The temperature rose inside the Liberty County Armed Services Family YMCA gym as the Augusta Blaze basketball team melted Hinesville’s C-Port Lady Hornets, 81-32, in a home game last week.
Recruiting players and establishing a flow for the first year team is still something coach
Ondre Frazier is working on as the squad approaches mid-season.
"As we approach the middle of the season I’m really trying to focus on defense," Frazier said. "There are a lot of really tough teams in this league. A couple of my key players were not here today. But the players I had today beat their best, my hat’s off to them because they have a lot of heart."
Tomorrow the Lady Hornets host the South Carolina All-Stars at 3:30 p.m.
Frazier said he’s seen this team before and has a strategy entering the game.
"My main focus is to seal in the middle," he said. "If we seal that lane drive I think we have a good chance."
The coach said his squad is still seeking players, especially forwards and point guards.
Prospective players must be at least 19 years old. Current players should check with their college or university to ensure they do not violate scholarships. However, anyone with previous basketball experience is encouraged to try out. For more information, call Frazier at 695-4851.