By Chris Parker
Excitement is high for the Golden City girls basketball program. The Lady Eagles are looking to improve on last season’s eight-win campaign this year and will be playing in a co-op with Lockwood.
“This year we are co-oping with Lockwood. It’s a one year deal. We are excited to have these ladies come play for us. We expect this to be a big year for our girls program. We are setting an expectation to compete and win, not just show up,” Golden City head coach Derek Judd said.
Kaylee Veach (senior guard), Gracee Singer (junior post) and Brooke Beerly (sophomore guard) all return to the varsity lineup this year. All three averaged five points per game last season.
Freshmen Kyndall Scott (guard) and Maggie Reed (wing) will look to have a varsity impact right away.
Tarryn Glenn (junior guard), Heavan Lucas (freshman post), Hannah Kennon (junior guard) and Breanna Dotson (freshman wing) will all be joining Golden City from Lockwood.
This group will look to get up and down the court on offense.
“This year we are looking to play a fast, fun, up-tempo style on offense. I feel that our speed will be an advantage for us on defense as well,” Judd said.
This team has all of the pieces to win double digit games for the first time since 2016.
“We have high expectations for our team this year. My first year we won five games, last year we won eight. We expect to another jump in that number this year and to compete in every game we play,” Judd said.
Golden City opens the season on Nov. 26 at home against Jasper.