Lady Cavs gain more experience

Published 10:13 pm Tuesday, January 2, 2018

After competing in a holiday tournament over the weekend, the Lady Cavs are ready for district play.

District play begins again on Jan. 3 for the Lady Cavs. They competed in three games this weekend at the Boo Williams holiday tournament. Even though the team dropped its first two games, being able to get some quality competition before getting back to their regular season schedule could help the Lady Cavs.

“We have played well throughout these games,” Lakeland coach Daryl Rountree said. “We had opportunities where we were up at some point in games. But they are coming along. I see some things we are doing good. I see some things we need to tighten up on. Overall, we just have to keep working to make sure we get there.”

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Rountree believes that the three games the Lady Cavs competed in will do a lot of good for them going forward. Experience is what the Lady Cavs need the most, playing under a new coach and still learning a new system. He is hoping when district play starts again, it will be an even more valuable experience for the Lady Cavs on the journey to getting better.

“I think we are getting better every day,” Rountree said. “I was telling coach hopefully we turn the corner and start stringing together a couple of wins under our belt.”

Senior Kayla Barnes was a standout in each of the three games the Lady Cavs played over the weekend. She had 25 points in Lakeland’s opening game and led the team in scoring in the other two.

Lakeland will have district play against Grassfield High School on the road at 7 p.m. Jan. 3. However, that can be rescheduled due to weather. Lakeland will face Nansemond River High School Friday if the weather permits.