Building winter's goals at summer camp

Saturday, June 16, 2007
Guard Ceny Phelps and the Golden Eaglettes kick off their second round of team camp play today at 2. (T-G Photo by Danny Parker)

Summer to most adolescents means time to work and play. For those high school athletes serious about winning basketball games in the winter, they know the summer months are a time for experience and improvement.

Roughly 40 schools send their girls basketball teams to Bedford County soil to compete in Shelbyville's second team camp on July 17-20. Six different gymnasiums are set to feel the bouncing of the ball this week as new Harris Middle School, old Harris Middle School, Thomas Intermediate School, Cascade High School, Community High School and the Recreation Center relinquish their hardwoods to the ladies.

Coach Lynn Burkey's Shelbyville Central squad entertains Beech today at 2 at new Harris Middle before taking on Lebanon later tonight at 7.

Two new coaches, Chad Spencer and Allison Layne, continue to earn the admiration of their girls as Cascade and Community, respectively, join in on the action.

The Lady Champions host St. Cecilia at 2 and former district foe Culleoka at 5.

Layne's Viqueens face a former district rival themselves when Moore County invades Unionville at 2 before Clay County jogs into the Community gym at 5.