After ending the season with a heartbreaking loss to Albany State University, the Kentucky State women’s basketball team looked to rebuild with the signing of nine new players, five transfers and four freshmen, with the main focal point being chemistry between the ladies.
As the new kid on the block, Division-1 transfer Chea Taylor has her eyes on the prize as she stated that her expectation for this season is “to get a championship ring.” Taylor goes on to state how she feels the key pieces already set in place coupled with the new additions has the potential to win a championship.
Following a standout junior season averaging 41% from three point range, senior guard Brittani Rizzi returns with high expectations to simply “win more games.” “The vibe we have as a team right now is already so positive that we can win so many more games than we did last year” says Rizzi. With hopes to build on Rizzi’s performance, Coach Slater anticipates that the new team dynamics will allow for more open shots from her.
Coach Slater and the Thorobrettes began their season with an exhibition game on Nov. 3 against Tennessee State University. The Thorobrettes defeated the Tigers 84-83 as transfer junior Lyndsey Downing hit the game winning shot with 3.6 secs to play. The ladies began their regular season schedule with losses to the University of North Alabama, 107-69, and to the University of Alabama at Huntsville, 64-52, as they played back to back games. On Nov. 18, the Thorobrettes will play their home opener in the Exum center against the University of Missouri- St. Louis. The ladies will get their first taste of conference play as they host SIAC opponents Fort Valley State University, Albany State University, Lemoyne-Owen College and Lane College for a four game homestead from Nov. 25 to Dec. 2.
The Thorobrettes are excited for a new season with a new team with high expectations to