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Roundball Preview: Red Bird Lady Cardinals

BEVERLY, Ky. (WYMT) -- Five wins, 12 losses and a whole lot of disappointment plagued the Red Bird girls basketball team in 2012-13. The Lady Cardinals want to flip the script in 2013-14.

"I think that we are going to be a great team,” senior Megan Short, who is the only senior returning this year, said. “I think we are going to be really good and we are going to have very few losses this year."

The Lady Cards will be trying to win with a new head coach. Samantha Caldwell is taking over a program that she played for when she was in high school. However, she thinks she may be the numbe one cause for concern.

" I am very new at this,” Caldwell said. “I played one year in high school and that was it. And I came in -- just graduated college -- came in and they are like, 'Here, coach basketball.' And I was a volleyball player and a softball player so I would say I am probably the weakness. But as far as the girls go, it's just that they are new. There are so many that are new that have never played before and so we have had to cover fundamentals over, over and over."

"I think we have new people like Sam said. And I think fundamentals, helping with dribbling (is what we need to work on),” junior guard Katie Fee said. “They struggle with it but they have improved so much since we have been practicing and going over it. And they have all improved so well, including myself. "

Junior forward Kaitline Berry added, "I want to show people that we are not the little school that everybody thinks we are -- that we can play just like they can.”

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