While they did reach the 2020 Girls 2nd Region Tournament, the 2019-2020 season was not exactly the season the Christian County Lady Colonels had been looking for. First of all, the Lady Colonels lost starting center Trinity McGee to a knee injury during the course of the season. Secondly, Christian County struggled on the offensive end to find consistency, which was a big part of the reason why they finished the year at 12-18.
There were games where the defense did enough for the Lady Colonels to have a chance to win, but the offense just could not find enough points. In seven of Christian County’s losses, the Lady Colonels held an opponent to fewer than 60 points.
While Christian County did have 10 players see action in 22 games during the season, only one player saw action in all 30. That mix would make it hard for the Lady Colonels to develop a consistent flow on the court. However, going into the 2020-2021 season, it means there will be several players who have seen significant time on the court.
Trinity McGee was the only Lady Colonel to average in double figures. However, McGee only saw action in six games before being lost for the season. Eniya McGee finished the year as Christian County’s leading 2nd leading scorer with 9.4 points per game. Amari Brown, who gave some indication of just how good she could be next year, was third on the team at 7 points per game.
One of the big keys for 2020-2021 for the Lady Colonels will be improving their shooting. During the 2019-2020 season, Christian County hit only 35.7 percent from the field, and just 22.1-percent from behind the 3-point line. Free throws were also an issue for the Lady Colonels, as they shot just 48.9-percent.
The Lady Colonels lose four seniors from this year’s roster: Jaquavia Bailey (0.4 ppg), Lydashe Bell (3.4), Eniya McGee (9.4 ppg), and Lamontavia Forte (3.3 ppg). While the loss of four seniors is always tough, Christian County will return a solid core of experienced players when October rolls around.
That core will be led by the return of Trinity McGee, who, when she is healthy, can be a force down in the paint, and has improved her outside shooting. Amari Brown came on strong late in the season and should give the Lady Colonels a big offensive spark.
Junior to be Destinee Catlett-Watkins was the only Lady Colonel to see action in every game, and averaged 6.8 points. Mikayah Killebrew, who will also be a junior next season, averaged 6.2 points per contest, and was Christian County’s best shooter from behind the 3-point line. Reni Shemwell will provide the Lady Colonels with some additional strength down in the paint. Shemwell finished the year at 6.9 ppg and 5.5 rpg.
Sarah Harris, Leila Lee, and Treliyah Thomas will add some depth to the Lady Colonel rotation in 2020-2021.
Christian County will figure to contend with Hopkinsville for the 8th District title next season. The health of Trinity McGee, shooting, and consistency on both ends of the floor, will likely be what determines how much noise the Lady Colonels can make in the 2nd Region.