Jags aim to get on winning track
Led by Que Drayton, a preseason top five Class AAA senior in the state and last season’s Region 8-AAA Player of the Year, Ridgeland-Hardeeville’s girls hope to make a run at a state crown. The team, which began the season 0-2 and ranked No. 3 in the state in the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association poll, hosts Colleton County on Friday.
The Jaguars were 21-6 last season and reached the SCHSL Class AAA Lower State final.
Coach Frederick Toomer thinks Drayton is definitely one of the best in the state.
“I think it is a well deserved honor,” he said. “Based on seeing and competing against other players (even from other classifications) she definitely measures up. In my opinion I haven’t seen a better guard.”
The team consists of Jamee Mack, Timothea Green, Shantiera Brown, Marlasyia Westbrook, Lenaisa Singletary, Zaria Wilson, Shaquira Singleton, Enija Ashburn, Dee’Asia Mikell, Shaniya Washington and Drayton.
Toomer said his projected starting lineup is Drayton, Green, Mack, Singletary and Westbrook but matchups against opponents will dictate the lineup.