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Millwood Falcons

BOYS

Coach: Mike Jeffries

18-19 Record: 25-4

The Millwood Falcons are coming off a season that saw them fall one win short of bringing home a state championship, losing to Kingston in the Class 3A State Championship game. Head coach Mike Jeffries says that he knows his guys are up to the challenge of making another deep postseason run. “This team has a lot to prove coming off of a great season last year,” he said. “I ask a lot out of them and they never disappoint me. They are extremely scrappy and hard working.” The team has two starters returning from last year’s squad, Myles Jeffries (6-3, Sr.) and Isaiah Williams (6-6, Sr.). Both players were members of the All-Tournament team at last season’s State Tournament. Jeffries averaged 10.8 points and 4.5 rebounds a season ago and looks to be a leader on this years team. Williams lead the team in scoring last season, knocking down 12.6 points per game, while also pulling down 6.3 boards. He will be a force that opponents will have to deal with. Siee Russell (6-0, Jr.), Evan Richmond (6-4, Sr.), Bill Caldwell (6-2, Sr.), and Jaylen Dillard (6-0, So.) will all play a key role for the Falcons. Other players that will be looking to contribute are Ricky Hunt (6-0, Fr.), Carlos Strong (6-2, Fr.), Harold Bagby (6-2, Sr.), and Desmond Green (6-2, Jr.).

GIRLS

Coach: Dava Albert

18-19 Record: 23-7

The Millwood Lady Falcons are primed and ready to make another deep postseason run. Last season ended in the state quarterfinals, but the team has all five starters returning along with other key players ready to get back to the Big House.Nykale Cramer (5-11, Jr.), who made a huge impact last season, is back after putting up 15.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game while also totaling 30 steals and five blocks. Another key player to the team is Talyiah Gramling (5-8, Jr.), who provided 12.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists, while also taking the ball away from the opponent 38 times. Alysia Picket (5-0, Sr.) looks to increase her role after averaging 6.6 points and 4.0 boards a year ago. Areah Brown (5-11, Sr.), Cymirah Williams (6-0, Sr.), Syncere Harrod (5-10, Sr.), and Anyia Brown (5-8, So.) will all be key impact players as this team looks to go far into the postseason. Other players to watch are Jada Vann (5-1, So.), Tamiyah Gramling (5-8, Jr.), Davis Keera (5-8, Sr.), Kiyana Smith (5-8, Jr.), and Jakari Shields (5-7, Sr.).