Guilderland sweeps own tournament

"We're gradually moving to a four-guard system," said Cacckello. "It won't happen this year, but we're introducing some new stuff offensively in preparation for moving to a four-guard system."

That doesn't mean starting forwards Bowman and Melissa Winne won't have a say in Guilderland's on-court performance. Cacckello sees them as key players at both ends of the floor, especially near the basket.

"Both of our (starting) forwards had 10-plus rebounds in both (tournament) games, and they had to battle some tough kids to get those rebounds," said Cacckello.

Likewise, the Lady Dutch will have to battle some tough teams to get wins in the realigned Suburban Council. They are now in the South Division with Colonie, Bethlehem, Averill Park, Columbia and Mohonasen, and Cacckello doesn't see an easy game against any of them.

"On paper, you could claim our division is going to be tough, but you never know what can happen," he said. "Having to play those teams twice is going to be tough, but everything we do is built to prepare for Sectionals."

Guilderland begins its Suburban Council season Wednesday when it hosts Averill Park in a South Division game. The Lady Dutch are then off until Tuesday, Dec. 9, when they visit Colonie.""

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