Bogue Chitto anxious for new season
The Bogue Chitto Bobcats and Lady Cats are excited to start the 2014-15-basketball season as they rely on youthful but experienced talent to make a run in the Region 7-1A race.
BC debuts Thursday, Nov. 6 at home against McLaurin. Tipoff starts with the girls game at 6 p.m., followed by the boys game at 7:30.
Lady Cats brings experience
Head coach Christi Terrell has seven returning players back this season as they look to make another strong run for the region crown. The Lady Cats finished with a 25-8 record last season.
Last year, BC lost to Noxapater in the quarterfinals of the girls 1A South State Tournament.
Terrell will have the same nucleus coming back, only losing one to graduation; Mattie Avants.
“We are looking forward to get the season started,” said Terrell. “We lost only one senior last season and we have been working hard to fill in those shoes.
“We have a great mix of guards and post players this season,” continued Terrell. “The girls have been practicing hard and we are ready to get down to business this Thursday.”
This year, Terrell has 11 players on squad. Lauren McCaffrey is the only senior on this year team that will be providing the senior leadership to help direct the Lady Cats this season in Region 7-1A action.
Returning starters for the Lady Cats are Zariah Matthews, Lauren McCaffrey, Christian Black and Karlie Williams. BC’s reserves are Taneshia May, Terrah Nelson, Shakirianna Jefferson, Lineka Newson, Perstashia Henderson, Tukiyah Godbolt and Kylie Hux.
BC relying on Guards
Second year head coach Mark Pitts and his Bobcats are anxious to start the season. BC will be looking to improve on a 10-19 record from last year.
The Bobcats are focusing on their strong guard play to have a successful season. Jeremiah Perkins is the only returning starter back from last year squad. BC lost Dennis Rogers, Damien Terrell, Brock Roberts and Eli Holmes to graduation.
“I am excited for the upcoming season,” said Pitts. “My guys have worked very worked this offseason to get ready for the opener.”
This year, Pitts has 14 players on the squad. Jeremiah Perkins, Brooks Ingle, Seth Davis, Matthew Black and Will Fauver are the seniors that will provide leadership to help the Bobcats to have a great season.
Bogue Chitto Girls Roster
Seniors: Lauren McCaffrey
Juniors: Zariah Matthews, Karlie Williams, Christian Black, Perstashia Henderson
Sophomores: Shakirianna Jefferson, Tanesha May, Terrah Nelson, Tukiyah Godbolt
Freshmen: Kylie Hux, Lineka Newson
Managers: Aleasha Godbolt, Terri Ferguson, Alex Frazier, Tamarya May, JaTarya Ferguson, Colby Terrell
Bogue Chitto Boys Roster
Seniors: Jeremiah Perkins, Brooks Ingle, Seth Davis, Matthew Black, Will Fauver
Juniors: D.J. Nunnery, Tyler Brumfield, Gabe Barrios, Brandon Blackwell
Sophomores: Dakota McGary, Henry Thomas, George Fairmen
Freshmen: Connor Price, Hayden Burton
Bogue Chitto 2014-2015 Schedule
November: 6-McLaurin (Classic), 8-at Enterprise Classic, 13-West Lincoln, 14-at Salem, 17-Wesson, 18-Loyd Star, 21-at McLaurin, 24-Enterprise.
December: 2-at West Lincoln, 5-at Loyd Star, 9-at Wesson, 11-13 Lincoln Co. Tournament at BC, 15-Salem, 19-Franklin Co.
January: 8-at Enterprise, 9-at Franklin Co., 13-Piney Woods, 15-Ms. School of Deaf, 20-Natchez Cathedral, 23-Pelahatchie, 27-at St. Aloysius, 30-at Piney Woods.
February: 6-at Natchez Cathedral, 10-at Pelahatchie, 13-St. Aloysius, 16-20 Region 7-1A Tournament at St. Aloysius, 23-28 South State Playoffs.
March: 4-14- State Championship in Jackson.