Hoboes will look inside for success

LHS girls basketball

Point guard Ty DeAndrade is back to 80 or 85 percent strength after suffering a season ending knee injury a year ago.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 05:36 PM.

LAUREL HILL — With only one senior, Jessica Fickett, on the Laurel Hill girls basketball team roster the future looks bright for the Hoboes.

But how that will play out this season still remains to be seen.

The Hoboes are in a tough District 1-1A that includes perennial powerhouses Paxton and Ponce de Leon.

Laurel Hill coach Scott Varnum admits it will be tough to get past the Bobcats and Pirates, but he likes a lot of things about his team.

"We've got some size (with post players Jhanea Griffin and Gracie Reese) on the teams in the district," he said. "We want to take advantage of that and get ourselves to where we want to be."

Reese, a 6-foot-3 inch freshman, reminds Varnum a lot of her older brother, Brad, who is now playing professional basketball in Europe.

"She's really long like Brad," he said. "She's been doing a really good job on the boards. She's been averaging about 14 rebounds a game and I am really happy with that.



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