Anaysia Bagwell has shown leadership qualities for the Christian County Lady Colonel basketball team as a sophomore, which has her coach excited about the upcoming two seasons after this one.

The Lady Colonel guard leads the team in scoring (18 ppg.), 3-pointers made (30), assists (3.1), and steals (2.6), helping the squad to a four-game winning streak and a move above the .500 mark.

It’s been a solid start to the season for Bagwell, who passed the 1,000 career point mark in the season’s first week and is closing in on 1,300 career points. She should pass 2,000 points in her senior year at her current pace.

“I haven’t seen a sophomore control the game the way she does,” said her coach, Kiki Radford, who was a sterling sophomore guard for CCHS in her own right. “I’ve seen juniors and seniors be able to control the game, but I can’t think of anyone here that did it as a sophomore.”

It’s an interesting player/coach dynamic because Radford has lived the part of a point guard and has high expectations for her sophomore guard.

“We talk daily, and I tell her to keep working and never be satisfied with what she has accomplished already. I always tell her to stay humble. She has accomplished so much, but there is so much more she can continue to achieve,” Radford said.

Bagwell said adding volleyball to her athletic resume has helped her conditioning and communication. Volleyball requires more player-to-player communication which has bled over to basketball.

She was third on the volleyball team in kills (131) and third in solo blocks (6).

Like basketball this year, the Lady Colonels figure to be in the region mix for volleyball next season.

But first things first. The Lady Colonels are looking to get back to the region basketball championship game for the first time since 2018 and will expect Bagwell to provide the leadership to make that happen.


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