By Kiera Savage, Sports Writer
The Lady Raiders Basketball season came to an end in the third round of the 2014 South Carolina Girls Playoffs. The Lady Raiders fell short to Andrew Jackson High School on February 25 by a score of 44-50.
“I was a little disappointed; I thought we could do it. But I’m proud that we proved people wrong; we had some big upsets. I am very much looking forward to next year,” Sophomore Le’on Hill said.
The Lady Raiders had an overall record of (14-10) and a region record of (7-3).The Lady Raiders are led by Coach Reggie McClain, who has been coaching the Raiders since 2007.
“I felt the season started out a little slow; as the season went on with a very young team, they’ve gotten a lot better. We felt very good with our postseason run in the playoffs, and are very excited about next season, where we will return 10 players and four starters,” McClain said.
Sophomore Breia Jackson is the team’s leader in stats in all areas. Jackson, a 5’7 Small Forward, was selected Player of the Game a total of ten times and was also selected as Keenan’s Player of the Year.
Coach James Johnson, Head Asst. Defense Specialist at Keenan since 1999, has won five state Championships, and currently works with the Lady Raiders.
“I feel that Breia did very well; I see her growing up. She needs a little work on defense but will be a great player by her senior year,” Johnson said
Jackson scores an average of 10 points per game, 6.3 rebounds a game, and still manages to get 4.3 steals a game.
The Lady Raiders are ready for the next season and they are predicting that they will be in good standings come the preseason polls.