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The 2014 -15 Southwestern Women’s Basketball Team are led by 5 talented sophomores and a group of freshmen who are eager to get started and improve on the teams 19-8 finish from a year ago. This year’s squad will be one of the more athletic teams that Coach Cherry has had over the couple of seasons. This athleticism will allow them to continue to be one of the top defensive teams in the southern region.
Southwestern returns Tia Griffis, Taylor Smalley and Brianna Davis, all of whom played big roles on last year’s team. Add to that Chelsea Ball who took a year off and was the leading rebounder in conference during the 2013 season and Sam Silva who has been working tirelessly in the gym rehabbing a knee injury, and the Lady Jags have a veteran group poised to make a run a conference this year.
The freshmen class is a group of talented young ladies and has been training hard and getting adjusted to the college game. Annessa Wolfblack headlines this year’s freshman class. The Chula Vista High alum spent a year at SDSU before returning to the Southbay to begin her athletic career. Allison Donnes and Samantha Lanham (Eastlake & Otay Ranch) look to come in and contribute right away along with Rachel Kachi.
With the chemistry, hard work and leadership, the Lady Jags are prime to make another run at a conference title in 2015.
The Lady Jags went 2-1 and took the Consolation Championship over the past weekend at the Pasadena Tournament. Southwestern dropped their first game of the year to a tough Long Beach City College team, but bounced back with wins over LA Pierce and Citrus College.
Eastlake alumni Taylor Smalley was named to the All-Tournament team and averaged 18.6 points and 5.5 steals over the weekend. Other stand outs were Chelsea Ball and Brianna Davis who averaged 31.2 rebounds per game between them. Coach Cherry .. "I saw a lot of growth with this team over the weekend and I'm excited to see their continued development over the next couple of months moving into conference. We have very good chemistry but we have to continue to work hard in practice and prepare ourselves mentally if we want to obtain our goals." The Lady Jags will take on Scottsdale College in the opening round of the Saddleback Tournament November 20-22.