Girls Basketball Begins Season With Plenty of Promise

Girls Basketball Begins Season With Plenty of Promise

When Michael Menifee was hired to lead the girls basketball program he brought with him an energetic and positive outlook. That attitude has slowly been rubbing off on his team, which of course, is the plan. Although they enter the season without a senior on the roster, they do have experience coming back. 

Roughly 70% of the scoring and 60% of the rebounding returns from last season. Though, ufortunate serious knee injuries last season to senior Sydney Weeks and freshman Jaylin McClanahan somewhat derailed a promising start for the Lady Eagles, God used those terrible injuries to give younger players an opportunity for invaluable experience. The benefits of that experience will likely bear fruit this season.

The end result? The 2017-18 squad has several returners that saw significant varsity action last season. Add back a healthy McClanahan and you see where Menifee's infectious attitude is well-founded.

Menifee likes to play an up-tempo, fast paced style of basketball with tough man-to-man defense. Heading up that charge will be a pair of juniors - Grace Combs (12 ppg/3 rpg) and Bethany Selby (12 ppg/4rpg). As the team gets used to this new outlook and style, the coaches are optimistic that the results will be more wins and an exciting season for the Lady Eagles.