The MACC basketball teams start the season next week. The 20th-ranked women open Tuesday night with a home game against the Missouri Baptist JV. Coach Hana Haden starts her fourth season as the head coach. Haden says the Lady Hounds might be one of the more inexperienced teams in Region 16 this season.
Five players are back from last year’s 18-6 National Tournament team: Jamila “Zama” Nansikombi-Gunter, Keiori Lee, Angel Lee, and Kaitlyn Simms, and Bi’Anna Pettis. Haden says Pettis’s role will change some this season.
This season, the Lady Hounds will put more emphasis on the perimeter and less on post play.
Haden called the schedule “a doozy.”
We’ll have our preseason interview with Hana Haden on Magic City Sports Talk this Friday on KWIX. You can also find it on the Magic City Sports Talk page at centralmoinfo.com.