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Cheraw basketball working to get better

By Ken Buck

Staff Writer

Cheraw— The varsity boys and girls basketball teams at Cheraw High School have one common goal: to get better throughout the season.

Rhonda Wallace heads up the Lady Braves, who were 9-3 in the region last year and lost in the second round of the playoffs.

The Lady Braves picked up a nice victory of 51-40 over Marlboro County Bulldogs recently. The Lady Braves played a solid game of teamwork with intense defense and offense.

“The personality of the team is weird at time,” says Wallace. “Sometimes, the players doubt their abilities but perform well on the court. We are very reserved and quiet at times even through the toughest games. Then our senior point guard will yell, ‘Come on y’all! we can do this!’ and the motivation begins.”

Individual players expected to help lead the Lady Braves include Callie Bryant, guard; Daebreon McIver, Point guard; Harmonie Geralds, Forward; Anya Waiters, guard; and Precious Spurlock, Forward.

Goals for the team include looking to win the region title and to get better on individual basketball skills.

The boys team is led by Head Coach Justin Johnson and are currently 3-1 after finishing up 8-5 last year.

The Braves will be looking for key play from players such as Marshall Myers - 9th grade point guard, Jalen Coit - 10th grade shooting guard, Xavier Dixon - 11th grade small forward, Jonathan Gordon - 9th grade combo guard, and Xavier McIver - 10th grade post player.

Johnson said that his team is looking to be much better than their record showed last season.

“So far the guys are pushing one another to be better,” he says. “Their attention to detail has been good since June when I first met them. This group was hungry for something different and they are embracing the direction we are heading in. 

 “We have not found that true identity as of yet. I see us shaping up as a team that will be potent of offense and that takes pride in taking care of the ball. Defensively we seek to create additional possessions for ourselves offensively and limit our opponents to one-and-done.”

 

 

 

 

 

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