LELAND — The faces may have changed but the Leland High School girls basketball team once again looks like a force to be reckoned with.
The Lady Cubs defeated visiting Shaw High School 66-52 Saturday night to improve their record to 2-1 this season. It was the second straight victory for Leland, which went on the road and defeated Amanda Elzy High School on Thursday night.
Leland’s Camariyah Butler is the leading scorer this season with a 23-points-per-game average, while Imani Campbell and Janilyah McAdory are both averaging 10 points a game.
Leland coach Patansy Miller-Hampton said she is pleased with how her team has performed so far this season.
“I like the overall team work,” Coach Miller-Hampton said. “I love the fact that everyone is assuming the responsibility of playing their role and it’s coming together.”
Behind senior captains Shomaria Overton and Corianna Wheatley the Lady Cubs finished last season with a 29-2 record.
While her team is not where it needs to be just yet, Coach Miller Hampton said she expects it to be just about there by the 10th game.
“Each game has shown tremendous improvements and although some of them have gotten off to a slow start, you can see them coming around,” Coach Miller-Hampton said. “Our defense has to be more aggressive and stop the other teams offense. We also need to capitalize on the turnovers we are creating from the other team.”