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Magoffin County girls turn focus to defense, fundamentals

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SALYERSVILLE - For Magoffin County, replacing leader Kennedi Stacy won't be easy. 

However, Magoffin County is working hard to prepare for the 2019-20 girls' high school basketball season.

Stacy was the go-to player for Magoffin County last season, averaging 21.6 points and 11.9 rebounds per game for the Lady Hornets. Now, following Stacy graduating and moving on from the high school level to Transylvania University, Magoffin County has turned its focus back to defense and fundamentals. 

Closing in on a scrimmage versus Shelby Valley on Saturday, Nov. 23, Magoffin County resumed preseason practice at the start of the week. The Lady Hornets continue to show improvement during preseason practices. 

"Our practices have been good, very intense," said Magoffin County Coach Justin Williams. "We have focused on two things in our practices: defense and fundamentals. We must be a very good defensive team and we must be fundamentally sound. If we are disciplined on defense and fundamentally sound on offense, we will give ourselves a chance to win."

Williams is making the most of time spent with his team.

"It’s been a joy, once again, to coach these players," confided Williams. "I look forward to practice each day because I know they will bring energy and great effort. That’s all I can ask of them."

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