The Royal Push-Off

Mascoma Valley's Kaycee Lashua, left, and Amanda Guerin, right, do a drill during basketball practice in Canaan, N.H. on November 19, 2013. Their first game is December 6 at Interlakes. (Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage)

Mascoma Valley's Kaycee Lashua, left, and Amanda Guerin, right, do a drill during basketball practice in Canaan, N.H. on November 19, 2013. Their first game is December 6 at Interlakes. (Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage) Purchase photo reprints »

Mascoma’s Kaycee Lashua, left, and Amanda Guerin, right, do a drill during girls basketball practice in West Canaan on Tuesday. The Royals, who began workouts this week, begin their NHIAA Division III season at InterLakes on Dec. 6 before hosting Kearsarge four nights later.Valley News — Elijah Nouvelage