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Coe closing out Lamar career with strong season

 

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Lamar – While the team is fighting through a tough season, Lamar senior guard LaQuan Coe is doing her best to finish out a three-year starting career with a great season.

Lamar’s girls basketball team has struggled to find a lot of success this season. The team managed just three wins in their first 15 outings but has posted a 2-1 record in region 2-A.

But Coe, a 5-4 dynamo in the backcourt, is having a very good season, even though many may not know about it. Coe is currently averaging 16.6 points per game to go along with 2.8 steals per contest.

Coe has been in double figures 11 times this season, including a 35-point scoring effort in a loss to Lee Central and a 30-point outburst in a loss to Eau Claire.

Coe averaged 10.1 points per game in 19 games as a sophomore. She improved to 14.7 points per game as a junior. She is closing in on 800 career points, needing about 40 points over the rest of the season to reach that number.

Coe is the most experienced player on the young roster this season. Sophomore Heidi Anderson is having a productive campaign with 6.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest. Sophomore A’Niya Gates is averaging 3.1 points and 5.6 rebounds, and sophomore Ja’Shyia Ham is averaging three points per game.

The other two seniors on the roster are Miranda Robinson and Alexius Green. Kaylee Amerson is the lone junior while Breana Dease is a freshman.

Rounding out the roster are sophomores Kamiyah Brown, Alana Hodges and Tiana Hodges.

Lamar football players to be honored at banquet

Several Lamar High football players, along with head coach Corey Fountain, will be honored at the High School Sports Report’s all-state football banquet on February 10th at the Seawell’s Restaurant in Columbia. The banquet begins at 4 p.m.

Fountain will be recognized as the region 2-A Coach of the Year. The Silver Foxes were region champions and played in the Class A state championship game for the fourth straight year.

 Earning offensive all-state honors were running back Jac’quez Lucas and offensive lineman Shane Amerson. Lucas rushed for 1,252 yards and 18 touchdowns this season.

On defense, linebacker Kegan Sparks, lineman Jordan Green and defensive back Malik Johnson were named Class A all-state. Sparks had 72 tackles this fall while Green had nine tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. Johnson had five interceptions while adding more than 1,200 total yards and 16 touchdowns on the offensive side of the ball.

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