Monday, November 3, 2014

Lady Pioneers Primed and Ready for New Season

With a new coach and an eye on coming out on top, the Lady Pioneers basketball team is ready for a new season filled with fresh starts.

The Lady Pioneers roster sees the return of sophomores Jenise Davis, Victoria Dye, Ta'Keyha Flowers, and Shenequa Foster — all of whom are ready to see their team grow and come out on top this season.
"I just want to come out and be a contending team. We've always been number two, but this year, we're going for number one," Dye said.

Former Harlem Globetrotter Otis Key has taken the helm of the women's basketball team this year, and he has big plans for the season. Since joining Vol State, Key has worked with the team developing their skills as they prepped for the upcoming season.

Key's experience on and off the court has served the team well so far, and Dye said she and her fellow teammates are happy to have his guidance this year.

"It's been really good. It's been challenging, too. We've been pushed and challenged to be the best, so hopefully we'll end up being the best," she said.

Although the team still has a lot of work to do before the first game of the season, all of the players are hoping to end this year with a championship win under their belt.

"We want to be able to go to the tournament this year, because last year we didn't get to go. Right now, we're trying to finalize everything to eventually be where want to be," Foster said.

The team will open their season Friday, Nov. 7, with a home game against Columbia State at 5:30 p.m. Click here for a full schedule of this year's games. Games are free for students, faculty, and staff. Admission is $5.

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