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Schlinger, going into her fourth varsity season, started out at Oswego known more as a shooter. She's evolved into a point guard, and wants to continue to grow. Schlinger averaged 8.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists as a junior, her third as a starter.
"I'm trying to get to the rim more, to start the offense, then kick it out," Schlinger said.
The Panthers wrapped up their summer schedule on Tuesday, hosting their own Oswego Shootout. In one notable game against Bartlett, a regional champion last year, the Panthers dug an early double-digit hole, but rallied to lose by three points.
Earlier in June, Oswego went 4-2 at Morris, going 3-0 the first day before losing to Lockport and Plainfield South. The Panthers just returned from a very competitive team camp at Wisconsin-Madison, where they went 0-4.
"We didn't win any games there, but we got better," Carlson said. "We have some new people, a couple juniors making an impact, a freshman helping us out, then a heavy senior class. We will be very senior driven but then we have a few other pieces helping us out."