Ginger Colvin once again has herself a talented bunch of girls again this season.
Offensively, most of the scoring will come from last year’s standout players. Seniors, Courtney Clifton (23) and Mackenzie Lee (4) will once again lead this Lady Tiger team.
Clifton is an outside shooter that can hit from anywhere in the gym when she is on. Lee is more of a driving guard that likes to create baskets inside the paint and off the glass. Both are mid-range specialists.
Hayley Hellyer (24) is a junior that will also contribute to the offense. She is a basketball savvy mind that isn’t shy of contact. This guard/forward can be hard to defend due to her ability to be versatile.
Chelsea Craig (42) will be the go to player in the post for LTB this season. Her size makes her hard to defend down low and her post moves doesn’t make it any easier.
Mrashi “Mash” Karumba (30) will be an instant hit since transferring in the off-season. She is a tall and long forward that can elevate overtop defenders for rebounds. This girl is going to be fun to watch this season.
Katie Allen (11) is likely to be the LTB sixth man. She brings great energy to the game as soon as she steps out on the court. Although she is a pass first guard, she will also provide her share of points for the offense.
Don’t be surprised if she becomes a starter throughout the season.
Lindsey Burd (32) is an aggressive freshman forward will start for LTB. She isn’t shy of contact and displays great hustle chasing rebounds. Great defender in the paint.
Mary Jehlik (21) will also see her share of minutes in the post. Her height is her greatest asset, and displays impressive mid-range shooting ability.
Daizah Kimberland (14) is going to be one of those players that makes an instant effect as soon as she steps onto the court.
She dribbles like a ball-handler, shoots like a guard and posts up like a forward. Keep an eye out for number 14.
But the talent doesn’t stop there, Colvin and her team are stacked from top to bottom. Finding talent to put on the court will not be a problem, deciding which talent to put on the court will.
Keisha Compton (12) and Caroline Owen (10) are guards that add great fastbreak energy off the bench.
Abby Shelley (15) is a guard/forward that will make her time on the court worth while. She still has time to develop as a role player.
Ellen Sholtes (22) is a junior guard that will have to prove herself. This transfer can play some basketball, but just needs an opportunity do prove so.
Lindey Young (40), Lindsey Ramage (25) and Kristen Jacob (20) will all be reserve forwards for Colvin this season. But they are likely to get learning minutes when ahead towards the end of a game.
The Campbellsville University women’s basketball team enter the 2012-2013 season ranked thirteenth overall in the NAIA pre-season polls and are picked to finished third in the Mid-South Conference this season.
Expect Colvin and her girls to make another run at the National Tournament in March.
But don’t be surprised if the Lady Tigers win some big games and clinch the tops spot in the Mid-South Conference.
This is a talented group of girls that know how to win and are familiar with the feeling of doing so.
It is going to be an exciting season of home games this year in the Powell Athletic Center.
Wed, November 7, 2012
by Matthew Schmuck