Enterprise season opener moved to Tuesday
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.
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.
5-at Franklin Co.-Postponed
10-at North Forrest
1- St. Andrews,
9-at Ms. School of Deaf,
10-12-Lincoln County Tournament at WL,
28-30-at Columbia Academy Tournament
2-at Columbia Academy Tournament
5-at Bogue Chitto
19-at West Lincoln
29-at Amite County
2-at Loyd Star
15-19- Division 7-2A Tournament at West Lincoln
22-23 State Playoffs (First Round)
26-27 State Playoffs (Second Round)
2-12- State Championship in Jackson.