LYMAN, MS (WLOX) - Harrison Central is a proficient high school basketball team, thanks to the coaching talent of Nancy Ladner and her coaching staff.
Heading into Tuesday's Region 8-6A showdown with Gulfport, the Red Rebelettes have reeled off an undefeated 4 and 0 region record, 15 and 2 overall, ranked fifth in the state.
Coach Ladner said, "One thing that we're trying to instill in them is how you practice is how you're going to play, how it carries over into a game. They're working hard. We can't ask for any harder work."
Chyna Allen is crafty playmaker for the Red Rebelettes. The junior is netting 15.9 points, 3.3 assist and 4.2 steals per game.
"We just play hard, play good defense, play together, "said Allen. "That's what we've got to do."
Arie' Anna Norwood is another solid player for the Red Rebelettes, an excellent shooter from long range. She is averaging 10.3 per game.
Norwood believes Harrison Central can make it back to the title game, and this time, win-it-all.
Norwood said, "We have a great chance of getting back where we went last year. We have guards that can push the ball down the floor. We can fee it to our post for a layup."
The Red Rebelettes will fine tune their game plan in preparation for the playoffs that lifts-off in two weeks.