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Green Sea-Floyds ends season in Class A playoffs

By C.R. Cumbee

Staff Writer

Green Sea—The Green Sea-Floyds girls basketball team played for a state championship two years ago before making the state semifinals last year.

However, arguable the biggest asset on those squads – guard Tamara Jackson – graduated in 2018 and left a huge void on the roster.

The Trojans struggled at times this winter and finished 14-11 overall, including 3-5 in conference play.

They earned a number three seed in the Class A playoffs and defeated Cross, 34-23, in the first round before being eliminated by Military Magnet the following round.

With the season coming to a close, Green Sea-Floyds will bid farewell to five seniors, including captain Jalinda Johnson, who was a key piece in those earlier playoff runs.

For the year, she averaged a team-high 19.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.9 steals and 2.9 assists.

Another major departure will be guard Laura Black, who scored 12.2 points to go with 5.1 rebounds, 4.1 steals and 2.1 assists per game.

Ajaila Young (5.4 rebounds), Kyneisha Graham (3.5 points) and Kylie Norton are the other soon-to-be graduates.

The Trojans will now look to a new core of players to step up and take over in 2019-20.

 Junior Keyonna Ridges is a candidate to take over that leadership role after recording 6.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.7 assists a night.

Junior forward Breionna Gore pulled down 7.2 boards, freshman Jyshae Pope chipped in with 3.3 points and 7.0 rebounds, and eighth-grader A.J. Jones averaged 3.5 points.

Other returning players on the roster include juniors Laxica Rowell, Deanjhane Oliver, Alexsia Carter and Ladiamond Grady, sophomores Laquza Martin and Caroline Davis, and freshman Shireona Johnson.

In other news, the Green Sea-Floyds softball and baseball teams are poised to have another solid season. The Trojans girls and boys captured district championships and advanced to the Lower State Final Four.

 

With Entire Team Back Green Sea-Floyds Looking For Winning Season ln Softball

By Billy G. Baker

Publisher

Green Sea—With 9 starters back from a team that finished 8-12 last season Green Sea-Floyds second year head coach Henry martin is optimistic for a potential break-out season.

“Our goals for the season are to get better every day and to always finish strong,” said Coach Martin. “I have two returning starters sidelined with injuries right now, so we are scrambling to make the best fits in their absences.  Hopefully it will be brief, and they will return before the season kicks off.

“We were eliminated in the playoffs by Lake View last year,” said Coach Martin. “We have everyone back who was on the roster last year and we have added newcomer 8th grader Haley Owens. “

Returning players include senior first baseman Bailey Marlowe, senior third baseman/right fielder Kyneisha Graham. Senior Summer Hill returns, and she should see some catching duties this season.

 The junior class is represented by four starters. They are junior shortstop Grace Elliott, junior center fielder Chance Caulder, junior outfielder/catcher Alexis Cox and second baseman Tess Graham. Cox led the team in hitting last year at .414. Elliott had a .900 fielding percentage on 60 chances.

There are two starting sophomores in returning pitcher Caroline Davis and outfielder Abby Marlowe. There are two returning freshman starters in third baseman Maci Buffin and pitcher/catcher Bailey Strickland. Freshman Bailey Carroll is a candidate at second base while Owens is seeking playing time in the outfield or first base.

Coach Martin has been on the staff at GSF for six seasons and he is assisted by Wendy Bracey and Richard Gore.

Green Sea-Floyds will host a preseason tournament February 22-23. The Lady Trojans begin the regular season with a game at Loris High School on March 4. 

 

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