By Allen Hamrick
The Lady Mustangs opened this very complicated yet action packed 2021 basketball season in a wild scrimmage against the Calhoun Middle Lady Red Devils. The Lady Mustangs came into this game trying to continue their exhibition style of basketball and give the fans their money’s worth. There is a different type of electric in the air; from day to day, it is a guessing game as to the future of sports in this state. The games will be played with more intensity because the coaches and players never know if it will be their last chance so they may as well make it a good one. The Lady Mustangs did just that. Since the early cutoff of the season last year, this new season is a much anticipated event. It is time to shake off the COVID dust and get back to doing what is normal or at least looks like it in some form. Some is better than nothing.
There was definitely no ball and chain attached to the Lady Mustangs in this no score scrimmage, but they played as if it was a championship game. The Lady Mustangs look as though when they get the bugs worked out and find the hoop a little more, they will be hard to beat in 2021. Under the regime of Coach Krechella Evans, the girls took to the court and showed a clear desire to win a game no matter the cost. Their defense resembled an all out assault – like ants on a cube of sugar – with was no clear opening to the hoop for the Lady Red Devils. On the other side of the ball, the Lady Red Devils couldn’t seem to get a hold on the speed of the Lady Mustangs, often ending up with half the players on the court trying to stop them. None the less, it was an action filled start to the new season and a whale of a way to kick things off.
The Lady Mustangs will officially open up their season this coming Thursday night at home against Webster County with game time at 6:00 PM. Don’t forget this week that all the teams kick off their season. Wrestling will be at Fairmont East on Wednesday beginning at 5:30, and the CCHS Lady Panthers will be home against Webster on the same night. The Panthers will be at home against Braxton on Friday to open their season, and the Mustangs will be butting heads at Braxton on Friday night, as well. This season will be well packed with games and wrestling matches so you have no reason to miss out. Come out and support the teams; it has been a long time since the kids could stretch out their muscles on the courts and mats. Soon the baseball fields will be full and the track teams geared up. It is just by good fortune that the season is even happening, so get out while you have the chance.