Girls Basketball Preview

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Sherri McPherson

There are 10 seconds left, she has the ball running down, she stops at the three-point line with only five seconds left, she shoots, and she makes it. The crowd goes wild.

The 2020-21 Lafayette Girls Basketball Team consists of 16 girls this year. This includes a 7th grader, two 8th graders, six freshmen, three sophomores, and four juniors. There are no seniors this year. The Head coach is Allison Denton, assisted by Danny Ellison, Jed Willis, Jaron Givens, Ronetta Taylor. The team also has an athletic trainer, Jenni Williams. The Girls basketball season starts in November and runs through early March.

There are 13 home games this year, and 24 regular games in total. With COVID-19, there will be six-foot social distancing, masks must be worn at all times, and five family members are allowed in for each player. Players must wear a mask to and from the building at practices. There will be 6 practices, and/or games a week. Practices will either be 3:45-5:45 OR 5:45-7:45.

“I’m excited for the season, and I hope it’s as normal as it was last year, but with COVID it’s probably not going to happen. I just want to play basketball, and I know the coaches will make that happen for us.” says Cailyn Fuamatu, a freshmen player.

The team is as follows:
Abby Popham-Forward-#3
Ananya Brown-Guard/Forward-#4
Rylan Music-Forward-#5
Catherine Jacobs-Guard-#10
Alayna Miller-Forward-#11
Cailyn Fuamatu-Forward-#13
Shemetria Marshall-Guard-#14
Olivia Planck-Guard- #15
Narrah Wilson-Forward-#20
Kenzie Day-Forward-#21
Anna Clay Day-Guard-#22
Lauren Walton-Guard-#23
Gracyn Grantz-Guard-#24
Jackie Tishibangi-Forward-#25
Kiley Noble-Guard/Forward-#30
Olivia Cathers-Forward-#35

The 2020-2021 schedule: 

DATE DAY OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
NOV. 24th Tuesday Powell County Away 6:00/7:30
30th Monday Henry Clay Home  6:00/7:30
DECEMBER 8th Tuesday Berea Away  6:00/7:30
10th Thursday LCA B/G DH Away  6:00
11th Friday Boone county Home  6:00/7:30
15th Tuesday Tates Creek Home  6:00/7:30
17th Thursday PLD Home 6:00/7:30
19-22nd Saturday-Tuesday @Madison Central TBD
28th-30th Monday-Wednesday @Bourbon County TBD
JANUARY 5th Tuesday Lexington Catholic Away  6:00/7:30
7th Thursday Bryan Station Home  6:00/7:30
8th Friday Fedrick Douglas away 6:00/7:30
11th Monday Henry Clay Away  6:00/7:30
14th Thursday Tates Creek  Away  6:00/7:30
15th Friday Eastern Away  6:00/7:30
19th Tuesday PLD Away  6:00/7:30
21st Thursday Lexington Catholic Away   6:00/7:30
23rd Saturday Woodford Co. Home  1:00/2:00
26th Tuesday West Jessamine Home  6:00/7:30
27th Wednesday LCA Home  6:00/7:30
29th Friday Madison Central (Varsity only) Home  6:00
FEBRUARY 1st Monday Fedrick Douglas Home 6:00/7:30
2nd Tuesday Bryan Station B/G DH (varsity only)  Away  6:00
5th Friday Madison Southern Home  6:00/7:30
9th Tuesday Western Hills Away  6:00/7:30
15-19th District Lafayette (Host) Home TBA
22-26th Region EKU TBA
MARCH 7-13th State RUPP Arena TBA