Posts Pace Lady Lions | VideoJacob Kaucher | 3/13/2012
The freshmen duo sticks out because of their six-foot plus size and their refined basketball skills.
"Individually, they`re pretty good basketball players," head coach Julie Stewart says. "But the sum of them is where they can be dangerous."
The pair of post players are the engine that drives the Lady Lions scoring.
Stewart leads the team in points per game averaging 19.1 a night.
Bohl`s second with 14.7 each time out.
"If one of us has a big girl on, the other has a shorter girl," says Bohl of the mismatches the pair creates. "And we look for that because that`s just easy points for us."
"We really know how to use each other when one of us posts up, the other dives," Hannah Stewart adds. "We just know how to use each other as best as possible."
A healthy rivalry between the two players pushes them to perform.
When one has a big game, the other expects to match it the next time they take the court.
"We don`t really talk about it," Stewart says. "But I`d say there is a bit of a friendly rivalry - not only points but assists. And just getting each other up and going."
"We push each other (in practice). Because you never know, we could get a girls the same as us working on us just as hard," Bohl says.
Having a set of twin towers also helps the rest of the Ryan players.
If teams sink inside on defense to help against Bohl and Stewart, outside sharpshooters are open to knock down shots.
And with a pair of bigs who can rebound and like to run the floor, the Lions aggressive transition game can be deadly.
"They`re my trailers," sophomore point guard Anika Rovig says. "If I don`t have a look, myself, at the basket, I always know they`ll be right there coming right next to me. And I just throw it. They`re right there where they need to be and they finish."
Perhaps the scariest part about the large Lions is their youth.
With three more years of high school left, they`ll present an oversized a challenge to foes for years to come.