Lady Knights rebuilding

Published 8:50 am Monday, December 30, 2019

Buckingham County High School’s varsity girls basketball team is rebuilding in the 2019-20 season after producing an outstanding run during its last campaign.

The 2018-19 Lady Knights finished 18-5 and won the James River District regular season and tournament championships, but graduation claimed key standouts like guard Jayda Chambers, the district Player of the Year, and point guard Shamari Wingfield.

The 2019-20 Lady Knights are comprised of three seniors, four juniors, five sophomores and one freshman.

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The team has gone 3-3 in its first six games this season.

“We’ve gotten off to a slow start,” Buckingham Head Coach Kelly Chambers said. Alluding to the players gone from last season’s squad, she added, “We’re really working hard to fill those roles, and it’s definitely going to have to be a team effort, and we’re just trying to find what makes us jell.”

Yet to be determined are this team’s new leaders.

“We’re still searching for that …,” the coach said. “I don’t want to throw a name out there right now. I think that we really need to pull this thing together so that we can move forward into the season. I think that some girls have had some good games and showed a lot of energy; I’m just looking to see a lot more from our players.”

The Lady Knights visit Amelia County High School on Friday, Jan. 3, at 7 p.m.