Strong Start for Lafayette Girls

Dream Come True: Chris Brown become Lafayette’s Head Coach

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The new coach of the Lafayette High School girls’
basketball squad is elated to be “back at home”. In early August,
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Chris Brown, former Lafayette and
Norfolk State star, became head coach at his alma mater.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Coach Brown, former assistant coach at Williamsburg
Christian Academy (WCA), inherits a team who were two points shy of reaching
the Group AA Division 3 State quarterfinals last season. Key returnees from
last season are Libby Bland,
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Megan Wiltshire,
normal'>Grace McComber, Kenya
Holiday and Addison Mooradian,
each are very good shooters.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Lady Rams’ top players this season are
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Keyana Brown (ODU signee) at 22.7ppg -
9.3rpg - 4.5 spg - 3.5apg - 1.5bpg and Tiara
Strong at 11.4ppg - 8.4rpg 2.5spg - 1.7spg - 1.1apg. Both are transfers and
key performers from a WCA team which lost the 2012-2013 VISAA Division 2 State
Finals to Norfolk Christian 36-31.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>When asked about the transition from WCA to Lafayette,
Coach Brown says “it’s been so smooth and a dream come true -- I am
truly humbled by the support from the administrators, alumni and renewed spirit
within the community about Lafayette Basketball. Attendance at our games
increased and it’s just a great feeling to be back at home.”

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>This squad started building chemistry last summer
through participation in position specific and individual workouts, a team camp
and a fall league. Coach Brown stated that this allowed the girls time to bond
and build confidence in each other. The Lady Rams have plans to make a deep run
into the 3A Division Playoffs with a solid supporting cast and a go-to player
in All-state performer, Keyana Brown.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Currently the Lady Rams (11-2 overall, 9-2 Bay Rivers)
are ranked #2 in VAPreps 3A Girls Basketball Rankings. The state championship
hopefuls lost twice this season to the VAPreps 4A #8 ranked Grafton.
style=>With eight regular season games
remaining, Lafayette is in good shape to garner one of the higher seeds in the
3A playoffs. Potential teams Lafayette could see on the road to the finals are
Spotswood, Broadway, Brookville, Hidden Valley, Liberty-Bedford and Loudoun

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Key regular season games remaining: @ Poquoson, Smithfield
(Feb 4), WCA (Feb 8)

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