The first word that came to Clrakrange Lady Buffalo head coach Lamar Rogers, when he talked about his offense for this coming season was versatility.
“We like to get up and down the floor,” Rogers said. “Basketball has gone more perimeter oriented. We have some excellent dribblers and shooters but we also have an inside game. So, we will press and run up and down the court but we can play any style.”
Last season Clarkrange finished the year with 33 wins against only four losses and the Lady Buffaloes boasted a 13-1 District 6 record.
Clarkrange’s District Six consist of some of the best girls’ basketball programs across the state in Class Single A. Their District has teams that make frequent trips to the Region Tournaments and to the State Tournament like Clay and Pickett County. A team like Jackson County, who is down at the time but as a program owns eight state championships.
“There are some good teams in our district,” Rogers said. “We have to be ready to play every night. Pickett County’s going to be very good again and so is Clay. Red Boiling Springs is much improved and Monterey’s much improved. We have to earn everything.”
Rogers returns Kassie and Kaylie Monday, who are twins, and were first team All-District last season. Rogers pointed out that freshman Maddie Bush would see significant minutes this season and that she could be a part time starter.
“Defense will be the key for us this year,” Rogers said. “And how smart we can get our basketball IQ.”
Clarkrange tips off their basketball season Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6 P.M. against potentially the top team in Class 2A Macon County in Clarkrange.