Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


December 26, 2012

CHS Girls Hoops: Lady Tigers hit the big stage in Big D

Set for North Forney in opener of Coca-Cola DISD Tournament

Corsicana — Art Prevost scheduled his games this season for his promising young players to get on the big stage as soon as possible.

They’ll get that chance starting Thursday at the prestigious Coca-Cola DISD Basketball Classic in Dallas.

The Lady Tigers open the tournament at 10:30 a.m. against North Forney, and if they win that game, they’ll play either Kimball or Woodrow Wilson later in the day.

For Corsicana (12-8), the goal is to make a strong showing with the District 16-4A opener coming up Jan. 4 at Nacogdoches.

“Every game is important,” Prevost said. “One of our goals at the start of the season was to get to 20 wins. This gets you a lot closer. If you can go 3-1 that puts you at 15.

“Then you have to go .500 in district. That’s 20 wins and the playoffs.”

Prevost wants his young team to play a difficult environments and the Coca-Cola tourney serves that purpose. The Lady Tigers have won at Fort Worth Wyatt and also played in the competitive Fairfield Tournament.

“Playing the Coca-Cola is huge,” Prevost said.

The Lady Tigers jumped out to an 8-3 start but have slumped a little lately, more than anything due to injuries and illnesses. Myra Hammons, Briana Biltz and Ariel Bartee, all who have missed the last two games, will return Thursday.

Tamera White, who has missed 19 games with a collar bone injury, is expected to return for the Nacogdoches game. In all, the Lady Tigers have injured or sick players miss 40 games.

The Lady Tigers are trying to build so momentum with the roster about to return to full health. They come into Dallas off a big comeback win last Friday at Canton.

“The win at Canton is huge,” Prevost said. “We’ve had so many injuries and illnesses. I can only imagine what can happen if we get healthy. But it’s part of the game.”

Prevost guesses the White injury cost the Lady Tigers’ five wins because of her inside presence.

“It would be nice to have our whole team at some points,” Prevost said. “This tournament will help us.”

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