Coosa girls hope to hang tough in area

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By Gene Stanley/Sports Correspondent

Troy Evetts is pretty truthful when he says his Coosa Christian girls basketball team is in a tough area.

Combine the Lady Conquerors Class 1A, Area 10 competition of Cedar Bluff, Spring Garden, Collinsville and Gaylesville along that with a young team and the fact that this is only Evetts’ second season.

Reasons for gloom and doom? Of course not.

“Yes, it’s a tough area,” Evetts said. “But we’ll be working to be competitive. We’ll definitely be growing and improving as the season goes on.”

Paula Bruce will be the only senior starter. She will be teamed with three juniors and a sophomore. Morgan Luttrell is the other returning starter.

“Paula is our best ball handler and best scoring threat,” Evetts said. “We’ve got to find at least one more of each.

“Right now, that’s our priority – searching for those things that make a good player.”

Bruce, playing point guard, gives the Conquerors some offense, albeit a one-pronged one at this point.

“She’s a slasher who gets fouled a lot,” Evetts said. “She can shoot outside if she’s having a good night. But her main thing is to slash to the basket and also make the free throws.”

With this being only his second season, Evetts acknowledges that he isn’t totally familiar with the team yet. But after a good summer, he’s getting there.

“We’ve got good girls who want to learn to win at basketball,” he said. “If they can keep that enthusiasm and really start learning, we can be good.”

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