Young players gaining experience

Young players gaining experience

Head women's basketball coach Stephen Harrel and his assistant Anita Walkerhave their program heading in the right direction.  The Red Ravens currently sit 4-3 on the year and 2-1 in conference.

"Our freshmen are getting their feet wet," Harrel said.  "The experience they are gaining now.  The ups and downs they are going through now, will help make us better throughout the year."

The Red Ravens are starting a lineup which features three to four freshmen at a time, with sophomore Lucy Burke being the mainstay in the starting lineup.  

Coming off the bench is KJCCC postseason award winner Sky Jasper who provides tremendous experience and leadership as the sixth man.

"She [Jasper] brings so much depth to our team coming off the bench.  She was scoring well as a starter, but making the move to put her as the sixth man has now allowed her more opportunities to score and lead," Harrel said.

Freshman Tatianna McCree has done well too playing in the starting lineup.  Having McCree gaining the shooting and playing experience along side of sharp shooter Burke has been tremendous for the Red Ravens.  

 

Looking forward into the season, coach Harrel and Walker will continue to develop and guide these young players as they look to continue their winning ways.

Offensively, the team is lead by Jasper averaging 12.3 points per game, followed by freshman Nalon Smith averaging 9.4, and freshman McCree with 7.3.

Defensively, the women are 38.7 rebounds per game and being led by sophomore Alexis Wooden averaging 5.3.