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Del City Eagles

BOYS

Coach: Lenny Hatchett

18-19 Record: 25-4

The Del City Eagles fell one game short of hoisting the gold ball last season. But they enter this season with three returning starters from last year’s squad and a fire to get back again this year. Eagles’ head coach Lenny Hatchett says that his team knows what they have to do. “We must stay clocked in everyday,” he stated. “And we must find a way to become better each and every day in practice.” Nathaniel Goodlow (6-2, Sr.) led the team with 14 points per game last season, along with four rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Goodlow will need to continue his dominance again this season if the team expects to get back to the State Tournament. Joining Goodlow is Demontreal Crutchfield (6-2, Sr.), who is interchangeable between the guard and point guard positions. He tallied a ten point average last season. Kyren Williams (6-3, Sr.) and Keyondre Young (6-6, Jr.) will anchor the backcourt for the Eagles. The duo combined for an average of 14 points last season, but will look to have a bigger impact this season. Players expected to make a key impact for the Eagles this season are Carlos Moore (6-3, Sr.) and Keion Wiley (5-7, Sr.). Other players to watch will be Hilton Baker (6-1, Sr.), Sherod Davis (6-3, Jr.), Kevin Greene (6-4, Jr.), and Javeon McCalister (6-0, Jr.).

GIRLS

Coach: Mariah Webb

18-19 Record: 6-17

Hoping to bounce back from a down year, the Del City Lady Eagles enter this season full of hope and optimism. Head coach Mariah Webb says that her team has put in the work and now it is time to show what they can do. “We are returning the core group of our team,” Webb said. “Our squad will be more experienced than we were last year. I am excited about what we’re going to do this upcoming season. My girls have worked hard over the summer and preseason to get to this point.” The lady eagles will look to the backcourt duo of Brayanna Polk (5-6, Sr.) and Aliyah Dean (5-6, Sr.) to help generate the offense for the team. Ariya Smither (5-10, Sr.) and Jaylnn McCallister (5-10, So.) will anchor the front court and look to make things difficult for opposing offenses. Players expected to play key roles this season are Erie Patterson (5-5, Jr.) and Janazya Easley (5-7, Sr.). Other players to watch are Breana Butler (5-6, Sr.), Fayeth Ross (5-6, Jr.), Adrienne Richmond (5-6, So.), Shawna Smith (5-5, Jr.), Ebony Crutchfield (5-7, Jr.), and Summer Pogue (5-7, So.).