SPORTS HEADLINES

Young Lady Dragons hit court

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The difference in Monday’s and Tuesday’s practice for the young Chico Lady Dragons left their coach, Missy Patterson, encouraged.

CONTESTED SHOT – Hannah Davis rises to attempt to block the shot of Alli York during practice Tuesday. Messenger Photo by Joe Duty

“Today was much better than the first day,” Patterson said Tuesday afternoon. “Today, when it came around to team stuff, you could see things clicking.”

The Lady Dragons are trying to replace four talented seniors who graduated, working with several freshmen as they retool their roster.

“They are not as experienced on the court, but they are athletic,” Patterson said.

She said she is working to help shorten the learning curve.

Overall, Patterson said the whole team is working hard.

“They are buying in and are pretty focused,” she said.

The Lady Dragons will work out against two other Wise County teams Friday in their first scrimmage. Chico will host Boyd, Bridgeport and Forestburg in a four-team scrimmage, beginning at 9 a.m.

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