Coach: Crestview girls are young, but athletic

Crestview girls basketball

Jensis Coleman will play point guard for Crestview High School's girls basketball team this year. Coleman, a junior, is one of two players on the team with previous varsity experience.

Published: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 05:47 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Saying that Crestview High School girls basketball Coach Kathy Combest has a varsity team of Diaper Dandies is no exaggeration.

Arianna Simms is the lone Bulldog senior. Jensis Coleman and Diaza Williams are juniors. The rest of the varsity includes sophomores and freshmen, with six of the nine being freshmen.

Simms and Coleman are the only returning varsity players from last season.

"Jensis is a junior and Arianna is a senior — and that is our experience," Combest said. "Everybody else is a JV or middle school player. Nobody else played on my varsity last year except those two."

Having such a young team can be frustrating at times for a perfectionist like Combest. But the frustrating games quickly turn into learning experiences.

"They (new players) have a lot to learn," Combest said. "It's just the little things.They didn't know a lot of things about footwork and defense.

"We spent about a week-and-a-half working on defense, blocking out and doing those little things. If you can't play defense, you're not going to win because you've got to make some stops."

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