Tipping off a very busy offseason on the hardwood this summer, the Prescott Lady Wolves finished up their final team camp workouts last Thursday at Scrapper Arena in Nashville. The Lady Wolves have taken on several tough opponents from a variety of classifications during their battles on the court in team camp hoop action.
Tipping off a very busy offseason on the hardwood this summer, the Prescott Lady Wolves finished up their final team camp workouts last Thursday at Scrapper Arena in Nashville. The Lady Wolves have taken on several tough opponents from a variety of classifications during their battles on the court in team camp hoop action. According to Prescott Girls Head Basketball Coach B. J. Rogers, he's pleased with the production the Lady Wolves have displayed this summer.
The Lady Wolves and Lady Cubs senior and junior high teams have traveled to basketball camps hosted at Glen Rose and Nashville. Prescott basketball teams have take on schools such as De Queen, White Hall, Poyen, Bigelow and CAC (Central Arkansas Christian).
In Nashville at Scrapper Arena, Prescott Lady Wolves battled Nashville and Cossatot River in 12 minute running clock halves. The Lady Cubs also took action in Nashville and faced Murfreesboro and Kirby for junior high basketball competition. Prescott girls basketball teams participated in Nashville team camp each Thursday evenings in the month of July after the dead week period concluded. On Tuesday's, Prescott performed in Glen Rose camps as well.
Throughout the month of June, Rogers worked with the Lady Wolves and Lady Cubs on skill development sessions inside the Prescott Sports Arena. This was a helpful tool Rogers used for his teams be productive and improve on areas in fundamentals.
The Lady Wolves finished the 2016-17 basketball season 24-9 overall and winning the district and regional tournament titles. The Lady Wolves also finished runner-ups in the Southwest Arkansas Tournament hosted in Bradley.
Rogers was proud of how hard the Lady Wolves finished last season and over achieved expectations just in his first year as head girls coach after being apart of the basketball program four years in Prescott.
"Last season I knew we had a chance to be good. Winning district and regional exceeded my expectations and got a shot to go to state. I knew we had some nerves playing in the state tournament, but the experience was big and serves us well going into this up coming year," Rogers said.
The Lady Wolves topped host district tourney team Genoa Lady Dragons in the semifinals to advance to the finals, which gave them their No. 1 seed entering into the regional tournament. The Lady Wolves rolled on an eight game winning-streak heading into the Class 3A state tournament.
After producing impressive victories through district and regional tourney competition, the No. 1 seed-4 Prescott Lady Wolves had their season of hoops come to an end in first round action against the No. 4 seed Charleston Lady Tigers 45-40 in the Class 3A state girls basketball tournament in Bald Knob.
The Lady Wolves posted one of the best seasons on the hardwood for the 2016-17 year of senior high girls basketball. Prescott earned themselves an overall No. 1 seed going into the Class 3A girls state tournament with an impressive victory over Junction City Lady Dragons in the 3A Regional 4 girls championship game hosted at Prescott Sports Arena. The Lady Wolves prevailed over Genoa Central in the regional semifinals, along defeating Smackover in the first round at regionals.
Prior to capturing the regional tourney title, the Lady Wolves won their district tournament defeating Cossatot River in the girls championship game hosted at Genoa Central High School Gymnasium. The Lady Wolves topped host district tourney team Genoa Lady Dragons in the semifinals to advance to the finals, where they were victorious to give them their No. 1 seed entering into the regional tournament.
Rogers looks forward to the up coming season of Prescott Lady Wolves and Lady Cubs basketball. Their offseason summer workouts have built advances to their performances that hopefully leads to another successful year of senior high and junior high hoops.