2017-18 Team Photo
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Friday, November 17
vs. WALTERS STATE
5:30 pm EST
at Morristown, Tennesse
Saturday, November 18
vs. ROANE STATE
2 pm EST
at Harriman, Tennessee
2017-18 Season Outlook
There will be a lot of shared responsibilities for the 2017-18 Southwest women’s basketball team according to Head Coach Andrea Martre.
When we start the season, player’s roles will be challenged, said Martre.
For us to be a good team, we must commit to the defensive end of the court collectively. This year’s team is close and like each other which is special.
This season’s Lady Saluqi squad has several familiar faces including All-TCCAA guard Atitiana Vincent and forward Martajah Tyler, both returning starters on last year’s 15-14 team. Also returning are guard/forward Sydney Malone, forward Glenda Garner and redshirt freshman guard Taylor Christian. These returnees are joined by six sophomore transfers – Brenda Fields (Walters State), Breaunna Burks (Dyersburg State), Quinlan Hughes (Truett McConnell), Orlandra Humphries (Southeastern Illinois), Malera Staples (Louisburg) and Dominika Skrocka (Mineral Area), who brings international flavor to the team. Rounding out the roster are two incoming freshmen – Takya Bennett (Hamilton High School) and Timara Rogers (Blytheville, AR).
Our sophomores have been phenomenal, said Martre.
We place a lot of emphasis on our sophomores and their leadership abilities. They take care of all of the communication needs with the team and they are leaders on and off the floor. This class is extremely eager to contribute They want to make a difference and do it without a personal agenda.
The most important thing is we develop a culture for competition and we’ve learned said Martre.
that we have to compete every day in practice said
This team is getting better and better each day. It’s something we have to continue to build on and a mentality that takes time. We’re moving in the right direction and this team has the capability to improve on the past couple of seasons.
In addition to the 18-game TCCAA slate, the 2017-18 schedule is highlighted by several non-conference games. Saluqi fans will have several chances to see the team play at the Verties Sails Gymnasium as the team plays 17 home games including the first five games during the month of November.