MORGANTOWN — The Trinity Christian Excessive College ladies’ basketball workforce has fallen one sport wanting the state event in Charleston for the previous three seasons and is getting into the 2023-2024 marketing campaign with its sights set on nothing aside from incomes a spot within the state quarterfinals.
Head coach Mike Baldy, who earned his a centesimal win final season at TCS, might be with out three starters from final season’s roster however returns two key items from the workforce in seniors Ella Lynch and Jenna Barnett.
Barnett, a second-team all-state choice final season, averaged over 20 factors and 6 rebounds a sport, whereas additionally nabbing over two steals as properly. The senior guard is nearing 1,000 profession factors.
Regardless of the absence, Baldy and his membership welcome a robust freshman class arising from the center faculty degree inside Trinity Christian College that he says might be requested to make an influence early on.
“It’s thrilling for me to have the ability to coach my seniors as a result of they’ve been so nice for our workforce of their time right here,” Baldy stated. “This group of freshmen can be a fantastic group of children and so they even have some good expertise. We knew a few of them would assist us after they made it to our workforce from center faculty.”
Together with the women Baldy was already assured in enjoying for him, a couple of of the brand new gamers have proven greater than he anticipated and have the possibility to do extra for the workforce than initially anticipated.
Seniors Lynch and Barnett are targeted on doing every part they’ll for the workforce because the leaders.
“We knew that irrespective of who we had coming into the yr that we must work arduous daily,” Barnett stated. “Apply is bringing numerous confidence to all of us individually and as a workforce and we’re targeted on successful.”
“I advised Jenna that we have been going to come back in and push these ladies from day one in follow,” Baldy stated. “She began that the primary day being the chief and I type of advised her to decelerate a bit of bit, after which slowly realized I used to be improper and that we would have liked that mentality with a view to get the place we have to be.”
The Warriors will open the season with 5 video games at house starting on Thursday in opposition to sectional foe Braxton County excessive on the hill in Sabraton at 7 p.m.
TCS may even host state event participant Gilmer County on Dec. 8, and journey throughout city for a sport in opposition to Morgantown on Wednesday, Dec. 13.
Preston and Clay-Battelle may even go to the Warriors on Saturday, Jan. 6 and Tuesday, Jan. 9, respectively.
“We have now higher depth this yr than we now have had in recent times,” Baldy stated. “Hopefully that may assist with a number of the second-half woes from final season as everybody on our schedule is gifted and has continued to indicate enchancment over time. We actually really feel like our schedule prepares us for these later-season video games and the postseason.”