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Lady Wolverines’ Mid–Season Recap, Second Half Expectations

Sports Writer

The Dade County High School Lady Wolverines coach Regina Logan shared her thoughts on the season so far and what to look for the remainder of the season.

They have faced adversity throughout the first half of the season from sickness to injuries. With just two seniors on the team, the team has only played three games with both seniors on the floor.

Photo by Eddy Gifford – Ali Thompson gets off a rare, uncontested shot in recent action. She usually finds the opposing team defense focused on her as she leads the Lady Wolverines offense on the court.

Kaitlyn Stinnett suffered an injury before the first region game and Ali Thompson missed two games during the Christmas tournament due to illness.

Despite being faced with adversity, the young team has continued to stay positive and grow more in their individual roles that each player brings to the team.

Thompson remains the most experienced senior at the varsity level and can shoot the three-point shot making her an offensive threat. Our offense typically looks to run through her; so far, every team we have faced has done a great job of making her work for every point she gets.

We have moved her around to give her more of an opportunity to get shots off despite being denied the ball. Thompson continues to step up her game on the defensive end too. She is doing an excellent job of putting herself in position to take charges.

Andi Norwood and KK Castleberry have stepped into the point guard position to help run our offense when Thompson is being denied.

Sophomore Adilynn Gross has had some standout games while developing into an offensive threat for our team. She can shoot outside the paint but also isn’t afraid to take it to the rim to finish.

Alyson Jenkins and Lex Atterton are developing into our defensive stoppers on the perimeter. Junior post Brooklyn Konrad has become more of an offensive threat and is controlling the defensive boards.

Bri Marlowe, our sophomore post, has shown growth with each game we have played. The freshmen are making an impact early and getting time on the floor. Josie Daniels and Morgan Edwards had to step up early in the season when Kaitlyn Stinnett went down with her injury.

The speed and quickness that Kiera Hughes brings to the floor will definitely make an impact on the Lady Wolverine program as she becomes more comfortable at the varsity level. Lexi Lawson and Zariah Hughes can come off the bench and help offensively as well.

“We have faced a tough season so far playing teams that are in a higher classification; yet, the girls have not quit and continue to improve as a team,” Coach Logan stated.

“The Lady Wolverine overall record is 3-9 and 2-2 in the region. The coaching staff is looking forward to having everyone back healthy and going full strength for the second half of the season. We look forward to seeing all the Dade County faithfuls continue to fill the gym and support our athletes,” Logan said.

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