Hoop teams look to better '08-'09

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By Claude Lewis

Neither the boys or girls basketball teams at Chiefland High posted winning seasons in 2007-08, but both used them as building blocks towards future success.

Both teams reminisced at the banquet held Monday, March 17, in the school cafeteria.

The boys were 8-17 in Mark Lundy?s first year as head coach. Lundy is hoping the foundation is laid for a much better 2008-09.

Lundy looked back at the 2007-08 season as an exciting one.

He only had two seniors in Delmar Dial and Casey Brown. Dial grabbed one of the individual awards –the Rebound Award.

Other individual award-winners included Scoring Leader to junior forward/guard Cantrell Richadson, Assists Leader to freshman guard Eugene "Pee Wee"Carter, Field Goal Percentage to junior forward Tommy Sheffield and Free Throw Percentage to junior forward/guard Stephen Davis.

On the girls side, coach Emily Gore and the Lady Indians finished with a record of 1-18. She is hoping a solid core of returning players plus some promising talent up from junior varsity tells a different tale in 2008-09.

Nine girls won awards.

Senior guard Amye Grieves won the Defensive Player award. Katelynn Allen was the OFfense Player winner. Senior forward/guard Brooke Williams took the Academic Award. Two players shared the Lady Indian Award ?senior guard Megan Jernigan and senior forward Autumn Jordan. Winning Best Post Award was dependable senior forward Jerrica Grimsley. Sophomore forward Charissa Morris won the Dependable Award. Senior guard Jessyca Ruland won the Heart Award, while junior guard Tina Russell won the Hustle Award.

The girls JV team was praised for a fine 6-2 season. Jordan, sophomore C.J. Jack and freshman Charlene Davis were bounced up to varsity at the end of the season.

Other JV players included Madelyn McCray, Sharnese Rome and Janessa Barrios.