NEW MADRID -- With a slew of returners and one of the fastest teams in the area, the New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles are poised for a breakout season.
Last season, the Lady Eagles finished with a 14-12 record with a loss to the Kennett Lady Indians in the Class 3, District 1 semifinals.
"I expect this to be one of our best seasons in a while if we continue to work hard and improve in some areas," NMCC coach David Crockett said. "I'm excited and ready for this season to get underway."
They lost just one senior, Brittany Johnson, to graduation but will get back 10 experienced players. One of which, just happens to be one of the regions rising stars.
At 5-9, junior Benesha Childress left an undoubted mark in just her second year of playing for NMCC last season. The super-smooth guard led the Lady Eagles with 20 points per game and grabbed 10 rebounds a game. She also added four steals and two assists a game.
Junior Karen McGloson was NMCC's most consistent threat on both offense and defense. She was their second leading scorer with 14 points per game and hauled in 10 rebounds per contest as well.
NMCC will open their season in Gideon's Lady Bulldog Classic which kicks off on Nov. 28.