Lawrence County head basketball coach Melinda Feltner is beginning her seventh season on the bench for the Lady Bulldogs.
Her team is coming off an impressive 22-11 record one year ago, and returns seasoned players, including the squad’s lone senior in Alexis Ratliff. She averaged 13.8 points per game and 6.4 rebounds.
Leading scorer and freshman standout Kensley Feltner are back. She scored 15.2 points per game and grabbed 5.7 rebounds. Sophomore Kyleah Ward, junior Ellie Webb, eighth grader Kaison Ward and freshman Brooke Neal.
Top newcomers include Abby Nelson and Tyra Hammond.
“The keys for us this season are to stay healthy,” Feltner said. “We can’t afford any injuries. We are quicker and more physical.”
Lawrence County opened its season on Dec. 2.
Lawrence County schedule
Dec. 2 Greenup County Away
Dec. 6-7 BJM/Keyplayer Shootout Away
Tolsia, W.Va., TBA at Tolsia High School
Dec. 10 Ashland Blazer Away
Dec. 13 Betsy Layne Home
Dec. 17 Johnson Central Home
Dec. 19 Shelby Valley Away
Dec. 20 Magoffin County Home
Dec. 26-28 Berea Holiday Classic Away
Anderson County, TBA, TBA at Berea
Jan. 4 Kentucky 2A Championship Tourney
vs. Belfry at site to be determined
Jan. 7 Prestonsburg Home
Jan. 13 East Carter Away
Jan. 14 Pike Central Away
Jan. 17 Floyd Central Away
Jan. 20 Tug Valley, W.Va. Home
Jan. 21 Magoffin County Away
Jan. 24 Prestonsburg Away
Jan. 27 Pikeville Home
Jan. 28 Paintsville Away
Jan. 31 Floyd Central Home
Feb. 3 Shelby Valley Home
Feb. 6 Tug Valley, W.Va. Away
Feb. 7 Betsy Layne Away
Feb. 11 Paintsville Home
Feb. 13 East Carter Home
Feb. 17 Johnson Central Away
Feb. 21 Martin County Home