Women’s basketball anticipate winning season

The LeMoyne-Owen College women’s basketball team has officially began the 2017-2018 season with preseason workouts, team retreats and team building experiences.

The Lady Magicians have had two back-to-back losing seasons, but anticipate a winning season this year, said Coach Antony Partee.

“With the development of key returning players, and the addition of new players with great attitudes, I feel like this season will be our breakout year.”

This year’s roster is the largest to date, with 17 girls, not including the redshirts. Partee said this is the first year of his five years as head coach that all of the players are academically eligible. Players include:

Corlishia Howard   (Soph)   Memphis, TN
Taylor Johnson Prackett   (Sr)   Memphis, TN
Miah Kimborough   (Jr)   Jonesboro, AK
Ciera Cunning   (S0ph)   Midlothian, TX
K’Yanna Terry (Soph)    Memphis, TN
Janea Dennis   (Jr)   Tulsa, OK
Lamontazia Blair   (Fr)   Nashville, TN
Dana Gettis   (Jr)   Chicago, IL
Ariyan Hines   (S0ph)   Indianapolis, IN
Nakeeta Franklin   (Jr)   Bolivar, TN
Shanteria Miller   (Sr)   Chicago, IL
Tirenique Broadwater   (Jr)   Rochester, NY
Tenesha Wright   (Sr)   Memphis, TN
Shaynn Nance   (Jr)   Huntsville, Al
Courntey Banks   (S0ph)   Memphis, TN
Breana Beason   (Fr)   Memphis, TN

Tenesha Wright, one of this year’s captains, enters her final season.

“I feel like this will be a good year for us,” she said.  “We have a brand new mindset, a harder work ethic, and I  think we can really make some huge accomplishments for the program.”  Wright was the second leading scorer last season and made the all-conference team.

The Lady Magicians were put out of the SIAC tournament last year by Central State in the second round.  Central State went on to lose in the championship game of the tournament to Benedict College., the reigning champions.