The Skyline girls basketball reached their objective during summer play.

The Vikings, who return three starters and all but two players from last season’s Class 1A state runner-up team, played in a team camp at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in June.

 “We’ve got a lot of experience, so we know what we’re going to get from our (players), so we felt like that was enough,” said Skyline assistant coach T.J. Perry of the MTSU camp. 

“Our summer objective was to see where we were at for when we start back. We saw enough to see where we are and kind of scaled back after that. The summer is about getting an idea of where you’re going to be at (starting the season) and we got that.”

Suiting up for Skyline this summer were rising seniors Alli McAllister and Bailee Usrey, rising juniors Aiden Bellomy and Gracie Stucky, rising sophomore Morgan Sanders, rising freshmen Kenzie Manning and Lexie Stucky and rising eighth-grader Blakely Stucky.

Skyline went 2-4 in the MTSU Camp while playing against mostly large-school Tennessee teams. The only non-Tennessee school the Vikings played was fellow Alabama team Vestavia Hills, a Class 7A school from the Birmingham metro area.

“Our kids have improved since the end of (last) season,” Perry said. “The kids played well.”

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