Girls varsity Panthers want to grow and mature

The Smiths Station basketball team is geared up to start its 2019-2020 season. The Lady Panthers are led by head coach Tiffany Jordan, who has been with the program for eleven seasons and her third as head coach. 

“We want to see growth in our young kids, we are a very young team.” Jordan said about what she wants her team to accomplish this season. “I want them to mature so by the end of the season we will be really competitive.”

 Some athletes that will be leading the way for the Panthers this year would be junior Patricia Potasi, senior Kayla Rosser, and senior Travail Thomas. 

The varsity girls finished the 2018-2019 season with a 11-30 record overall and 0-4 in region play.  The Panthers play in the 7A Area 4 Region. The region consists of Smiths Station High School, Central High School, and Auburn High School. Auburn will have the first region game on Jan. 14 in Smiths Station and the Panthers will travel to Auburn on Jan. 28. The Panthers only meet up with Central one time for the season on Jan 17 at Central High School in Phenix City. 

The Lady Panthers will participate in the Talladega Thanksgiving Tournament on Nov. 25, 2019 at Talladega High School in Talladega.  

The first contest of the season was supposed to be against Valley High School Rams, but the game was cancelled due to a scheduling conflict with the Valley football team advancing in the playoffs. The game’s makeup date hasn’t been determined yet.  The Panthers lost year’s meeting to Valley 67-46. The next two games are on Nov. 19 against Prattville High School in Prattville and on Nov. 22 against Benjamin Russell back at home at Smiths Station High School.