The Sarah Brown era at Richmond Hill High School is off to a pretty good start.
The Lady Wildcats improved to 2-1 on Tuesday with a 39-33 win over Liberty County in Hinesville. Seniors Dedra Scriven and Keeara Jackson led the way with 20 and 14 points, respectively.
The two are part of a veteran bunch that should help Brown, a former Lady Wildcat standout herself, get acclimated to life as a head coach. But she already sounds like a seasoned veteran.
“You cannot coach every team the same way, and (you) have to find out what works best for that team” Brown said, when asked about her coaching philosophy. “It is important that each team give 110 percent no matter what situation may occur.”
Brown noted she has an experienced group that in addition to Scriven and Jackson also includes returning guards Brandy Franklin, Kaila Green and Kristen McCauley and forwards Ciara Patrick and Hannah Riley. Also expected to contribute at the varsity level are guards Kaila Green, Khyli McCauley and Courtney Schwartz and forward Hannah Elkins.
“We have a veteran team this year,” Brown said. “The experience is there for most of the girls. We could compete for a region title if we stick to the fundamentals and stay healthy this year.”
The Lady Wildcats get a rematch with Liberty at 6 p.m. Tuesday at RHHS.