Lapel - Anxiety now best describes Lapel’s girls basketball team, on three fronts.
The Bulldogs are keen to prove their 9-13 season a year ago, with a number of close defeats, was an aberration.
Coach Kevin Brattain is eager to see how two of his top players respond after serious injuries sustained in the offseason.
And the players no doubt will be itching to take to the court for the opener at Anderson Prep Academy Friday, Nov. 16, at least a week later than most of its competition has begun play.
Lapel returns all five of its starters from last year as well as two key reserves, so improvement in the team’s bottom line is almost a given.
“I’d say we were soundly beaten only three or four times all year, and the rest of the (defeats) we had a good opportunity to win,” Brattain said. “We’ll just have to see if we’ve matured enough to make plays down the stretch to pull those games out. Last year, we just couldn’t get that done.”