The Cane Bay Top Faculty ladies basketball workforce complicated to the playoffs ultimate wintry weather however graduated six avid gamers and two extra lettermen aren’t enjoying this season.
It makes for a tender crew of Cobras at the hardwood in 2018-19. Trainer Ira Owens’ workforce brings again simply 4 lettermen, 3 that experience really extensive enjoy.
“Nearly all of the workforce is new,” mentioned Owens, coming into his 7th season at Cane Bay. “Other folks have requested me what sort of workforce we’re going to have. Particular person talent-wise we’re as excellent as we’ve been. It’s only a topic of ways issues come in combination and if we will be able to play excellent workforce basketball.”
Senior ahead Antuana Kinloch is the highest participant returning. She averaged 6.Three issues, 6.6 rebounds and a pair of.nine steals ultimate season. Owens is reckoning on Kinloch to tackle extra of a management position.
Kinloch led all Cane Bay scorers with 10 issues in Friday evening’s 42-26 loss to West Ashley.
Junior ahead Khaliyah McClennon chipped in 3.eight issues and four.Three forums consistent with sport in 2017-18. Owens mentioned she has stepped forward dramatically.
“If she continues that, she can have a possibility to get her identify in the market the place perhaps some small faculty will have a look at her,” Owens mentioned.
Sophomore guard Amya Henderson is the opposite participant who noticed important time ultimate season. She averaged 3 issues and 1.1 rebounds.
“I’m in search of her to be extra constant,” Owens mentioned. “She’s competitive in a excellent roughly means. It’s only a topic of controlling that.”
Junior guard Milaun Turner additionally lettered ultimate season.
8th-grade wing Alaina Nettles, senior guard Sanaa Huling and sophomore guard Mikayla Blanco also are anticipated to compete for time within the beginning lineup. Owens mentioned Nettles is a sturdy ballhandler, most probably as some distance alongside basically and skill-wise as any 8th grader he’s had.
Huling had 9 issues within the loss to West Ashley. Blanco is an competitive younger participant transitioning from the JV squad.
Freshman Tatum Carr (5-10) is the one true middle at the roster however is sidelined with an ankle damage. She shouldn’t pass over that many video games. Carr has a excellent shot from the mid-range and will get to the basket, Owens mentioned.
Extra workforce contributors are eighth-grade guard Samantha Mullen, freshman guard Trinity Edmund and junior ahead Paige Landerman.
“If the ladies get some self belief and play in combination, we’ve got the danger to compete,” Owens mentioned. “We’re going to be undersized towards everyone. We’re going to have to make use of pace, protection and smarts to check out to hold in there.”
Cane Bay is at Fortress Dorchester on Dec. 4 (after press time) and hosts Oceanside Collegiate on Dec. Five ahead of touring to Oceanside Collegiate on Dec. 7.
The Cobras then host Ashley Ridge on Dec. 11 and commute to Summerville on Dec. 14.