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Lexington Yellowjackets look to reload
BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY
After losing so many players to
the varsity team, Lexington head
coach Dwayne Tate says many of
his young guys have to step up and
play well. Tate says he didn't
expect to be a high seed and sitting
at #12 the Yellowjackets have a
steep hill to climb this year.
Last year the Yellowjackets won
their opening round game before
falling to Reynolds in a tough
matchup. Tate said they definitely
want to exceed where they finished
last year and if things work out well
they may be able to shock some
teams this year.
Lexington opened the season
with a loss to Wneatmore High out
of Trinity, N.C. They fell by nine
points but Tate was pleased with the
effort his team gave.
Big man Myles Crosby will be
patrolling the paint for the
Yellowjackets. He is a returning
player from last season and Tate
says he will look for him to protect
the basket and rebound at a high
rate. Tate says he is looking for
guard Ty'reik McNeair to step up
because of his toughness and anility
to shoot from the outside. Alex
Holt is expected to be used in the
paint as well, with his large frame.
Like so many other teams in the
tournament, Lexington is an uptem
po/fast break team. Tate says hope
fully if his team can get out and run
and not overthink things, it may
counteract the inexperience his
team is faced with.
With eight freshman and only
three upperclassmen on the roster
Tate says there will be an adjust
ment period for many of his players
but eventually they will be fine.
"If we work hard and we end up
above .500 it will be a good year
with these young guys," said Tate.
"Once these young guys get accus
tomed to playing on the high school
level they will be good to go."