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With the snow and ice in Grant County, the Lady Braves are still working out the kinks, practicing for a county rival match up with Williamstown Dec. 17.
“The team is spending a lot of time getting better defensively,” Lady Braves coach Darrell Guffey said.
One of the adjustments that the Lady Braves has had to make is moving junior guard Erica Stith to point guard in the absence of eighth grade point guard Macy Wright.
“Wright suffered a broken wrist,” Guffey said. “She will be out for three to four weeks.”
Stith is looking forward to leading the team on the floor calling plays.
“I have to get everybody in the right spots,” she said. “I will have to be the voice out on the floor.”
A challenge that Guffey sees for his team is the amount of depth the Lady Demons have on their team.
“Williamstown is a very good team,” he said. “They have three or four kids that can score.”
Guffey is talking about Lady Demons senior forward Tori Wilhoit, senior point guard Chelsea West and junior center Susan Northcutt.
“Northcutt has been a big surprise to me,” he said.
With the game against Williamstown, it is a big game for the Lady Braves and Guffey.
“It’s a big game for both schools,” he said. “Their place is tough with the band right on top of you.”
The series between the two programs has been pretty evenly matched, with the home teams winning each of the last four games.
Stith said that it is a big rivalry game for the Lady Braves and that they will be ready to go.
“We are going to simulate game situations on what Williamstown will be looking at doing,” she said.
Stith feels that the Lady Braves can make it a good game with team work.
“I think if we all work together, and work hard, we can be a big threat to Williamstown,” she said.