The Banks County Middle School girls basketball teams recently capped a successful summer with a 14-1 record.
The Lady Leopards competed in two basketball camps and the players have shown much improvement for such a young squad.
“Hopefully, we can take this momentum and build confidence going into our middle school season in October,” said coach Steve Shedd.
Attending a camp hosted by Madison County, BCMS faced opposition from the host as well as Loganville. The BCMS “A Team” posted a record of 6-0 against its competition.
The second annual North Georgia Summer Showdown was hosted by BCMS. The school’s “A Team” played games against North Hall, Gainesville, Madison County, White County and teams from Hayesville, North Carolina.
The “A Team” Lady Leopards posted a record of 8-1 at the local camp.
Many of the girls also played some for the high school’s junior varsity team this summer, which also helped improve their play.
“Winning is great, but the main goal of our summer camps and practices is to improve and work out the kinks before our middle school season begins,” Shedd said. “We have a young squad this year but I really like the team we have. We will not be quite as big as last year but I think we will be faster and very deep on the bench. I think this year's team is very balanced offensively and is tenacious on defense. I like how well the team plays together and how great they move the ball on offense. I look forward to seeing what this group can accomplish this year.”
The “B Team” also competed in summer camps along T B Team is comprised of mostly sixth and seventh grade players. The main purpose of the “B Team” this summer was to develop the talent the players have and prepare them to play on the “A Team” in the future.
Debbie Marlow and Tabitha Sims coach the BCMS “B Team” and were said they were extremely proud of how hard the players worked throughout the summer and the tremendous amount of improvement they showed.
“We were impressed to see them pickup some big wins during our camps this summer,” Shedd said. “We look forward to great things from our ‘B Team’ this season.”