By Kylie Auberger
Volunteer State Community College’s women’s basketball team played a game against Wallace State Community College Tuesday, Nov 2. The game was held in Wallace State’s gym in Hanceville, Alabama and two of Vol State’s players were injured.
The team started with eight players. One player recently transferred from a different school and was not eligible to play. Two other players were injured on the court and another had fouled out during the fourth quarter. The Lady Pioneers ended up with four players left to finish the game.
Haley Davis, a shooting guard, was one of the four players to stay on the court. She normally is a shooting guard for the Lady Pioneers, but she played point guard towards the end due to the circumstances.
“The biggest thing I think we can work on for upcoming games is playing together as a team. With only having a 2-year program it is hard to find a way to work together and figure out how each teammate plays. But I feel that after a few more games we will get into the swing of things and will have a successful year like last year,” said Davis.
Head Coach Theotis Key has canceled their upcoming games and a few practices for the next couple of days in order to give the players time to heal from their injuries.
Key tweeted on Twitter saying “… injuries are part of the game, we will get better.”
The team hopes to be well and healthy before their first conference game Saturday, Nov. 13. The game starts at 2 p.m. and will take place in Cleveland State Community College’s gym.
Students may view the game statistics and an updated roster on the Vol State Athletics website. Statistics are not shown for individual players.