Traditionally basketball has not been a summer sport.
That ideal is rapidly changing as more and more teams use the offseason as a testing ground before the upcoming regular season.
East Webster's Stan Hughey is a part of that movement as the coach has been keeping his team busy with competition all throughout the month of June.
â€śIf you look around the state, all the places that have good programs are generally playing a good bit in the summer,â€ť Hughey said. â€śIt keeps you in basketball shape. It keeps the game on your mind and shows you the things you need to work on. Now we can go in the gym and work on some of those things.â€ť
Hughey and the Lady Wolverines have not just been playing run of the mill teams during their offseason. This past week the team traveled to Mississippi State University where it took on a pair of teams from Alabama before playing Belmont who has historically been one of the strongest programs in Mississippi.
After returning from Starkville, East Webster did not rest. Instead the team packed up and headed to Columbus to take on the Lady Falcons as well as Noxubee County.
â€śIt is always good to play strong teams,â€ť Hughey said. â€śYou can see how to adjust and it always good to look at somebody else instead of going against your own teammates every day. Playing in the summer gives us an indication of what we can do and what we need to work on right now.â€ť
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