Lady Colonels' sights on more hoop victories
by Andrew B. Adler
Nov 28, 2012 | 887 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With their 62-16 victory over Johnson of Gainesville last week, the Cass Lady Colonels evened their record at 1-1 heading into Friday night’s contest against the Adairsville Lady Tigers. While their record after two games may not be that earth-shattering to most, it shows just how much the Lady Colonels have already improved this season as compared to last.

A win against the Lady Tigers would make it two straight and equal the total of games Cass won all of last season. It was a season where the Lady Colonels were 2-24 overall.

“It was nice winning that game by such a large margin, but there was a moment at the end where our girls felt bad at what happened,” said coach Jamie Horton, who has guided the girls varsity team for the past five seasons. “That’s because that was us last year. We were the ones who lost games by that same score.”

Those lopsided losses didn’t just occur last year, but the previous year as well when Cass finished 4-20.

“It’s been a tough couple of years here,” Horton said. “We have players on this year’s team who have taken their share of lumps.”

Somehow those players have managed to find the strength and will power to stay with a basketball program that keeps striving to see the light that is waiting at the end of the tunnel.

Those who have endured the most, said Horton, are seniors Amber Bowen and Octavia Pendleton and juniors Imani Whitfield, Janee Callahan and Kelsey Wright.

“This is the first time in two, maybe three years, that we have had upper classman who comprise the major of our varsity team,” Horton said. “The majority of them have junior varsity experience or who were freshmen who played against tough, varsity competition.”

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