Enterprise ready to begin season
The Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets of Enterprise are eager to show off their young players as they start the 2014-15-basketball season
Enterprise started their season yesterday as they host a Classic tournament that began at 1 p.m.
The Jackets and Lady Jackets will resume action Tuesday as they welcome the Stringer Red Devils to Lincoln County for three games. The junior varsity action will tip the action off at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity games at 6 and 7:30 p.m.
Lady Jackets bring leadership and depth
Enterprise girls coach Jill Nations expects to have a successful year with a young team. Nations will have to rely on four seniors: Hannah Kirtfield, Megan Rippy, Markie Case and Adrienne Byrd to provided leadership.
The Lady Jackets have four returning starters back to begin the season with Alissa Barlow, Rippy, Case and Kirtfield leading the charge
“We are very excited to get the basketball season started,” said Nations. “We are looking forward to a good season with this group of hard working and dedicated girls.”
The Lady Jackets finished 12-17 last year and were eliminated in the opening round of the Region 7-2A playoffs.
Nations lost only one starter to graduation last year: Kristen Jergins.
Jackets are young
Enterprise boys head coach John Knight will be relying on his teams athleticism and depth to have a successful season this year.
The Jackets have two starters returning in Dwayne Pendleton and Zach Hodges. Coach Knight lost four seniors to graduation last year: Dylan Furr, James King, Alex Stafford and Forrest Scott.
Enterprise hopes to improve on a 8-21 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: Hannah Kirtfield, Megan Rippy, Markie Case, Adrienne Byrd.
Sophomores: Alissa Barlow, Courtney Greer, Emaya Smith, Kayla Ham, Ally Francis, Michelle Herrington.
Freshmen: Jana Nations, Karlee Burgess, Monisha Pendleton, Carlee Nations, Eden Ward, Haley Nations, Payton Foret.
Enterprise Boys Roster
Seniors: Davis Smith, Jarrod Dixon, Riley Falvey, Tyler Gill.
Sophomores: Noah McKone, Dwayne Pendleton, Zach Hodges, Austin Carter, Marvin Butler.
Freshmen: Cade Feltus, Hunter Bland, Titus Sims.
Eighth Grade: Jontavious Smith.
Enterprise 2014-2015 Schedule
November: 7-Enterprise Classic, 11-Stringer, 13-at Pisgah, 21-Pisgah, 24-at Bogue Chitto.
December: 2-at St. Andrews, 6-Franklin Co., 9-at Ms. School of Deaf, 11-13-Lincoln County Tournament at BC, 19-Sacred Heart, 26-27-at Sacred Heart Christmas Tournament.
January: 6-Bogue Chitto, 9-at Bassfield, 13-at Amite County, 16-at Loyd Star, 20-West Lincoln, 23-East Marion, 27-Bassfield, 30-Amite County.
February: 3-Loyd Star, 6-at West Lincoln, 10-at East Marion, 13-Mize 17-20 Region 7-2A Tournament at Amite County, 23-South State 1st Round Girls. 24-South State 1st Round Boys. 27-28-South State Tournament.
March: 4-14- State Championship-Mississippi Coliseum.