Seniors hold key to success for Noxapater Lady Tigers

By Austin Bishop

The Winston County Journal


Second year Noxapater head girls basketball coach Pam Winstead is looking for her Lady Tigers to play more confidence this season.

“I am going to have a senior lead team,” Winstead said. We have worked real hard in the offseason. We made some key improvement from last year. They have come a long way.

“Last year we didn’t take the shots sometimes when we had them open,” she said. “I just believe we were afraid to miss it and just wouldn’t take the shot. We have worked on our confidence.”

Winstead said her Lady Tigers, who were set to open the season at home against McAdams on Tuesday, have also worked on free throws and the fundamentals.

“We lost a couple games that went down to the wire last year because of not blocking out and not making free throws,” she said. “Little things like that make a difference.”

Treasure Lynch is expected to run things at the point for Noxapater, while Hanna Hamilton, Kiera Phillips and Breanna Glass will work at the wings. Ceanna Crosby will be the post down low and Triplett will work some at the No. 4 spot.

“I have got about six girls I can really count on right now,” Winstead said. “We are working on getting some depth. My junior high looks really good right now, so that will help us in the future.”

After the game with McAdams, Noxapater has three weeks off before visiting J.Z. George on Dec. 3 and then taking part in the Sebastopol Tournament Dec. 5-7.