Boys: Davy Fisher 

Girls: Mel Thornbury 


Fresh off a state championship run, there is no doubt the Lady Lions have high expectations coming into the 2023-24 season. They have plenty of experience coming back, so the focus has been on finding ways to get better as they want to get back to the top of the mountain.  

“Coach Mel pushes us every day,” says senior Emily King. “We know what we want to achieve this season and it starts with us working on our game and becoming better teammates. If we take care of the little things we can reach our goals.” 

Coming off such a successful season, the coach knows they need to stay focused and work on adjusting to some of the key pieces they lost to graduation. 

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“We are going to get out, run, and get our shots up,” says Thornbury. “We have a fast group that likes to get up and down the court so you can expect us to do just that. We are working hard in the post, and we have some size to replace from last season, but we will have to do that as a team.”  

Davy Fisher is building his team to succeed on the court and in life. Coming off an 11-17 campaign, the Lions have aspirations of post-season play, but for Fisher, the most important thing he can teach his players is how they go about achieving their goals. 

“For me, it’s about these young men representing the Kingdom,” says Fisher. “I’m so proud of these players and the work they put in for our basketball team is something I’m excited to see this season. They are representing themselves and our school out there and that’s something I believe they will take into their adult lives. All things are possible through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 

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The Lions’ schedule provides them with a wide variety of competitions, taking on a lot of the area schools throughout the season while also competing in the local Christmas Tournament. While that kind of schedule will certainly be a grind, Fisher believes his players will be ready for the challenge. 

“We want to make a run at the playoffs, but that starts by trying to work on our craft individually and coming together as a team. I’m excited to see these kids compete and believe in what we can accomplish by putting in the work.” 

 Both Lions teams look like they will roar on the court this season. 

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