Sallisaw Lady Black Diamonds - 2020 Basketball Preview Feature - Presented by Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home
Coach: Curtis Curry
2019-20 Record: 17-11
First-year head coach Curtis Curry preaches strong man-to-man defense that leads to points off turnovers. Offensively he wants his Sallisaw squad to be able to score in the paint, drawing the attention of the defense inside to open up the outside shot. Mia Maxwell (6-0, Sr.) at center is “an excellent post player, works really hard” said coach Curry and possesses a nice shot. Last season, Maxwell averaged 10 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 blocks. Paired with Cristina Lauden (5-11, Jr.) the Black Diamonds have nice size in the post. Lauden has good speed and court awareness. Guard Brendly McDaniel (5-6, Sr.) is quick, athletic and average six points, five rebounds, and three assists as a junior. At small forward, Ellie Martin (5-8, So.) is a strong rebounder who will only continue to develop. Point guard Addison Sullivan (5-2, Jr.) is a good passer and will look to find her open teammates. Jessica Mattingly has a great attitude and is a hard worker who has drawn the attention of her new head coach. SOMETHING TO WATCH - Underclassman Morgan Huff is an excellent ball handler and a good shooter who will continue to develop into a key piece for the Black Diamonds into the future.
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