Meridian, MS - The Lady Eagles will open up the 2019-2020 season with a host of new faces. Head coach Joycelyn McGilberry will have only 3 sophomores to go along side her 12 freshman when they take the floor Monday night November 4, 2019, against East Mississippi Community College. Coach McGilberry said,"We have a lot of young talent who are eager to learn and have bought into the system we have."
Returning for the Lady Eagles is a 5'7" guard, LaCrisha Williams, and a 5'4" guard, Jordan Bell, both from Choctaw, MS. Williams started every game for Coach McGilberry last season and led the team in points averaging 10 points and 3 assists per game. Bell routinely came off the bench to add a spark for the Lady Eagles and chipped in 9 points per game.
The Lady Eagles will had 13 new faces to this season's team including 12 freshman and 1 sophomore transfer. Kiarri Little, a 5'6" guard from Jackson, MS, transferred from Labette Community College where she averaged 3 points and 3 rebounds per game. The freshmen include Berniya Hardin, a 5-7" guard from Columbus, MS, Briauna Thompson, a 6'2" center from Montgomery, AL, Yolanda Nelson, a 5'5" guard from Gulfport, MS, Ambreah Waters, a 5'8" forward from Meridian, MS, JaTyler Turner a 6'0" forward from Columbus, MS, Ariana Hart, a 5'6" guard from Minor, AL, Sidney Sims, a 5'11" guard from Fayetteville, GA, Belize Reed, a 6'0" forward from Gentry,MS, Brooklyn Dixon, a 5'2" guard from Laurel, MS, Olivia Brooks, a 5'10" forward from Gulfport, MS, Mia Moore, a 6'0" Center from Ellisville, MS, and Deryona Smith a 5'7" forward from Columbus, MS.
Coach McGilberry said," We are expecting great things from all our new comers!" We're looking for a successful season as a unit. The team cohesion has allowed for tremendous growth on the court for our team members."
MCC Lady Eagle's Basketball Schedule http://mcceagles.com/sports/wbkb/2019-20/schedule