By R. Alan Richardson
OK, it’s only July, but I’m already in the “can’t wait for me some roundball” mode. Morgan County’s girls’ basketball squad will again be led by Coach Josh Reeves, and they have a lot of reasons to be positive about the upcoming season.
After barely being ousted in the Region 8-AAA Championship game by a stout, and undefeated (at the time) Franklin County team, the girls will return one of the best one-two punches in the backcourt they’ve had. Lou Reid and Miranda Powell will return for their senior campaign with high hopes of taking back the Region Championship trophy in 2018-19. Those hopes are well-founded.
Coach Reeves talked about his team’s summer progress with these words, “This summer we put a big emphasis on playing games and working on our ability to work together as a team. We did a whole lot of individual work on top of that. However, we went to UGA and Georgia Tech to play games at team camps to try and play high level teams to make ourselves better. We held our own with our smaller lineup against much bigger schools and playoff teams from last year.”
The Lady Dogs will lean heavily on their backcourt for scoring, but others have shown a ton of progress and will add to the team’s new lineup. “On top of our solid guard play, we had huge steps make by Neshay Cobb and Tamia Benford playing at the four and five positions. We also had some nice contributions from our freshman class, and hopefully they will be able to get the job done next year. It’s been a great summer all-around for us,” said Reeves
The Coach also mentioned that some of the girls had attended individual camps to increase their college recruitment hopes. It’s going to be an exciting season. This old guy can’t wait.