After starting in November, the Generals celebrated senior night in February while hosting the Carver Wolverines. The night proved to be both exciting and disappointing at the same time. The exciting part of the night was the culmination of an undefeated JV boys season to
match the undefeated season of the freshman team. As a result Coach Carter and Coach Scott have given Coach Johnson a solid foundation for the future of General s basketball.
After the JV took care of business to open the night the Lady Generals took the floor for their season ending match against the Lady Wolverines. After honoring De’Asia Marsh, Jada Pickett, Shayla Moore, and exchange student Sofia Diaz-Vazquez as seniors the Lady Generals showed what they have have proven all year. Fighting to beat Carver a week ago, the Lady Generals jumped on the visitors midway through the first quarter and never looked back for a 72 – 51 victory. Jada Pickett contributed 23 points and Zippy Broughton added her first double-double as a General with 19 points and 10 assists. The assists were attributed to several young Lady Generals who played as if they have found the answer to the game.
T’Erra Lee was on the receiving end of several of Broughton’s assists, finishing at the basket with the athleticism that has been shown in practice. De’Asia Marsh added 10 points to put four Generals in double figures. Diamond Williams and Niya Crawford applied shut down defense which is what the Lady Generals look for to get the offense moving. It was one of the best overall performances the Lady Generals have generated this year. Great preparation for the upcoming area tournament that will be hosted by Lee Monday evening when they face Prattville in the opening round at 5:30.
The Generals on the other hand played one of their more uninspiring games of the year. After honoring their bench full of seniors they took the floor and showed a capacity crowd anything but what they truly are. Flat might be an overstatement for the results that were expected. On the other hand they will march into their opening round of area play on our home court with the opportunity to prove that Friday night was an event for seniors and not a representation of what they have proven all year. As a member of the Lee faculty, there were many of my peers that were in attendance for the first time this year. I hope that they show up for the playoffs to see what the Generals truly have to offer.
On a side note the Lee administration, faculty, and student body would like to offer our condolences to the Carver family on the loss of an ex Generals coach and current Carver coach. Coach Q was a special individual and will be missed by all that knew him.
It is always great to be associated with the Generals.