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Sissies settle in during scrimmage

By Richard Greene | Published Saturday, August 9, 2014

In their first few minutes on the floor Friday in a scrimmage against Forestburg, the Bridgeport Sissies had a few run-ins before getting their bearings.

Rushing Into Year

RUSHING INTO YEAR – Bridgeport’s Jessica White chases down a ball during the Sissies’ first scrimmage against Forestburg. Messenger Photo by Joe Duty

“There were a lot of collisions because we weren’t talking,” said Bridgeport coach Rebekah Cummings. “We’re still working on team chemistry.”

Bridgeport ended up outscoring Forestburg in the scored portion of the scrimmage over the final 23 minutes as the team started getting more comfortable.

“We’ve worked with each other some, but we’re still getting to know each other,” said senior middle blocker Jessica White. “The more we play together, the more efficient we will be.”

Cummings said the mostly new group of varsity players will need some time to relax.

“We’ve been running drills flawlessly. Then they come out so nervous that they let all that knowledge go out and let their emotions get to them,” Cummings said.

But overall, the Sissies’ coach was encouraged by Friday’s first showing.

“They gave a tremendous effort, which is what I was looking for,” Cummings said. “They now know a little of what to expect.”

The Sissies open the season at home at 5 p.m. Monday against Burkburnett.

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