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 Manning getting ready for show down with Bishop England

By Neill Kirkpatrick

Goose Creek – The past three years the Manning Monarch’s girls basketball team has compiled an impressive 60-18 record and advanced into at least the second round of the of the class AAA play offs so getting off to a 16-3/ 3-0 start is not a surprise.

“Getting off to a great start is what we expected” said head coach Darren Mazcyk. “We have a veteran team returning and they know what we expect. Our goals are to come out strong, to compete for a region championship and to go as far as we can in the playoffs.”

To capture the region championship the Monarch’s will have to go through perennial state power Bishop England (16-1/3-0) and to get ready for that task they played a tough non region schedule.

“I believe it does help to play a tough early schedule before region play. It gives the team a big lift in moral heading in to the region play,” said coach Mazcyk.

Leading the Monarch is senior shooting guard Ariyonia Busby. She is second on the team in scoring at 11.3 ppg and leads the team in rebounding at 10.1 a game. One of the team’s tri-captains she is second on the team in steals at 3.7 and assists at 2.2 per game. The rebounding is impressive as she is stands only 5’1. She also has an outside shot of reaching 1000 points for her Manning career.

Senior point guard Niyah Brand is also one of the team’s captains and she lead the team in assist at 6.9 per game as well as blocks with two per contest.

The team’s leading scorer and thief is junior forward Measha Jones. She is averaging 11.7 points per game and 4.6 steals. She has also been a terror on the boards ripping down 9.7 a game.

Rounding out the starting five are two underclassmen is junior center Myisha Smiling and freshmen wing player Quawnteona Billups. Smiling is averaging a 10.5 ppg and 9.9 rebounds per game while Billups chips in five points per contest.

Key reserves are sophomore Star Logan and juniors Tajabreanca Dow and Sequoia Junious.




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