The New Albany High School girls basketball team wonders where its scoring will come from. The Eagles lost some major scoring production with the graduation of twin sisters Hannah and Haley Robertson.

The New Albany High School girls basketball team wonders where its scoring will come from. The Eagles lost some major scoring production with the graduation of twin sisters Hannah and Haley Robertson.

Now the Eagles have a roster whose most experienced players are used to being part of the supporting cast.

"The twins were a really big part of our team last year," senior post player Elyse Naddaff said. "The role players from last year really need to step up. Everyone needs to score. (The scoring is) going to be a little bit more spread out this season."

The 6-foot Naddaff is a three-year starter for the Eagles. In the past she was counted on to play tough defense inside and get rebounds. Now in her third year as a starter, Naddaff is one of the players the Eagles are looking to for leadership.

Another one is senior guard Madi Miller (5-8), who's also a two-year starter. Miller's role before was as a spot-up shooter and a player who could be counted on to make free throws in the clutch. Without the Robertson sisters commanding a double team, Miller's shots could come from different places on the floor.

The Eagles also return sophomore Hannah Scipio (5-4), who is the purest point guard New Albany has had since Jenni Stapleton in 2006-07. The three returning starters helped New Albany finish 20-4 overall last season and 13-1 in the OCC-Capital Division.

It was the Eagles' first OCC-Capital title. New Albany lost its league opener to Mount Vernon 42-41 before reeling off 13 consecutive wins. Big Walnut was second in the league at 12-2, followed by Olentangy Orange (10-4), Hilliard Bradley (7-7), Mount Vernon (7-7), Delaware (5-9), Watkins Memorial (2-12) and Franklin Heights (0-14).

Hannah Robertson led New Albany in scoring (19.0 points) and rebounding (7.6 rebounds). Haley Robertson was second in scoring at 15.0 points.

Despite not having those two, coach Jamie Puryear did not completely overhaul the offense. With Scipio's ability to drive, the Eagles still hope to draw in the defense before passing it out to the perimeter.

"(The offense is) similar, but we've added a couple more motion sets," Puryear said. "It's not so much dribble-drive action. When you lose two quality basketball players like we did, they're just impossible to replace.

"Still, the strength of our team is on the perimeter, so we're not trying to change too much."

Sophomores Cheyenne Hartley-Carr, a 5-8 guard, and Emily Rowling, a 6-0 post player, are beginning the season as starters. They earned significant time off the bench as freshmen.

Senior post player Olivia Moler (5-9) and sophomore guard Chrissy Harris (5-7) received some playing time last year and are expected to be the first players off the bench.

The rest of the team has little to no varsity experience, including junior Abbie Skowron (5-4), junior Sophia Semertsidis (5-4), freshman Amanda Miller (5-8), freshman Lexi Simpson (5-5) and freshman Ally Vendetti (5-8).

"We just need to play good defense, like lockdown defense, and everybody needs to be a scorer," Madi Miller said. "We don't have enough room for everybody to be role players. Everybody needs to take part in scoring this year."