Lady Panthers get ready to tip-off

By: Cody Dallas
Nov 12, 2015
With the new season on the horizon, Coach Deont’a McChester and the Lady Panthers basketball team on are a mission to prove that they are one of the top teams in the conference.
After having a good showing in the conference tournament last season, the team looks to capitalize on some of the bright spots from last year.
“First of all, I think we had to bring back some core pieces who fit what we were trying to do at both ends of the floor,” McChester said, “I definitely think we had to build off our confidence; understanding that we can compete with the good teams in the conference.”
“The biggest bright spot for me is that now we have a full and complete team,” he said.
McChester is very confident in the new talent that has joined the team and feels very optimistic about their development going forward.
“I am very confident that once this team clicks together on all cylinders with their team chemistry we will be one of the top teams in the conference,” McChester said. “We added some depth in our post-play and in our perimeter play to give us a chance to be successful.
As expected, the team aims high and hopes to reach new heights this season. 
“Our number one goal is to make sure we’re getting better every game,” McChester said. “We want to improve from game to game to make sure we are able to accomplish our big goal which is to win the division title and the conference tournament title.”
Finally, Coach McChester talked about his own development as head coach of the women’s basketball team. 
“The people around made me become a better coach,” he said. “My staff has been nothing but supportive, the young ladies that we recruited fit the build on how we want to carry ourselves on and off the court, and I had to make sure I balance my patience.”
The women’s basketball team opens the season against Florida Tech at home on, Saturday, November 14 at 3:30 p.m. 
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