All basketball coaches like to have a big senior class on their team for the experience and expertise, but there's a flip side to the equation.
Once they graduate, they leave big holes to fill.
That's the case at Marion High School, where Coach Mike Manderscheid is trying to replace eight seniors who helped them fashion a 14-8 record last season.
So how do things look in practice without the eight seniors?
"It looks like we lost eight seniors," Manderscheid replied quickly, laughing.
It's not like the Indians are bumping into each other while they learn how to dribble and chew gum at the same time, but there have been a few growing pains at Marion. The first task is trying to replace all-star guard Craig Engle, who is now starting at Cornell College as a freshman.