The Bevill State Lady Bears are heading into the second half of conference play with hopes of turning their fortunes around and earning one of the top six spots to advance to the ACCC Tournament in November.
Currently the Bears, at 10-11 on the year, have struggled through conference play in the first half of the year, winning only three of their 10 conference matches. The Lady Bears won their last home match, however, against Southern Union 30-12, 30-25, 30-22, which the team hopes to use as a spark toward igniting the season.
Key players for the Lady Bears this season have been Tara Johnson, Jordan Ferguson, Samantha Sosebee, and Megan Grannon. Johnson is leading the Bears with 114 kills, 13 of those coming against Judson College in the Faulkner University Tournament. Ferguson is showing up strong as well, having a career-high 10 kills in the match against Southern Union last week. Sosebee is leading in assists with 313, while Grannon currently has 95 digs for the season.
"We are a very young and inexperienced team," said Lady Bears coach Sandra Holliman. "There is great potential. These ladies are just having a difficult time adjusting to college level play, but I feel they will come together as we get more playing time and experience."
The next home match for the Lady Bears is Thursday, Oct. 4, against Wallace State Community College-Selma. Match time is 6 p.m.