The Women Basketball season is entering the stretch run with post season Tournaments lurking. Our local girls and their teams are gearing up for a final push. Every player on every team has a role to play which could be entirely different from what they were ask to do or allowed to do in High-school. Some adjust quickly and some do not. Injuries are still a major part of this game and at some point an injury or two will happen. Some will be minor and some will be major. The ability to come back to help ones team denotes a since of pride and tremendous character backed with a unique work ethic. Below some local girls teams will have a chance to win 20 games for the first time in their college career or maybe even challenge for a conference or tournament championship or a post season bid to the NCAA or WNIT. A lot of basketball remains and a lot of things will change over the next month as March Madness approaches.
TEAMS WITH THE MOST WINS:
1. North Carolina 17 ( 4-3 conference) Megan Buckland (Bishop McGuiness) has appeared in 14 games.
2. Middle Tennessee 12 ( 6-1 conference) Cheyenne Parker (Southwest Guilford/High-Point Transfer ) mans the middle and her presence makes a Big Difference.
3. North Carolina State 12 ( 3-4 conference) Akela Maize (New Hope Academy) and Kelly Moser (Burlington Williams ) rarely play to be a factor
4. High Point University 12 ( 8-2 conference ) Lindsay Puckett (Rockingham/Mars Hill ) provides solid play starting or coming off bench. Kennedy Currie (Dudley) Redshirted
5. Vanderbilt 12 (3-4 conference ) Paris Kea (Page) was starter but is use primarily off the bench and plays a lot. Turnovers have been minimize since coaches decision to switch her role.
6. Elon University 12 ( 5-3 conference) Shayla Burnett (Southern Alamance) is now the leader for the Phoenix. Samantha Coffer (Northern Guilford), Autumn Carter (Rockingham) and Lenaira Ruffin (River Mill Academy ) play their role on the roster as starter or reserve.
7. Stony Brook University 11 ( 4-3 conference) Miranda Jenkins (Eastern Guilford) plays team basketball and draws the toughest assignments against opponents leading scorers at her position.
8. Campbell University 11 ( 6-4 conference) Amanda Coffer (Northern Guilford) leads team in scoring and blocks. Jessica Pone (Southwest Guilford) and Makayla Rouse (Dudley) play spot minutes.
9. North Carolina A&T 10 (4-4 conference) Christina Carter (Thomasville/VCU ) leads at the point guard position but has been used primarily off the bench recently. Kenya Hailey ( Southeast Guilford ) has been inserted at the starting position and provides rebounding.
10 Radford University 10 ( 7-3 conference ) Kierra McIver ( Dudley) is contributing to the new birth of Radford basketball whom knocked off High Point University recently.
11. Coastal Carolina 10 (4-6 conference) Cedrica Gibson (Oak Ridge Academy/ St. John’s ) a spark plug at the point whom found her way back home after things did not work out at St. John’s.
12. Auburn University 9 ( 0-7) Twin sisters Jasmine and Jessica Jones (West Forsyth) have gotten a chance to play but Auburn has a long way to go.
13. Wake Forest University 9 (0-7) Millisa Calicutt (Mt. Tabor) The East/ West All star selection is finding things a little different in the ACC.
14. South Carolina Upstate 9 (1-4 conference) Brittany Clency (Western Guilford) needs to get team going in conference play quickly.
15. Harvard University 8 ( 1-1 conference ) Carolyn Nieters ( Bishop Mcguiness) sees spot action on occasions.
16. Providence University 5 ( 2-7 conference ) Sarah Beal (New Hope Academy ) has had productive years since her arrival but the team has not won much.
17. North Carolina Central 5 ( 3-5 conference ) Imani Atkinson (Greensboro Day ) plays sparingly on a team that is still in the race for positioning come conference tournament time.
18. North Carolina Asheville 5 ( 4-6 conference) Brittany Gywnn (High Point Central ) solid player and team has played well in conference play.
19. Binghamton University 4 ( 2-5 conference ) Imani Watkins ( High-point Andrews ) has played well and will more than likely be Rookie of the Year. Team is improving for the future.