HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
Coach Otis Gates has built one of the most respected girls high school basketball programs in the state. Through 18 games, his Lady Canes have ripped off 17 wins, 5 and 0 in the region 7-5A standings. West Harrison has set its sights....on the state playoffs.
Gates said, "We've got a lot of the pieces to the puzzle. Guards that can shoot. A strong inside presence. Pretty good defense when we're playing defense real well."
6 foot junior Ameshya Williams highlights the Lady Canes talented roster. She's netting 22.4 points and 12.2 rebounds per game.
Senior guard Bobbi Davis says the Lady Canes are hungry, eager to make their way to Jackson.
"I definitely feel like this year is going to be our best because we have all come together, "stated Davis. "As a team we've worked hard all four years and just feel like it's our year because everybody is focused and everybody is on track. We're going to get there."
Kim Calhoun can also find the net. She's the Lady Canes second leading scorer. DaJasha Towner adds more firepower and rebounding prowess inside the paint. She pulling down 7 rebounds per game.
Towner said, "We've been working real hard. We come and give a hundred percent in practice everyday and our first goal is to get to state."
Winning basketball games is something West Harrison has done for the past few seasons. They now what to prove they have the talent to win a state championship.
West Harrison won't play another game until January 30 when the Lady Canes travel to Stone High.