(SPORTS PREVIEW) Experience gives Lady Panthers edge on court

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Last year’s Lady Panther basketball program suffered a harsh season with a 4-18 overall record, but the 2019 season brings experience and a 10-player roster to the court.

Second year coach, Kevin Spesert, has several starting players returning, which will be beneficial for the Panthers and their success on the court. One of those returning is Senior Jackie Hernandez, who averaged 10 points a game last season and was the team’s highest 3-point shooter. Junior newcomers Laynee Haywood and Morgan Dennis will add speed and shooting accuracy to the team. Paired with returning seniors, Melissa Ramirez and Rosalind Wilson, Maxwell’s roster brings experience and knowledge to the competition.

Returning Junior and varsity starter, Rosa Corona, will secure the position of point guard for the Panthers for a second year. Corona led the Panthers defense in the 2018 season with steels, averaging four per game.

“The strength for this basketball school year is strong.” Corona said. “We have some good upcoming players and the seniors this year are great players.”

Maxwell’s season opener will be in Los Molinos on Dec. 2, with a 5 PM start time. ■