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Graham takes over jayvee girls

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Members of the Halifax County High School girls jayvee basketball team are, from left, first row, Keuna Mayo, Rikissa Johnson, Asia Carter, Ghanija Gooden, Kye-Neisha Logan. Second row, Alasha Edmondson, Mercedese Hairston, Tiearra Hill, Bria McCargo, Nyjah Torain, Kaylan Palmer. Third row, coach David Graham, Trinity Owen, Timonee McCargo, Fabienne Stock, Mecca Carter, manager Sierra Mitchell, assistant coach Misty Lloyd.
SoVaNow.com / November 26, 2012
Savid Graham has already made his mark as the successful coach at Halifax County High School for golf. He is expanding his coaching prowess to work as a teacher and head coach for the Comet jayvee girls basketball squad.

Graham has 15 players on the team, and he has some experience here, having helped coach the Halifax County Middle School girls a year ago. He’s now moved up a level to the jayvee.

The main mission is to win, while helping these girls get ready for the varsity level and contribute to girls’ hoops at HCHS.

The jayvee girls start their season tonight against E.C. Glass at home, followed by the varsity debut, with Billy Lucas leading the HCHs varsity against the Lady Hilltoppers.

The jayvees also scrimmaged Dan River last Tuesday.

Graham said the players did well, showing some improvement. There are areas of the game that need some work and attention.

Graham wants the JVs to work to get more open shots for the center position, and to generally get the ball moving into the middle more.

He also wants the girls to work on the pick and roll moves, and moving without the ball to get into better offensive position. Halifax also needs to improve on boxing out.

He also wants better overall team defense.

Graham expects to use about ten players a night, but he has a base to work with this season. That includes several returnees from last year’s team and a group also moving up from the successful middle school team. Graham is working on blending both of those groups together.

Timonee McCargo is expected to play center, while Ghanija Gooden is playing the four spot. Three other players to watch as the season begins are Nyjah Torian, Kaylan Palmer and Alasha Edmondson, although HCHS also has good depth and other players who will contribute.

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