Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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November 27, 2013

Running with the Lady Comets

Nov. 27, 2013 — The Lady Comets are back for another year of running and gunning opposing defenses.

And that is the way coach Bart Stevens likes it.

Stevens, who is back for a second season leading the Lady Comets is eager to get the season started. He says he has the players to run teams out of the gym this year.

“We’re a lot quicker and I think we’re going to score more points,” Stevens said. “We’re sharing the ball about as well as any group I’ve had in 30 years. If we continue to do that, I think we’ll be pretty good.”

Brooke Callihan and Megan Centers have graduated. The two combined for almost 50 percent of West’s total scoring last year.

With the return of senior guard Leatha Reynolds from an injury, the Lady Comets are searching to plug the holes those two leave behind.

“I don’t think you replace two players like that you just try to fill their slots, Stevens said. “We’ll have an eight-man rotation and it’s eight kids who can play well. We won’t have a spot where no one can’t guard and at times last year we did.”

West Carter has their second leading scorer back in junior forward Lexie Berry.

She averaged 9.8 points a game last year and led the team in rebounds at 5.8 a game. While there are only two seniors on the roster, she is expecting to be one of the Lady Comet’s leaders.

“I have to keep my teammates up and play hard,” Berry said. “Coach wants us to go hard and go to the basket he doesn’t like outside shooting and wants us to go to the post and go from there. We’re not afraid to shoot the ball.”

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