Coming off an 8-14 season, the Lady Tigers have plenty of room for improvement.
Head Coach Rex Gregg hopes that a more experienced Tiger squad will translate into more victories.
The Tigers are returning two of their leading scorers from last year, Lily Mather and Hannah Davis.
Mather and Davis, who are both juniors, both play post position and are expected to be leaders on this year’s team.
Mather, who received an all-region honorable mention last season, averaged eight points and 10 rebounds per game. Davis averaged seven points and seven rebounds per game.
Madison Maddox and McClaine Martin, both experienced seniors, will line up at the wing positions.
Junior Tiger Hannah Crumley will run the offense and move the ball down court from the point guard position.
Gregg also noted several key subs, including Hannah McRee, and Bridgett Barnett. First-year senior player Kiana Hill will also give support from the bench, as will sophomores Tramelia Sims and Libbi Lance.
The Lady Tigers will have their work cut out for them as they face an onslaught of talented competition in region 8-A.
“It’s going to be tough,” Gregg added. “There are good basketball teams in our region.”
Gregg pointed specifically to George Walton Academy, Athens Academy and Lakeview Academy as being very stern competitors.
While Gregg doesn’t want to jump to any conclusions, he says he is pleased overall with the way practice has been going thus far.
“They are working hard, listening, and trying to get things better,” he said. “You hope that they are getting better, but until we play somebody else, we really won’t know. All I know is that they are working really hard.”
The Lady Tigers will open their season at home on Monday, Nov. 19, when they host the Banks County Lady Leopards.