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Enterprise ready to begin season

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Enterprise Yellow Jackets seniors includes (from left) Dylan Furr, Forrest Scott and Alex Stafford.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Enterprise Yellow Jackets seniors include (from left) Dylan Furr, Forrest Scott and Alex Stafford.

The Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets of Enterprise are eager to show off their young players as they start the 2013-14-basketball season.

Enterprise will host a Classic against Bogue Chitto Thursday, Nov. 7. Tip-off is 6 p.m., followed by the boys’ game at 7:30 p.m.

 Lady Jackets Youthful 

Enterprise girls coach Jill Nations expects to have a good year with a young team. Nations will have to rely on her seniors: Kristen Jergins and returning starter junior guard Megan Rippy, for leadership.

“My team has worked very hard to prepare for this season,” said Nations. “We are looking forward to this year’s basketball season in our new facility.”

KRISTEN JERKINS Lady Jackets Senior

KRISTEN JERKINS
Lady Jackets Senior

The Lady Jackets finished 15-17 last year and were eliminated in the opening round of the MHSAA Class 2A playoffs.

Nations lost four starters to graduation last year: Veonka Sanders, Caroleah Brister, Tiffany and Carley Price.

Jackets Vets 

Enterprise boys head coach John Knight will be relying on his team’s experience, hustle, depth and defense to have a

successful season this year.

The Jackets have three starters returning in Forrest Scott, Dylan Furr and Dwayne Pendleton. Coach Knight did not lose

any seniors to graduation last year.

JAMES KING Jackets Senior

JAMES KING
Jackets Senior

Enterprise hopes to improve on a 7-22 record from last year. The Jackets finished 0-10 in Region 6-2A action.

West Lincoln, Loyd Star, Bassfield, Amite County and East Marion are Enterprise’s region opponents.

Enterprise Girls Roster 

Seniors:  Kristin Jergins.

Juniors:  Markie Case, Megan Rippy, Hannah Kirtfield, Nastacia Davis, Adrienne Byrd, Andrea Reed.

Sophomores:  Adrienne Smith.

Freshmen:  Erin Wilson, Sydney Rushing, Molly Burke, Courtney Greer, Ally Francis, Vanessa Reed, Kayla Ham, Madison Rials, Emaya Smith, Alissa Barlow.

Enterprise Boys Roster

Seniors:  Dylan Furr, James King, Alex Stafford, Forrest Scott.

 Juniors:  Davis Smith, John Gray, Riley Falvey, Tyler Gill.

Sophomores:  Ben Machost, Patrick Scott, Nathan Lambert.

Freshmen:  Brant White, Chris Kennedy, Wyatt Coleman, Noah McKone, Dwayne Pendleton, Zach Hodges, Austin Carter, .

Enterprise Schedule 

November: 

7-Bogue Chitto, 12-St. Aloysius, 14-at Pisgah, 15-Raleigh, 19-Cathedral, 21-at Stringer, 22-Pisgah.

December: 

3-St. Andrews, 6-at Cathedral, 12-14-Lincoln County Tournament at Enterprise, 17-Mize, 20-at Sacred Heart.

January 2014: 

3-at Raleigh, 7-Bassfield, 10-at East Marion, 14-at Bassfield, 17-Amite County, 21-Loyd Star, 24-at West Lincoln, 25-at Bogue Chitto, 28-East Marion, 31-Sacred Heart.

February 2014: 

4-at Amite County, 7-at Loyd Star, 11-West Lincoln, 14-at Mize, 17-21 Region 7-2A Tournament at Bassfield, 24-South State 1st Round Girls. 25-South State 1st Round Boys. 27-28-South State Tournament.

March 2014: 

1-South State Tournament, 7-15- State Championship-Mississippi Coliseum.