It’s a rebuilding year for Lady Devils

Lancaster High School junior varsity girls basketball team members from left are (front row) Tahlia Sutton, Braelyn Johnson, Jessica Hernandez, Monica Horn and Harmony Lee; (next row) Diana Wright, Jaliya Smith, Deshaya Lee, Serenity Ball, Chassity Henderson and Keryona Smith. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

If the early season start for the Lancaster High School junior varsity girls basketball team is an indication of things to come, then next year’s varsity team should be a strong contender.

Lancaster athletic director Dave Zeiler announced in November the school would not have a varsity team this season because of low numbers and a lack of junior and senior players. Instead, the school focused on its JV program and that team has gotten off to a 3-1 start with its first loss of the season coming last Thursday to Colonial Beach, 41-30.

“We still have a young team with no juniors or seniors in the program,” said varsity head coach Kimberly Crockett. With no varsity team, Crockett is overseeing the girls program and co-coaching with new JV head coach Skyler Henderson.

Henderson, who was an assistant coach for Lancaster Middle School’s girls team last year, was named the head JV coach when Crockett vacated that position to take over for retired and longtime varsity coach Joanne Webb-Fary.

Both Crockett and Henderson are former LHS players so they are familiar with the program.

“We’re all just working together to grow and rebuild….

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