By SCOTT WILSON
Glasgow Daily Times
For the past four years, the Glasgow High School Lady Scotties have had the comfortable assurance that Haley Perkins and Shelby Ray were going to be back for another basketball season. Perkins and Ray provided Glasgow with stability, leadership and a relentless competitiveness that played a role in getting the Lady Scotties to last year’s state tournament.
But as head coach Justin Stinson prepares his team for the 2012-13 season, Perkins and Ray are gone and the Lady Scotties have to find a way to fill in the gaps.
“We used a lot of the summer to try and identify how we wanted to play. We will be forever grateful to Haley and Shelby, and they took our program to the next level by what they did. But we didn’t talk about how we were going to replace them, it was more like these are the pieces we have, how do we want to use those pieces,” Stinson said. “And honestly we’re trying to figure that out, and we might still be trying to figure that out in January. We like the pieces we have, but we will still be tweaking things.
The Lady Scotties will open this year’s campaign on Friday, when they travel to Greenwood High School. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
For more information, see Thursday's editiion of the Daily Times.