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Roundball Preview: Prestonsburg Lady Blackcats


PRESTONSBURG, Ky (WYMT) - We take a closer look at the Prestonsburg Lady Blackcats.

The girls had a rough season last year finishing 6-24. Looking forward to this season, the Lady Blackcats have a new head coach, and he is already motivating his girls to succeed this season.

Coach Brandon Gearheart talks about changing the culture in Prestonsburg.

Coach Gearheart said, "We've been starting with fundamentals, just changing the culture. You gotta change the culture when you inherit a losing program. We want to instill fundamentals in them, we want to instill values and what it means to work hard, just really get them to the point where they have to understand, if we're going to change things, it has to be everybody."

Junior Forward Shantale Collins said, "I hope, I know we'll do way better than last year. We have a new coach, it's a new team, it's a new season and I'm just ready for it, I think that we'll do really good."

"I think he really wants to actually help us and teach us and wants to be there and actually wants us to win," said Senior Guard Allyson Derossett.

Sophomore Point Guard Tiffany Meadows said, "He helps us a lot, he's done a lot for us. This summer we went to UK Camp, we did really well down there, we won at least three of our games and we had a great time with him. He's done more than our last coach has so I think we'll be okay."


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