Columbia Central Lady Lions Team Preseason Preview
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Hip Hop artist Lil Baby has a song called “Something 2 Prove.” Columbia Central Lady Lions are a ball club who are hungry to prove something. This offseason was about putting in that work. They got in the gym, worked…
Hip Hop artist Lil Baby has a song called “Something 2 Prove.” Columbia Central Lady Lions are a ball club who are hungry to prove something. This offseason was about putting in that work. They got in the gym, worked on their craft, and when it was time for June team camps this something, their hard work paid off. Watching them compete and get after it was exciting. They played tenacious defense, knocked down clutch shots from all over the court, and were always in attack mode. The girls in purple and white dazzled those in attendance. Something to prove, you bet.
Led by Coach Megan Moore, she has her squad determined to take the next steps towards accomplishing something bigger. Like I mentioned earlier, the girls are hungry. Their work ethic towards skill development and weights have been on the uptick. Last year, the Lady Lions finished 16-12 overall and went 4-4 in the district. I will say, towards the end of the season, the club got better and it showed in the results down the stretch. This summer you could tell the girls gelled and started to really trust in the process. Back are some key personnel, but they are more seasoned and have more of a veteran leadership presence.
In their district, they should finish in the top 3-4 range. Coming out of the district, I feel like their athleticism and speed will be a problem for folks down the stretch. They have a good keen awareness on how to exploit an opponent’s weakness. This will definitely be an interesting upcoming season for the Lady Lions. My take, these young ladies will surprise a lot of people. I believe in the things they are doing, their playing style, and a coaching staff that is going to get them right. This will be a fun bunch to watch.
Here are some Lady Lions from Columbia Central that you will need to keep tabs on this upcoming season.
(5’5/Sr./G)– Dual sport athlete that is a “go-getter.” Speed is one of her attributes and buddy she’s got them and then some. Attacking downhill on offense, being a pest on the defensive end, transition buckets is what this senior is all about. I believe her veteran leadership plus her desire and commitment will be the cornerstones of this Lady Lions ball club. She is the engine that makes the car go. Her ability to lead and finish will determine just how far this club will go. Hard working kid who is a selfless teammate.
(5’9/Jr./G)– Excellent ball handler who brings her athleticism to the table. She’s a fierce competitor that is hungry and shines in big-time moments. Has a beautiful shot release that she unleashes from the arc. Can attack down hill to kick to open teammates or finish at the rack. She’s active on defense, creating turnovers by the bunches. Great young prospect who is poised to have a big season.
(6’0/Jr./G)– Athletic kid that plays with a motor. Anticipates well on the defensive end, she’s up in passing lanes getting over the top passes, pokes balls away, and leads the transition charge. She’s an excellent finisher around the rim. Blessed with great size and length, her ability to deter opportunities is a plus for her club. She can play in or attack from the outside. Either way, her ability to come in and contribute in multiple statistical categories will be big for this ball club.
Anaya Mullholland (5’5/Sr./G)– Solid kid who lets her defense become her offense. She’s a pest and stopping an opponent’s possession is what she specializes in. This season, she is going out with a bang because she won’t be denied. A team player who will look to contribute in multiple ways. Solid overall kid who is hungry and determined to lead this team.
(5’5/Sr./G)– Another solid kid who is tough. She’s a gamer and when the whistle blows, it’s on like popcorn. Her ability to create chaos on the defensive end is one of her star traits. Steals, tips, going for loose balls, the extra effort stuff is what she does. Can hit shots from multiple spots on the floor. Look for her to contribute big time this upcoming season.
(5’6/Jr./G)– A silent assassin, she’s going to contribute to the ball club in more ways than one. From rebounding on both ends, getting steals, hitting shots both from the mid-range and from the arc, Kayla is going to be efficient and effective in what she does. Had a great summer and will look to carry that momentum into her junior year. Great prospect who will be a solid contributor to the Lady Lions attack.