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Chesterfield High School

Chesterfield girls aiming for playoff berth

By Ken Buck

Staff Writer

Chesterfield— With a 6-7 record overall but more importantly, holding down 4th place in the region so far, the Chesterfield girls basketball team is hoping to make a push late in the season and stay in the playoff hunt.

“The Ladies are working hard to get better every day,” says Head Coach Nick Jolly. “We’ve won our last two games and hope for that to continue Friday for a big region game at Lewisville.

He added that the defense has steadily improved all year and they girls are taking better care of the ball than they did earlier in the season.

“With a young team those things take a little time to learn, he says. “With experience comes better execution. Moving forward we’re working on execution on offense and ball movement to open up scoring opportunities.”

Chesterfield’s Zytipha Jones, one of the top players in Class AA in the state, is leading the team averaging over 16 points a game.

Sharika Fuller joins Jones as the two leaders of the team.

Sophomore guard Marissa Shannon is a young player who has shown tremendous potential for the future. Katlyn Gordo, a junior guard, helps to lead the Lady Rams’ defense. Cierra Legette is a force inside for Chesterfield and Isis Liles, a senior, is a tireless worker on the court.

Providing quality depth are Myiana Covington, Briante Johnson, Maverlee Johnson, and Shanina Sellers.

Jolly said that his team is very young with only three players with varsity experience.

 “We are learning and getting better every day and our focus is to get better every day,” Jolly says. “If you’re not getting better daily other teams are.

“With youth comes inexperience and with inexperience comes mistakes, but our girls are looking to correct mistakes and improve every day,” Jolly says.

The team goals for the season include winning the county, as well as advancing to the playoffs.

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