CCHS JVs showing early potential | Sports | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | January 12, 2017 5:00 am
Last Updated: January 11, 2017 at 1:27 pm
By CINDY CROSBY
The Colleton County JV Lady Cougars will enter region competition this week with games against Cane Bay and Beaufort on tap. In their non-region match-ups, the JV team has shown they have the potential to develop into a competitive force in Region 8-AAAA. Sitting at 5-4 overall, the JV Lady Cougars have picked up wins against Stratford, May River, Wade Hampton and Ridgeland-Hardeeville.
Recapping their non-region schedule so far, Colleton County split two-game series with Ridgeland-Hardeeville and May River. Their results include wins against Wade Hampton twice (25-16, 28-16), Ridgeland-Hardeeville (24-11), May River (29-16) and Stratford (46-22). The JV Lady Cougars lost against May River (25-10), Wando (22-16), Berkeley (34-19) and Ridgeland-Hardeeville (30-23).
“This group has a lot of personality and potential,” said Coach Brandy Brown. “Coach Thea and I are trying to get them to understand they have to bring their unique personalities to the floor every day. It would make things so much easier for them as they continue to learn the game of basketball. As we ended our first part of the season, I’m excited to see the greatness that’s ahead.
“So far, Jade’ Frazier has been great at the point. She is learning how to be a vocal leader and a scorer. Tiffany North and Done Bowens have been doing a good job in the guard positions, whether that is playing great defense or controlling the ball around the wing,” Brown said.
Heading into region play, Brown would like to see the Lady Cougars take more shots on goal. “They need to shoot more,” said Brown. “Our posts, India Stokes and Martasia Stephens, have been rebounding well, but I would like them to be more aggressive on offense. We also have had some big contributions from J’nay McClain and Zy’Aire Johnson off the bench. I’m proud of all 13 girls as they work on their strengths to make their team better.”
The Junior Varsity Lady Cougars were scheduled to host Cane Bay Monday Jan. 9, then travel to Beaufort Thursday Jan. 12.