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Lavaughn Henson will be the Lady Wildcats' lone returning senior. (photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald)
Lavaughn Henson will be the Lady Wildcats' lone returning senior. (photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald)
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The Buckhorn Lady Wildcats are preparing to hit the hardwood for the 2013-2014 season. The Lady Wildcats will put a young but experienced team on the floor.


The Lady Wildcats will have but one senior on this year’s squad (Lavaughn Henson). They will return three juniors (Kansas Rice, Hanna Gabbard and Autumn Neace) and three sophomores (Madison Couch, Natalie Gabbard and Michele Neace). They will also have a host of underclassmen (Kendra Cole, Kelli Estes, Lexi Eldridge, Cala Gross and Megan Pollard).


Coach Lincoln Spence said he feels the 54th district is by far the strongest in the region.


“I feel that Perry Central and Leslie County are at the top. I am confident that us and Hazard are capable of competing with these teams. It depends on how we improve throughout the season. It should be a fun tournament,” added Spence.


When asked about the upcoming season, Coach Spence said, “Our early goals are to improve defensively in terms of pressure, help-defense, and communications. Our long range goal is to be competitive come tournament time.”


Buckhorn’s leading returning rebounder and scorer is Kansas Rice with 14.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. Autumn Neace is the returning assist leader with 5.2 per game.


2013-14 Buckhorn Lady Wildcats schedule


Dec 2, 13 Wolfe County home 7:30 PM


Dec 5, 13 Leslie County home 7:30 PM


Dec 6, 13 Oneida Baptist Institute away 7:30 PM


Dec 7, 13 Owsley County away 7:30 PM


Dec 9, 13 Red Bird away 6:00 PM


Dec 10, 13 Lee County home 7:30 PM


Dec 13, 13 Jackson County home 7:30 PM


Dec 14, 13 Knott County Central away 1:30 PM


Dec 20, 13 Middlesboro at Leslie County 7:45 PM Hyden Citizens Bank Shootout


Dec 21, 13 TBA at Leslie County Hyden Citizens Bank Shootout


Dec 22, 13 TBA at Leslie County Hyden Citizens Bank Shootout


Dec 28, 13 TBA at Freeport, FL Hilton Sandestin Beach Blowout


Dec 29, 13 TBA at Freeport, FL Hilton Sandestin Beach Blowout


Dec 30, 13 TBA at Freeport, FL Hilton Sandestin Beach Blowout


Jan 3, 14 Cordia away 7:30 PM


Jan 4, 14 Jackson City away 8:00 PM


Jan 7, 14 Jackson County away 7:30 PM


Jan 9, 14 Riverside Christian home


Jan 10, 14 Breathitt County away 7:30 PM


Jan 25, 14 Breathitt County home 7:30 PM


Jan 31, 14 Wolfe County away 7:30 PM


Feb 1, 14 Oneida Baptist Institute home 7:30 PM


Feb 5, 14 Powell County away 7:30 PM


Feb 7, 14 Jackson City home 7:30 PM


Feb 8, 14 Red Bird home 4:00 PM


Feb 11, 14 Hazard away 7:30 PM


Feb 13, 14 Lee County away 7:30 PM


Feb 14, 14 Owsley County home 7:30 PM


Feb 17, 14 Estill County home 7:30 PM


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