Ridge View’s girls basketball team enters the stretch run of the Region 4-4A season with the goal of finishing in second place and earning a home game in the first round of the state playoffs.
As coach Terrence Gibson points out, the Blazers (12-5 overall, 4-3 in the region) have maintained a high level of success despite a having a long list of players that have been victimized by injury and/or illness.
For instance, Gibson points out, Akaycia Fulmore is just getting back from a two-week bout with the flu and is still slowed by a sprained ankle, Nicole Jones has been out two weeks with a sprained ankle, Victoria Marshall is still out with a hamstring pull, Eureka Jones has been fighting stomach spasms since November, Tiana Butler has been hampered by a quad contusion for three weeks, Nikia Squire has been out since suffering a small ankle fracture three weeks ago, Leading scorer Destiny White has been battling the flu was not a full strength on Tuesday vs. Spring Valley and Brittany Hollin has been playing with shin splints and back spasms.
” I love the make up of this team because even with the injuries and such.These are not excuses, because we don't believe in having any excuses. We go into each game expecting to win, and whatever comes our way we will give it our best shot,” said Gibson.
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The Blazers have one shot at securing second place – winning the final three games of the region campaign. The quest begins Friday at Lancaster, and concludes next week with a big home date on Tuesday vs. South Pointe and a rematch with neighboring Blythewood on Friday.