BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - Bay High Lady Tigers basketball is on a solid foundation, thanks to the coaching talents of Debbie Triplett.
She develops young talent, stressing her teams to play fundamentally sound basketball with an end result that has produced three state championship titles.
After twelve games this season, the Lady Tigers have run off nine wins.
Over the years, if a young player displays ability to contribute to her teams success, coach Triplett doesn't hesitate to insert that youngster into the lineup and on the basketball court.
That happened six years ago when Jamaya Galloway was a seventh grader. Galloway has been completing and excelling for the Bay High Lady Tigers ever since.
Galloway is a senior and she knows what it takes to compete in prime time, having helped Bay High claim the 2013 Class 4A state championship title.
She can do it all, drive to the basket consistently finding the hoop. She displays athletic skills that result in crowd pleasing buckets or she can fire from long range.
Galloway said, "Well, I try to provide leadership since I've been here since the seventh grade. So. I know what it takes to get them ready to win games and make it to the playoffs."
Jamaya has picked up from where she left off last season when she averaged over 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game.
Galloway says coach Triplett provided the inspiration and is responsible for her success on the basketball court.
"She's a great coach and she pushes us every day, "stated Galloway. "She's one of the reasons why we make it to Jackson every year."
Galloway led the Lady Tigers past St. Martin 65-49 Monday, netting 34 points.
So far, a couple of junior college teams and Millsaps have offered Galloway a basketball scholarship.
There's no question Jamaya can help out a Division I basketball team, by providing quality minutes each and every time her number would be called.