Bogue Chitto ready to start season
The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats are counting on experience to lead them back to the Mississippi Coliseum for a run at a state championship this season.
The Bobcats will rely on solid guard play and a strong work ethic as they look to improve on last season’s 8-24 record.
BC debuts Thursday, Nov. 6, at home against Jewel Sumner. Tipoff starts with the girls’ game at 6 p.m., followed by the boys’ game at 7:30.
Lady Cats have experience returning
Head coach Christi Terrell has eight returning players back this season as they look to make a return trip to the Coliseum. The Lady Cats finished with a 26-7 record last season.
Last year, BC lost to West Union 57-55 in overtime in the quarterfinals of the girls’ 1A State Tournament.
Terrell will have the same nucleus coming back, only losing one to graduation – Lauren McCaffery.
“The girls and I are excited to start the 2015-16 basketball season,” said Terrell. “We are setting out goals high this year and everyone is working hard to be successful.
“We have a talented team of girls that bring playing experience,” said Terrell. “We have a great opportunity ahead of us to be successful and achieve our goals.”
This year, Terrell has 15 players on squad. Zariah Matthews, Karlie Williams, Christian Black and Perstashia Henderson bring senior leadership to the team this season. Juniors Taneshia May, Terrah Nelson, Tukiyah Godbolt and Shakirianna Jefferson provide additional experience as they help train seven underclassmen.
Returning starters for the Lady Cats are Zariah Matthews, Terrah Nelson, Christian Black and Karlie Williams. BC’s reserves are Taneshia May, Shakirianna Jefferson, Lineka Newson and Perstashia Henderson.
BC has experienced guards
Coach Mark Pitts and his Bobcats are looking to improve on a 8-24 record from last year.
Tyler Brumfield and D.J. Nunnery are the only two returning starters from last year’s squad. BC lost starters Jeremiah Perkins, Matthew Black and Will Fauver to graduation.
“I am anxious to get the season started,” said Pitts. “My guys have worked very worked this offseason to get ready for the opener.”
This year, Pitts has 18 players on the squad. D.J. Nunnery, Tyler Brumfield, Brandon Blackwell and Brandon McKenzie are the seniors who will provide leadership for the team.
Bogue Chitto Girls Roster
Seniors: Zariah Matthews, Karlie Williams, Christian Black, Perstashia Henderson
Juniors: Shakirianna Jefferson, Tanesha May, Terrah Nelson, Tukiyah Godbolt
Sophomores: Kylie Hux, Lineka Newson
Freshmen: Baileigh Jackson, Sheryl Spraggins, Karly Leake, Cheyenne Hall, Charlsie Wilson
Managers: Aleasha Godbolt, Terri Ferguson, Kaylin Heckard, JaTarya Ferguson, Colby Terrell
Bogue Chitto Boys Roster
Seniors: D.J. Nunnery, Tyler Brumfield, Brandon Blackwell, Brandon McKenzie
Juniors: Henry Thomas, Sherman Jackson, Kody Halford, Taylor McKenzie
Freshmen: LaFredrick Dillon, Brandon Lewis, Chris Taylor, Dee May, Kirby Reid, Jermaine Black, Darius Porter, DaMarcus Godbolt, Warrick Cook.
Bogue Chitto Schedule
5-Jewel Sumner (Classic)
10-at North Pike (Classic)
24-at Lawrence Co. Tournament
1-at West Lincoln
4-at Loyd Star
10-12 Lincoln Co. Tournament at West Lincoln
15-at West Marion
18-at Franklin Co.
22-at Natchez Cathedral
15-19 Region 7-1A Tournament at MSD
22-23 State Playoffs (First Round)
26-27 State Playoffs (Second Round)
2-12- State Championship in Jackson.