Big junior class holds key for 2013-14 Lady Eagles

By Austin Bishop

The Webster Progress-Times


First-year Eupora High School head girls basketball coach Katy McDonald will be depending on a large class of juniors each time her Lady Eagles take the floor this season.

She said she was pleased with her team’s effort last Saturday, when they opened the season against Calhoun City in a classic game. Although the Lady Eagles dropped a 52-40 decision, McDonald was pleased with the effort.

“I thought we played pretty well,” she said. “We gave good hustle. I was very proud of the way they responded when playing against somebody else. We just didn’t knock down the shots when we needed them, but that will come.”

McDonald said she has no seniors returning off last year’s team but will be depending on her big junior class, as well as 6-foot-4 freshman Jabreya Morton.

Chandrea Watson scored 18 points for the Lady Eagles against Calhoun City, while Jaliyaah Patterson hit for 12 and Haley Robinson 10.

Gabby Herod will team with Morton, Watson, Patterson and Robinson to make up the starting line-up most nights. Providing depth for the Lady Eagles will be Autumn Wilhite, Danyale Kirkwood, Brittany Cooper, Katrina Robinson, and Marishca McMullen.

Eupora is expected to take the floor next on Nov. 22 when the Lady Eagles will travel to Kosciusko.