Trojans fine tuning their game as area approaches
Published 3:00 am Saturday, December 26, 2015
Despite winning two tournaments and earning a top-five ranking, Charles Henderson Lady Trojans head coach Dyneshia Jones is not yet satisfied.
“I am still looking for our identity,” Jones said. “It’s going to show for us. There is no doubt in my mind about the amount of potential that this team has as a whole. Everything will show in January during area play and that is the important thing.”
The Trojans have brought a three-fold attack all season, led by Mercer commit India Blakely, Maori Davenport and Niaira Jones.
“They have given us a lot this year,” coach Jones said. “We have threats. If two girls have a bad game, I know that I will have someone out there that is going to have a good game.”
Jones hopes the tournaments and tough opponents have prepared her team for the highly competitive area.
“It means a lot (to play those teams),” Jones said. “Those are the type of girls we are going to play at the end if we make it that far. Those are caliber teams we are going to play. The big schools are going to prepare us for games, if we make it that far, against teams like Faith Academy. It is getting us prepared.”
The challenge, she said, will be to fine tune the gameplan.
“We need to execute our plays and get back on defense,” Jones said. “We always need to get better on defense. Right now schools have film on us. If we run our plays the way we should nobody should be able to stop us.”
The Lady Trojans will play at the Faulkner University tournament Dec 28-30. They will kick off area play on Jan. 8 when host Rehobeth.