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November 12, 2014 STONE COUNTY ENTERPRISE PAGE 17 SPORTS THE 2014-2015 STONE HIGH LADY 'CAT VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM - (LEFT TO RIGHT) ESSENCE CORBETF, TEKEYHA HERRIEN,, MARLY FAIRLEY, JAYCEE OWEN, O'MIRA BRELAND, SAMANTHA HERRIEN, AKEYHA HERRIEN, REGEAN BATSON AND CONSTANCE EVANS. ENTERPRISE PHOTO BY JODY O'HARA. By Jody O'Hara Herrien and Essence Beach and Picayune in Corbett will be looked to district play and Smith The Stone High girls' to provide the leader- likes his team's chances basketball team will uti- ship lost to graduation, of advancing out of the lize speed to make up Outside of 5-1o district. for what it may lack in Jasmine Farmer and 5-9 "In the playoffs, any- size this season. Beth Owen and Jaycee thing can happen," he A team that went 13-13 Johnson, the Lady 'Cats said. last season, the Lady lineup is somewhat lack- Under a new 'Cats lost Aleyia Howze, ing in height. Mississippi High School Terrianna Breland and "We're small," Smith Activities Association Ravion Johnson to grad- said. "We're going toplayoff format, there uation, play a lot of man-to-will be no South State "Aleyia ran the offense man defense and speedtournament. for three years," Coach the game up. Instead, the first three Sam Smith said. "I feel like we're a lot teams in each district Junior guards quicker than we were." will make the playoffs. Constance Evans and Everybody in District"If you win your divi- Marly Fairley will be 7-5A will be looking to sion, you get a bye," expected to pick up get past West Harrison. Smith said. "Win one where Howze left off. "They're going to be home game and you go Reagan Batson and the one everybody'd to Jackson." Tekeyha Herrien will going to be chasing,"Under the new format, have to fill those guard Smith said. that consolation game roles at times. The Lady 'Cats will becomes very important, Seniors Akeyha also contend with Long Smith said. 2014-16 ,, ...... No_.__=. Name ............... 10 Marly Fairley ~iiiiiii JOHNSON, JASMINE FARMER, BETH THE 2014-2015 STONE HIGH TOMCAT VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM - (STANDING, LEFT TO RIGHT) COACH UAL STEELE, TAVARUS FAIRLEY, DEMARCUS GRADY, MARQUEZ EDWARDS, COACH MILLER, (KNEELING, CALEB CHANDLER, LANDON ARNOLD AND AMARI LEWIS. ENTERPRISE PHOTO BY JODY O'HARA. DUBUISSON, ALDEN KEEL, PARKER OWEN, LARRY HARTFIELD, WILLIAM ROBERTS, DAN- LEFT TO RIGHT) CHRIS BLANCHARD, KEVIN STUBBS, CASEY LAWHON, XARVIOR KEYS, 2014-15 Ioate i November is is i 11 i13 24 December 4-5 9 I I 12 1( 19 i13 i16 | 20 123 l 27 30 February 3 I lO 117 120 BASKETBALL SCHEDULE Place ' Time Oak Grove Petal 12:30 VG Petal Petal 8:00 VB Perry Central Home 6:00 VG, VB D'lberville Home 5:00 JVB, VG, VB George County Home 5:00 JVG, VG, VB Vancleave JVG, VG, VB Poplarvitle VG, VB TBA Magee George Pi( ~ ~i!ii: VG, VB JVB, VG, VB JVB, VG, VB ! ............... 5:00 : JVB, VG, VB F 5100i:,:, JVG VG, VB VG, VB Perry Central Away 5:00 JVB, VG, VB Pass Christian Home 5:00 JVG, VG, VB Gautier Away 6:00 VG, VB D'lbervitle Away 6:00 VG, VB Region 7-5A Tourney Home TBA VGi VB Region 7-5A Tourney Home TBA VB, VB l ** Regional Games RL- man mmi wing aunim m mim nimm mmm n imm mmm mm. mml n aim mine n nmm nimm n ...J By Jody O'Hara Should the Stone High boys' basketball team fail to produce this sea- son, it won't be from a lack of experience. "I've got eight seniors and five or six of them have been through the wars," said Coach Todd Miller. One area where the Tomcats are lacking experience is at putting the ball in the basket. They graduated Peyton Owen, who averaged 20.3 points-per-game, mostly in the paint, and Carl Mallett, who was a consistent 3-point threat, from a team that went. 13-13. Owen also led the team in rebounds, averaging nearly 11 per game. "We lose a lot of points," Miller Said. "The only true scorer we've got back is Amari Animal Care Clinic YOUR PE'I, THEIR HF.At,TH. OUR PAS$1ON~ 625 Fairgrounds Rd. Wiggins, Niss. Lewis." turnovers a game last Lewis, a senior, aver- season and all 22 are aged 12.9 ppg last sea- coming back." son while pulling down He said cutting that 7.9 rebounds, number in half would He had 13 points give him a lot more con- Saturday in a season- fidence. opening 52-4z loss to Problematic is the lack Petal. of a true point guard. "After the first quarter, Xarviour Keys will run we were down 20-2." the offense. Miller said. "We basical- Keys averaged i.8 ly won the rest of the assists- and 1.6 steals- game, but we couldn't per-game as a junior, overcome the slow not quite negating his start." 3.8 turnovers-per-game. The Tomcats will be Miller is eager to get balanced across the senior Danual Steele board, with no one play- into the mix. er likely to stand out. Steele missed a large "There's not a star on portion of last season this team," Miller said. with an ankle injury, but "We're going to be rely- is healthy and ready to ing on Kevin Stubbs, but go. he's a defensive guy. "He's a 6-3 senior and "He's going to take he can jump out of the three or four charges a gym," the coach said. game. Steele provided 1o Miller is confident his points Saturday. team will acquit itself on "It was depressing," the defensive end of the Miller said of the loss. court, but has concerns "We were getting wide about the offense and its open shots, we just ability to hold on the the couldn't hit them." ball. Seniors Larry "Defensively, we're Hartfield, Chris going to be alright," he Blanchard and Marquez said. "I'm worried, Edwards should bring though, about some excitement into turnovers, the mix now that foot- "We averaged about 2a ball season has ended.