A change in intensity sparks the Belfry Lady Pirates for upcoming season

BELFRY, Ky. (WYMT) - Just shy of .500 is where the Belfry Lady Pirates finished up last season.

The Lady Pirates tallied a 15-16 overall record and went 9-12 in the 15th region.

Belfry's season ended in the first round of the 15th Region tournament.

This season, head coach Kevin Deskins and his team are bringing a new intensity to the court in order to try and achieve their goals.

"We are working really hard to get better and compete at the next level, not only do we want to win region and win district obviously but we also want to go and to compete in state," said senior forward Kylea Stanley.

"It's not all about winning at first, it's about getting better and just win at the end of the season and go as far as we possibly can," said senior guard Robbi-Ann Brewer.

"Definitely want to make it the best season that I've had, being a senior," said senior forward Lyndsey Miller. "It makes you put a lot more into it knowing that there is a possibility that I may never play again and I think that all of the girls want to do the best that they can for the seniors this year and make it one that we won't forget."

"They are very competitive. It's not been a drastic change but I've even seen it in practice, they understand that we have quite a few girls that can play and the level of competition kind of goes up and the room for error and the room for lack of effort has kind of diminished," said Belfry Girls' basketball head coach Kevin Deskins. "There is a legit sense of competition in practice even in the basic drills that we do and not just getting up and down the floor and it is really improving everybody overall."

The Lady Pirates start their season on November 27th when they host Prestonsburg.

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