The Lawson State Lady Cougars will combine a solid group of veterans with some hard working newcomers to compete for the 2014-2015 basketball season. With the graduation of six sophomores and the return of only three players from last year, LSCC hopes to find team chemistry early resulting in on the court success. Returning for the Lady Cougars are starters, guards Ashley McCrear (12 ppg, 6rpg) and Toborsha Holley (7 ppg, 3 apg), as well as fellow sophomore guard Brianna Hubbard. Relatively young in the post, the team will look to veteran leadership from returners and seven transfers to make the transition smoother.
The seven transfer newcomers, mostly from the Birmingham and surrounding metro area, are looking to build upon last season's 17-12 record. These transfers Kara Rawls (Hoover HS), Letrice Ragland (Carver HS), Kyla Rooks (Fairfield HS), Larian Scott (Clay Chalkville HS), Fucisha Stephens (Leeds HS), Aleeya Epting (Fairfield HS), and Tiera Williams (Lee Huntsville HS) all come from their previous colleges looking to leave their mark on the Lawson State women's basketball program. Added to the returners and talented transfers are a hard working group of freshmen. Destini McClary), (Redan HS) is the only out of state player on the LSCC roster. She will compete for playing time along with other freshmen Shandrika Thompkins (Andalusia HS), Jasmine Wiley (Athens HS), Lawanda Maddix (Central HS Tuscaloosa), Kayla Coleman (Bessemer City HS), and former Wenonah High standout Aja Cumbie. The Lady Cougars hope that this combination of returners and transfers with championship experience playing in the ACCC, along with competitive freshmen will be the right one to help make this year's squad a serious conference contender.
The Lady Cougars will have a chance to exhibit their hard work with a competitive season which begins November 1st at 2:00 pm against Wallace State Community College-Selma and ends with an always difficult ACCC conference schedule. The team wraps up its preseason contests Tuesday, October 28th versus Division II Miles College Lady Bears. This should be an exciting season and if the group of players is any indicator of things to come, we are certainly looking forward to a great 2014-2015 basketball season.