(Photo by David Jenkins, Staff)
NEW MADRID -- Speed will be the appropriate word to describe the 2010-11 New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles basketball team.
"We're going to be one of the faster teams around I think," said coach David Crockett. " We're going to get up and down the floor and we are going to make you have to handle the ball against a lot of pressure. That's been our forte since I've been here and we're not going to change anything."
The Lady Eagles return one senior in Brittany Johnson who "will bring a lot of leadership to us," Crockett said.
While NMCC returns only one senior, they aren't without experience from last season's 14-11 team. Leading scorer Benesha Childress (5-9, so.) returns after scoring 17 points per game last season as does Karen McGloson (5-10, so.) who averaged 12 points and nine rebounds per game.
Sophomore Dallas Campbell (5-5) also returns and will handle the point guard duties after stepping up and filling that role at the end of last season for the Lady Eagles.
Sophomores Hunter Hewitt (6-0) and Nikki Martin (5-7) are both out for the team this year and Crockett said Hewitt will help inside while Martin will fill a shooter role.
"The girls have been working really hard this year and I've been really impressed with them," Crockett said.
|N.29-D.4||Senath Tourney, TBA|
|D.6||Scott Central, 6 p.m.|
|D.9||at Dexter, 6 p.m.|
|D.18-23||Lady Royal Invite, TBA|
|J.4||Portageville, 6 p.m.|
|J.6||at Senath-Hornersville, 6 p.m.|
|J.18||Neelyville, 6 p.m.|
|J.20||at Charleston, 6 p.m.|
|J.22||at Naylor, 6 p.m.|
|J.24||at East Prairie, 6 p.m.|
|J.27||at Sikeston, 6 p.m.|
|J.31||at Malden, 6 p.m.|
|F.2||Caruthersville, 6 p.m.|
|F.3||Delta, 6 p.m.|
|F.7||Poplar Bluff, 6 p.m.|
|F.10||at Chaffee, 6 p.m.|
|F.14||Scott City, 6 p.m.|
|F.17||South Pemiscot, 6 p.m.|
|F.21||at Oran, 6 p.m.|
|F.22||at Kennett, 6 p.m.|
|F.28-M.4||District Tourney, TBA|