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Enterprise season opener moved to Tuesday

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Enterprise Yellow Jackets juniors (from left) Cody Leggett, Austin Carter, Zach Hodges and Dwayne Pendleton.

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Enterprise Yellow Jackets juniors (from left) Cody Leggett, Austin Carter, Zach Hodges and Dwayne Pendleton.

The Enterprise Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets will kick off their 2015-16 basketball season Tuesday as they travel to Hattiesburg to take on the North Forrest Eagles.

The junior varsity girls or boys will tip off the action at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity girls’ game at 6 p.m. and the boys contest at 7:30 p.m.

Enterprise was originally schedule to start Thursday night in Meadville, but due to Franklin County moving its football playoff game from Friday to Thursday, the basketball game was postponed.

The Jackets and Lady Jackets will be on the road for their first three games before playing at home Nov. 20 against Pisgah.

Lady Jackets bring speed and youth 

Enterprise girls coach Jill Nations expects to have an exciting season with a young, speedy team. The Lady Jackets will rely on three juniors – Alissa Barlow, Courtney Greer and Michele Herrington – to provided leadership.

The Lady Jackets have only two returning starters back to begin the season with Alissa Barlow and Courtney Greer leading the charge.

“We are really looking forward to getting the season underway,” said Nations.

The Lady Jackets finished 15-15 last year and were eliminated in the opening round of the Region 7-2A playoffs.

Nations lost three starters to graduation last year: Megan Rippy, Hannah Kirtfield and Adrienne Byrd.

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Lady Jacket juniors Michele Herrington, Alissa Barlow and Courtney Gree will be looked upon for leadership for the 2015-16 season.

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Lady Jacket juniors Michele Herrington, Alissa Barlow and Courtney Gree will be looked upon for leadership for the 2015-16 season.

Jackets have speed, but lack depth 

Enterprise boys coach John Knight will rely on his team’s speed to make up for the lack of depth in the lineup to have a successful season.

The Jackets have three starters returning in Dwayne Pendleton, Jontavious Smith and Zach Hodges. Enterprise has only two seniors on the team – Tommy Landers and Hunter Rushing.

Knight lost two senior starters – Jarrod Johnson and Tyler Gill – to graduation last year.

Enterprise hopes to improve on an 11-17 record from last year. The Jackets finished 1-9 in Region 7-2A action.

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

Enterprise girls roster

Juniors:  Alissa Barlow, Courtney Greer, Michelle Herrington.

Sophomores: Jana Nations, Karlee Burgess, Monisha Pendleton, Carlee Nations, Eden Ward, Haley Nations.

Freshmen:  Kristina Diamond, Brooke Foster, Breyuanna Johnson, Britany Barnet.

 

Enterprise Boys Roster 

Seniors:  Tommy Landers, Hunter Rushing.

Juniors:  Cody Leggett, Zach Hodges, Austin Carter, Dwayne Pendleton

Sophomores: Cade Feltus, Adam Brumfield, Hunter Bland, Ryan Amic, Darren Richardson.

Freshmen: Jontavious Smith, Austin Burns, Braxton Wallis, Tyler Leggett, Peytin Jergins, Mitchell Poole, Brian Rippy.

 

Enterprise Schedule 

November: 

5-at Franklin Co.-Postponed

10-at North Forrest

12-at Salem

17-at McLaurin

20-Pisgah

23-Bogue Chitto.

December:

1- St. Andrews,

5-Franklin Co.,

9-at Ms. School of Deaf,

10-12-Lincoln County Tournament at WL,

15-Mize

18-at Pisgah

28-30-at Columbia Academy Tournament

January:

2-at Columbia Academy Tournament

5-at Bogue Chitto

8-Bassfield

12-Amite County

15-Loyd Star

19-at West Lincoln

22-at Prentiss

26-at Bassfield

29-at Amite County

February: 

2-at Loyd Star

5-West Lincoln

9-Prentiss

12-at Mize

15-19- Division 7-2A Tournament at West Lincoln

22-23 State Playoffs (First Round)

26-27 State Playoffs (Second Round)

March: 

2-12- State Championship in Jackson.