WHS hopes to have six seniors lead Lady Dukes to victory
Published 10:39 am Friday, December 5, 2014
Sherry Ashburn will move up from coaching the JV squad to coaching varsity for the Windsor High School Lady Dukes basketball team this year.
The Div. 2A Lady Dukes won only three games last year, but Ashburn is hoping to come in and make some improvement with six key seniors.
“My expectation is to improve upon last season, with more wins during the season,” she said. “My five starters, they are all hustlers, and they contribute a lot to the team, as far as shooting, rebounding and scoring.”
On defense, Ashburn said Jazzmine Bynum, Sydney Warren and Vonquisha Turner are her leaders.
“Those girls are great on defense, and they have skills in making the other team turn the ball over,” she said. “Vonquisha will take the ball away any minute.”
Ashburn said the girls have a good attitude this year.
“We have a drill, and they asked me if we could do it yesterday,” the head coach said. “I said, ‘Y’all seem to like it. Because you like it, we won’t run it again until we win.’ They said, ‘OK, we’ll be playing that on Monday.’ They plan on winning and are looking forward to the game on Friday.
“I’m just looking forward to have a great season with these young ladies — they want to win as much as I do.”
NUMBERS TO KNOW
6 – The Lady Dukes have six seniors ready to lead the team this year. “I have six seniors, so we are looking forward to this being our year,” Ashburn said. “Next year, losing six girls, we’re going to have to rebuild the program a little.”
3 – Out of the eight quarters Windsor has played in scrimmage games, they have won three. “That’s not that great, but we are making some improvements,” said the coach.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Point guard Bridgette Walton is the Lady Duke captain. “My expectations for her are to lead the team, as she has been doing in practices, and to be my ball handler and 3-point shooter,” said Ashburn.
Center Jazzmine Bynum is Ashburn’s leader on defense. “Jazzmine is a key defensive player and she’s great under the board and boxing people out. She’s also good at helping get the ball out to people on fast breaks,” said the coach.
Forward Vonquisha Turner is expected to contribute on both offense and defense. “I’m looking for Vonquisha to show up on defense. She has good height and she hustles to the ball,” said Ashburn.
Windsor Lady Duke varsity basketball games start at 7 p.m. Home games are bolded.
Dec. 5 Sussex Central
Dec. 8 ARGS
Dec. 10 Southampton
Dec. 12 Franklin
Dec 15 Surry
Dec. 17 Greensville
Dec. 19 Park View
Jan. 7 King William
Jan 9 Sussex Central
Jan. 12 Brunswick
Jan. 14 ARGS
Jan. 16 Southampton
Jan. 21 Franklin
Jan. 23 Surry
Jan. 28 Greensville
Jan. 30 Park View
Feb. 4 Brunswick
Feb. 6 Arcadia (senior night)