We will be writing more on these two subjects(Brittany Clency[WG] and Coach Tina Gunn[Eastern Guilford girls basketball coach] over the course of the rest this season and with our intentions to always make the players and coaches look good and sound good; that is easy to do when you are talking about these two….
Clency, senior girls basketball player for Western Guilford, just hit for her 1500th career point this past Friday night, in a game versus Dudley played at Western Guilford and Clency has been scoring right at 22.5 points per game for most of this 2011/2012 season….She can handle the ball out front and she has no problem going into the lane and taking the tough shot….Clency can do so much and her team needs to make sure she is healthy and that she stays out of foul trouble, for the key stretch of the Metro 4-A Conference season….Clency should get the college call, but right now the phone has not been ringing off the hook, so that means that all of the college recruiters that still have their eye out and they are looking for top-notch talent that can do it and improve at the next level, Clency could be your steal of the year….There is nothing fancy about Clency, just good solid fundamental basketball skills and the desire to help her team reach their goals…Clency is a real smart player and the key to her game is, you have to watch her entire game to fully understand what all she can do….Don’t come in, watch the first quarter or the first half, make a few notes and then leave….Stick around for the complete game, so you can see what she does in all the important situations of the contest…Take it all in and then you may want to take her into to your college, for next season….I was watching the Notre Dame-Connecticut game on Saturday and this is what Clency would want to be doing next season….Playing at the next level and maybe not as high up as ND or UCONN, but somewhere in a setting where they take their women’s basketball seriously….
We’ll have more on Clency’s development coming in over the next few weeks…
As for Coach Tina Gunn at Eastern Guilford, what more can you say….She lost her top player off of last year’s team, in Miranda Jenkins and Coach Gunn still has her Eastern Guilford Wildcats firing on all cylinders here in 2012…They won 20 games or more over the past two campaigns and this season the Lady ‘Cats started a bit slow, but they are now over .500, at (7-6) for the year….7-6 and that is true testement to the job that Coach Tina Gunn has done all these years at her alma mater, Eastern Guilford High School….She is very dedicated to the cause and she has stuck with the cause and just because everyone thought she would be down this year, she has gone out and proved us all wrong again….Coach Gunn is shooting for excellence and I don’t know if she is ever going to miss her target…She can do more with what one would think is less talent, than anyone you will ever see….I’d like to see Coach Gunn on the 4-A level one day, but it looks like she has found her home there at Eastern Guilford…..Karima Jackson and Whiteny Parks have been her top players so far this season, but all of the Lady ‘Cats have been doing their job, to make this another playoff season….You have to give Coach Gunn a shout-out, cause you know you will be in a shoot-out, when Coach Tina Gunn brings her fully loaded team into the building and they are certainly loaded with more ammunition again this season….
Good work Coach Tina Gunn and Western’s Brittany Clency and we will be checking up on them again soon…..