Bradford Girls Basketball 2023-24 Season Preview


The Lady Railroaders after having several successful season on the hardwood including a district runner-up in 2022. They had a rough season in 2023 and look to rebound in 2024.

They are coached by John Siedling in his second year at Bradford. The Railroaders will play through one senior, three juniors, two sophomores and a freshman.

Brooklyn Crickmore is a 6-1 Sr., forward and the leading rebounder and shot blocker from last season and a great defensive player.

Avery Helman is a 5-10 Jr., forward who sets the pace for the team and is extremely tough defense.

Ryleigh Dotson is a 5-7 So., guard and will be the floor general and an outstanding leader.

Claire Hill is a 5-7 So., guard a hustle player who can stretch the floor on offense and a lock down defender.

Megan Wood is a 5-10 Jr., forward who slashes hard on offense and is excellent on defense and a good rim protector.

Vivian Harleman is a 5-8 Fr., guard a knockdown shooter and extremely talented offensively.

Daphne Lavey is a 5-7 Jr., forward and another hustle player who’s willing to put anything on the line to make the right play.

“Our team hangs our hat on tenacious defense and effort. For us to be successful we must apply and keep pressure the entire length of the court. Another key to be successful is to be patient on offense and be gritty,” said coach Siedling.

Siedling agrees with other coaches on who they see as the top 4 teams.

Tri village is very well coached and coming off of a championship year plus they have that pedigree. Mississinawa Valley was a younger tough team who is bringing back the majority of their team from last year and will be tough to beat. Dixie has an extremely talented group of girls who play hard, and Arcanum is very well coached and is bringing back a lot of talent.