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Lady Tigers compete at Tech & Heritage

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By The Staff

By BRIAN LANGLEY

Morgan County News

Allen Davis likes what he has seen out of his Lady Tiger basketball team this summer. He sees a team that is much improved and is building depth for the upcoming season.

“They all have stepped up at camp. I’ve been pleased over the summer so far and all the girls are playing well,” said Davis.

Sunbright is coming off a 2-20 season, but returns six players that started at one time or another last year. Add in a talented group of freshman and Davis gets excited about the prospects of his second season at the helm.

“We have much, much more depth and I’m looking forward to what we can do next season,” Davis said.

Sunbright had a busy time last week with trips to Cookeville and Blount County to take part in two different team camps. At Tennessee Tech, the Lady Tigers went 4-3, while the JV team went 2-2 at Heritage High School.

The highlight of the week was a 42-41 win over Knoxville Webb, who was missing a couple of key players, at Heritage High on Saturday morning.

“That was really a big thing for the girls and that gave them some confidence,” said Davis.

Davis has implemented the triangle offense during the off-season and it has been a learning experience for everybody involved.

“It is a new offense and I’m learning it. The girls like it and they have bought into it,” offered Davis.

Davis said he has really concentrated on fundamental basketball and worked hard on their man-to-man defense. He also sees a glaring weakness that must be addressed.

“We have to improve on our shooting. We have got to get better,” said Davis.

Davis praised the play of Jessika Dyer, Sarah Sexton, Hannah Sexton, Shalenia Freels, Angeliccaa Williams, Robbiccaa Williams, Miranda Scott and Monica Barnett. Barnett and Amber Kennedy each were hobbled for part or all of the camp.

“They’ve all improved and I’m excited,” Davis added.