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Marcel Webster

From Central Carolina C.C.

SANFORD — Nine athletes — all freshmen — comprise the 2021 edition of the Central Carolina Community College women’s basketball team.

“We are going to be a pretty good team this year. We have to continue to get better throughout the season,” said Marcel Webster, the new Lady Cougar head coach.

The Lady Cougar team is: Tesha Brewer (Forest Hills), Shykiera Brown (South Florence, SC), Elizabeth Eagle (East Rowan), Jaliyah Howard (Brunswick, GA), Zeriyah McKnight (Rocky Mount), Kayle Mejia (Lee County), Kaiyan Padilla (Northglenn, CO), Majesti Richardson (Holly Springs), and D’Naesha Saxon (South Aiken, SC).

CCCC is renewing women’s basketball for the first season since 2017-18.

“Our team strengths are that we have young ladies who know how to play the game the right way. We have a lot of shooters who can score,” said Webster. “I am excited by the enthusiasm of our players wanting to get better as individuals and embracing the team concept.”

Central Carolina will open the season at Denmark Tech Thursday evening, then play its home debut vs. Patrick Henry at 3 p.m. Jan. 31.

CCCC Women’s Basketball Schedule

Jan. 28 at Denmark Tech

Jan. 31 PATRICK HENRY — 3 p.m.

Feb. 5 at Appalachian Bible

Feb. 7 at Patrick Henry

Feb. 13 CALDWELL TECH — 1 p.m.

Feb. 15 CAROLINA CHRISTIAN — 5 p.m.

Feb. 18 at S.C. Faith A&M

Feb. 20 at Fayetteville Tech

Feb. 22 BRUNSWICK — 6 p.m.

Feb. 25 S.C. FAITH A&M — 6 p.m.

Mar. 2 at Carolina Christian

Mar. 6 DENMARK TECH — 12 p.m.

Mar. 9 SPARTANBURG METHODIST — 6 p.m.

Mar. 13 FAYETTEVILLE TECH — 2 p.m.

Mar. 16 at Spartanburg Methodist

Mar. 20 at Brunswick

CCCC Men’s Basketball Schedule

Jan. 22 at Guilford Tech

Jan. 24 at Patrick Henry

Jan. 27 LOUISBURG — 7 p.m.

Feb. 8 BRYANT & STRATTON — 6 p.m.

Feb. 10 LENOIR — 7 p.m.

Feb. 13 GUILFORD TECH — 5 p.m.

Feb. 15 at Fayetteville Tech

Feb. 18 at Louisburg

Feb. 27 at Catawba Valley

Mar. 3 PATRICK HENRY — 7 p.m.

Mar. 8 FAYETTEVILLE TECH — 7 p.m.

Mar. 10 CATAWBA VALLEY — 7 p.m.

Mar. 11 at Davidson-Davie

Mar. 17 SANDHILLS — 7 p.m.

Mar. 20 DAVIDSON-DAVIE — 3 p.m.

Mar. 24 at Lenoir

Mar. 28 at Bryant & Stratton

Mar. 31 at Sandhills