Lady Aggies Basketball is shutting up the naysayers


Photo by Pedro Dudley Jr.

Ka'Juan Durer, theSCORE Reporter

The Lady Aggies have been nothing far from great within the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) since their official entry back on July 1, 2022.

Standing with an overall 14-6 record and a 8-1 record within the conference, the Aggies are showing their commitment, work, grind and attitude to being the best team in the conference.

The Aggies won their 10th Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) regular-season championship and their fifth MEAC tournament during their final season in the league back in the 2020-2021 season. However, due to the malicious era of COVID-19, they were forced to postpone a significant amount of games and play multiple games in a short time.

The bounce back has been heavy hitting to the opponents. Center Jazmin Harris, guard Maleia Bracone and guard Jordyn Dorsey lead the team in scoring — yet aren’t shy on the defensive end either.

Being halfway through the season a few of the players have had some chances to reflect on their growth as a team and what keeps them together despite being in a news conference.

“What keeps our team together is our persistence,” said D’Mya Tucker, a junior guard for the Lady Aggies. “We have a great group of people who have the greatest desire to win. We all take the extra mile for our team’s success, so we try to buy into what our coaches tell us, it allows us to chip at our opponents regardless of what the scoreboard says.”

In being surrounded by like-minded individuals, teammates and coaches it seems the Aggies have a common goal in sight: a CAA championship.

“Our game plan for the rest of the season is what it’s been since we arrived over the summer, get better day by day and win the CAA championship together,” Maleia Bracone said.

Jazmin Harris has shown up heavy for the Aggies in her final year. Named CAA player of the week where she scored a combined 36 points and 22 rebounds in her bout against Elon University and College of Charleston.

The Aggies have had no worries about the performance of their team. Their commitment to staying level-headed throughout this season speaks for itself and the words of the critics around them are the least of their worries.

“As for the critics, I’m pretty sure they are surprised at how well we are doing. All I can say is that the doubt from the beginning will continue to fuel us for the rest of the season, so thank you,” Tucker said. “Thank you for doubting the HBCU! We were 9th best in their mind, but we were always #1 in ours.”

Confidence is what is keeping this team together. The Aggies are a team of energy, tight collaboration, and execution and any team or critic that is thinking otherwise are in for a wake-up call.

Being a topic of discussion is motivating the Lady Aggies to prove the nay-sayers wrong yet again.

The Aggies host the College of Charleston Sunday at 2 p.m. inside the Corbett Sports Center and will be broadcasted live on FloSports.