Exposure to variety of play styles beneficial to Lady Bulldogs

by Benita Fuzzell
2018-19 Fulton High School Lady Bulldogs Basketball Team and Coaching Staff. (Photo by Benita Fuzzell) 2018-19 Fulton High School Lady Bulldogs Basketball Team and Coaching Staff. (Photo by Benita Fuzzell)

Returning for his second year as Head Coach for the Fulton High School Lady Bulldogs’ basketball team, Mark Roberson, along with Assistant Coaches Melissa Speers and Kenneth Irvine believe the 2018-2019 team has seen improvement over the summer months and the Lady Bulldogs have been able to get a taste of a wide variety of on court playing styles, something the coaching staff sees as an asset.

Coach Roberson’s team will compete in the Martin-Westview Christmas tournament in Martin, Tenn. this year, further expanding the Lady Bulldogs’ reach and level of competition, even outside the district, which Roberson figures will once again produce a strong and dominant Carlisle County team.

“I want to see us win the District. That is something we have not seen done here since 2004,” Coach Roberson said.

Key players will be Shamarra Kinney, a sophomore, who Roberson notes can “score from any area of the court” and is versatile.

Another sophomore, Kyisha Everett, who will play at guard, puts in a stellar performance as a ball handler, and gives the opposition a “hard time” Roberson said.

The best defender so far, is another sophomore, Ca’Tya McManus and the Zakira Donald is probably the “best shooter” overall for the Lady Bulldogs.

With seven sophomores and three freshmen on the team, joining the one senior and no juniors, Roberson will look to everyone on his roster for contributions to the team’s success.

At this point, starters are Kinney, McManus, Everett, Jayda Martin and Donald.

The youth factor could be a challenge, however the team is not inexperienced, as all but one player have seen previous action on the Lady Bulldogs’ team.

Takyra Taylor and Jasmine McCloyn, although they are only freshmen will be offensive boosts for this year’s Lady Bulldogs.



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