COVINGTON, Ga. — All the girls basketball teams in Newton County are stocked full of talent and have an outstanding haul of seniors. Narrowing the talent down to five is a process that requires an extensive amount of thought.
After putting in that amount of thought, the list has finally been cut down to these five outstanding athletes. These five girls are not the only amazing talents in the area and many others were worthy as well.
Arguably the best scorer in the county, Dobbs has the unique ability of making her presence felt in the lane as a scorer, while also getting outside and shooting the 3-ball well.
She should continue her dominant scoring efforts and be a key piece for the Lady Eagles in their quest for a state title run. Individually, Dobbs is nearing the 1,000-point mark in her career, and she should achieve that goal before the season is finished.
When asked who the Tigers would rely on this season, head coach Justin Hunter immediately brought up Tuggle and her remarkable scoring ability. Tuggle should be the go-to player in the Lady Tigers offense and should provide them with great leadership.
The Lady Tigers should look for Tuggle to lead the way on both sides of the ball, and she, along with other seniors, will help carry this team as far as they can go.
The Lady Rams' primary ball-handler exploded onto the scene last season and impressed many people, myself included. Cushion is an excellent dribbler and facilitator and does an excellent job of finding her open teammate.
She's also a scrappy defender, and her constant energy makes her a threat on both ends of the floor. Head coach Tiffani Johnson said she is expecting big things from Cushion this season.
Wright has an excellent shot, and her ability to shoot the 3 is what makes her so dangerous. She's also not afraid to drive the lane and put up contested layups, which has the tendency of leading to points.
With Wright helping lead the way for this senior group, the Lady Rams should go far this season. Wright's basketball IQ is also noteworthy as she usually does a good job of putting herself in a position to score.
Head coach Gladys King raved about Burgess play last season, which earned her team MVP honors. King most appreciates the constant hustle that she has on both sides of the ball.
King said that Burgess also has the unique ability to not only play in the frontcourt but also dribble the ball in and facilitate down the court when the team is in foul trouble.