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Chesterfield High School

Chesterfield defense leading the way

By Ken Buck

Staff Writer

Chesterfield— The Chesterfield High girls basketball team has begun with three wins in their first five game, including being undefeated against county rivals, and Head Coach Nick Jolly says that defense is part of the reason for the early successes.

“Our defense has been really good so far,” he says, pointing out that the Chesterfield girls are holding opponents to 31 points a game.

“I am really proud of how our young team is playing together and coming together,” he adds.

Youth is evident in the roster. Eighth grader Kierra Diggs is the team’s leading scorer and leading rebounder. Freshman Raeleigh Rivers leads the team in steals while fellow Freshman Jada Blackwell is contributing quality minutes for the Golden Rams.

Lorianna Dixon is a sophomore who is seeing a lot of playing time while Junior Marissa Shannon and Senior Katlyn Gordon are providing leadership as more experienced players on the team.

Offense is the area of the team’s play where the head coach hopes to see improvement.

“With a young team shot selection and overall offensive awareness is something that must continue to develop throughout the year,” he says. “We have made strides in this are already but we still have room to improve.”

Goals for the Chesterfield team include making the playoffs, having a winning record at home, and staying undefeated in county play.

 The Chesterfield High boys basketball team is under leadership of veteran head coach Ernest Davis. The boys have picked up three wins in their first seven games, including wins over two wins over the Governor’s School and a win over county rival Cheraw.

The Golden Rams have also lost a game to Cheraw, as well as to Anson County (NC) and to McBee.

After the holidays, Chesterfield will be back in action on Jan. 3 against McBee.

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