Lady Tigers working toward improvement this season

As a former star player at Coker College, Conway coach Shamae Hemingway knows the importance of hard work and improvement.

That’s exactly what she’s looking for her players to do this season in order to pull the program from last year’s 3-18 record. No overnight quick fixes, just good ol’ practice and persistence.

“We are young, energetic, and have a positive outlook on the season this year,” said Hemingway, who finished her career as Coker’s career leader in points (1,437) and rebounds (838).

“So far the ladies have worked hard and are looking to be very competitive. This year, we must do the little things on a consistent basis and continue to get better everyday in practice along with carrying it over to game time.”

Despite the Lady Tigers’ youth, they do bring some experience back from last season, including junior Briana Steele and seniors Alexis Sarvis, Tee’Chienna and Danielle Langley, who is returning from an injury.

Steele is a returning starter that is looking to lead the team this year on both ends of the floor. She averaged  5.3 points and 3 rebounds per game and will be asked to play a larger role this season.

The Lady Tigers open the season Tuesday night at Loris.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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