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Darton State Basketball coach Lea Henry talks milestones

Lea Henry, Darton State Head Basketball Coach Lea Henry, Darton State Head Basketball Coach
Coach Henry w/ sophomores Jeslyn Mahone, B'Kyia Webb, and Shanea Armbrister Coach Henry w/ sophomores Jeslyn Mahone, B'Kyia Webb, and Shanea Armbrister
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Lea Henry earned her 400th career head coaching victory, over 25 years, on February 11th, after her Darton State Cavaliers beat Atlanta Metro State College.

Something Henry didn't even realize until it was mentioned to her.

"It was pretty neat because I just told one of our assistant coaches to grab the game ball, if we won," said Henry. "And then I wanted the players to be the first ones to know about it because this team this year has been a very special team."

Under Coach Henry, the Lady Cavs have been a force to be reckoned with.

In the past four seasons, Henry has only lost 25 games.

Brought the school their first Region 17 and District J titles in over a decade.

Won Coach of the Year in 2013.

And on Feb 18, proudly won her 100th game at Darton state.

"We've fallen in love with it," said Henry. "There's so much pride within our program. We've had the opportunity to have some great players. You know, obviously you don't win without good players."

Players like sophomores Jeslyn Mahone, Shanea Armbrister and B'Kiya Webb.

"Jeslyn Mahone has had a great three years for us," said Henry. "We red-shirted her last year. She's a real good leader for our team. Real athletic. Shanea is going to leave here as the all-time leading scorer for Darton State. And, B'Kiya has just had a tremendous season."

And now that the milestones have passed, Henry's only focus is getting her players ready for Region 17 playoffs.

"We've got to play with more of a sense of urgency, every second because, we've also won a lot of close games," said Henry. "Which means that, you know, these games could go either way."

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