Lady Purple Hurricanes hoping to live up to expectations
by David Royal
Dec 01, 2012 | 916 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Lady Purple Hurricanes hope to be playing after the regular season ends and are working hard to make that happen, their new head coach said.

Coach Cindy Moore, who took over the team in early summer after the resignation of Donna Enis, said the Lady Canes have a lot of individual talent but their success will depend on their team play. “We have a lot of balance, players who can do different things,” she said. “If someone keys on one thing, we certainly should have an answer for it.”

Projected starters are Kaelyn Irby, Stefanie Will, Hallie Wachsmuth and Jazmine Baldwin with Maya and Morgan Jones interchangeable as the final starter.

Moore said the Lady Canes return two talented players in Irby, a point guard, and Will, a shooting guard, both juniors and two-year starters.

“Kaelyn is one of those special players who can do a lot of things for you,” Moore said. “Because of that she will be the focus of a lot of our opponents’ attention. The other players have to step up when that happens. We are a team. Everyone has to contribute in order for us to be successful.”

She said Will is a defensive standout.

“Stephanie is a worker who plays all over the court,” Moore said. “She has a great desire to win. She’ll put it out there. She’ll make you pay if you don’t hustle and play smart defense.”

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