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Cross High School

Lady Trojans season ends in the first round of the class A playoffs

By Neill Kirkpatrick

Goose Creek – After advancing to at least the second round of the class A playoffs for the past six years, the Cross Lady Trojans had a veteran squad returning so expectations were high that they would continue that streak or go further once the playoffs began.

Unfortunately, they feel a little short of their goals, however, they did finish second in region VI A and earn a home playoff game against Green-Sea Floyds. The Lady Trojans did not have a good shooting night and fell 34-23.

“As most coaches, I believed that we had the pieces to make a good run at the Region and State title. We were in contention for the Region Title but fell short in the first round of the playoffs, and I put that squarely on my shoulders,” said head coach Reese Felder.

Felder continued, “We had a few issues early in the year that hurt team chemistry, but it reinforced our team goals and program expectations. I m proud of my girls for showing the maturity to turn it around.”

The Lady Trojans had three returning starters in Shatyra Moree, Raynee Green and Kquadasia Rollison. Moree is one of the top players on class A. She led the Lady Trojans in scoring at 19 points per game, rebounds 13 and blocks with six rejects a game. Currently she has offer from USC Salkehatchie and is receiving interest from SC State, Winston-Salem State, UNC Asheville and Claflin University.

Green was solid all year averaging five points, six rebounds and a team leading six steals a game.

Two underclassmen filled out the rest of the starting lineup in sophomore Jah’Laya Vega-Velez and freshmen Taia Gattis. Vega-Velez was the only other Lady Trojan to score in double figures averaging 10 a game. She also showed her all-around game averaging five boards, five assist and four steals per contest.

Gattis showed she will be a baller as she get’s older averaging 8 points, 9 boards and two blocks per game in her freshmen year.

Top reserves were junior Lauryn Wilson and eighth grader Tranice Smalls.

 The rest of the Lady Trojans are seniors Jordyn Jenkins and Zaria Wilson and sophomore Dynasia Gillard.

“I am excited about the returning youth we have in the program, and their eagerness to get better. I believe that we will have a very productive off-season,” coach Felder said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

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