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Girls basketball: Lyons senior steps up to help her teammates

<p>Lyons Township's Kayla Morrissey (blue) puts up a shot over the reach of Hinsdale Central's Emily Wasz in Hinsdale on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. &nbsp;| Mike Mantucca / For Sun-Times Media</p>

Lyons Township's Kayla Morrissey (blue) puts up a shot over the reach of Hinsdale Central's Emily Wasz in Hinsdale on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.  | Mike Mantucca / For Sun-Times Media

Lyons senior forward Kayla Morrissey transferred into the Lions program after her freshman year but she's now entrenched as a team leader, according to High School Cube News.

When a teammate jokingly calls Kayla Morrissey “Grandma,” no offense is taken.

The Lyons senior from Burr Ridge knows it goes with the territory of being one of the oldest players on her team. The 5-foot-9 forward is one of only two seniors, along with Carly Oboikovitz, on the roster for first-year coach Paul Krick. Morrissey is a key starter for Lyons, while Oboikovitz comes off the bench.

The rest of Krick’s starting lineup includes juniors Vicki Swift, Gaby Galassini and Hope Miller and sophomore guard Nina Scaramella.

“Kayla leads by example,” Krick said. “She does a lot for a senior. She knows she has to come ready to help and she does the right thing by putting people in their places at the right time. She’s comfortable and one of our foundations for me. I rely on her each game.”

[Read more at High School Cube News]

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