EFFINGHAM — The Atchison County girls basketball team is ready to face the new season behind strong senior leadership.

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Experienced Gonzaga and Virginia sent not-so-subtle reminders not to discount talented, veteran-led teams.

The Atchison Lady Red are a young team this year looking to establish their program. With only one senior and two returning starters, the team relies heavily on new talent in the program.