The Anson girl’s basketball team had an outstanding season a year ago, and the Lady Tigers believe this year could be even better.
Anson returns three starters and five lettermen from last year’s squad that finished 21-5 overall. The Lady Tigers were runner-up to Haskell in District 10-2A with a 9-3 record and lost 52-38 to eventual state champion Lipan in the area round of the Class 2A playoffs.
“This year’s team will have the opportunity to be as good as last year’s if we stay healthy and together,” said Anson coach Ryan Dollar. “Five of our top seven or eight varsity players are seniors, and they made a good run last year as juniors.”
Even though 5’7” senior Reagan Jones plays point guard, she was the team’s leading rebounder last season, averaging 8.2 rebounds per game. She was also the second-leading scorer on the team, averaged a team-high 3.0 assists per game and was named the District 10-2A Most Valuable Player.
Gracie Feagan, a 5’7” senior guard, was the leading scorer last season for the Lady Tigers. She averaged 15 points per game, shooting 42 percent from the field and 32 percent from 3-point range. Feagan was also named the district’s co-defensive player of the year.
The challenge for Anson, according to coach Dollar, is the team’s lack of size.
“We always seem to lack size,” he said.