Most good teams claim to have good chemistry, but down in Pelham the Lady Hornets seem to move on a string.
Pelham takes on Telfair Co. on Wednesday for the Single-A state championship.
Defense has been the theme this season, and chemistry is the gas that fuels their engine.
The Lady Hornets love playing together.
And boasting a (29-1) record, they also have plenty of talent.
Their defense has held opponents to under 40 points 23 times this season.
That consistency comes from the bond they've built over the season.
"It's real deep," said junior guard Mahogany Randall. "Most times we go out to eat, we go bowling we just do everything together just to make the chemistry stronger and the bonding stronger so when we get on the court it can transfer."
The bond also transfers to the offense. The Lady Hornets have four players averaging double-digit points.
It's a testament to unselfish play.
"This team right here is probably one of the closest teams I've coached and that's what makes us so good," said head coach Antonia Tookes. "We don't care who scores what points, and we just play together. Whoever's night it is, we just keep feeding that person."
Tip-off for the title game is 2 p.m. at Stegeman Coliseum.
The Lady Hornets (29-1) will face the Lady Trojans of Telfair Co. (27-2) in Athens.
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