Sunday, November 6, 2016

Southern women waiting for a starter to step up at point guard

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- A week ago, Southern women’s basketball coach Sandy Pugh thought she had an answer at the point guard position.

Now, she’s not so sure.

Pugh has until the Jaguars’ season opener against Spring Hill on Friday to figure out a plan for which of the four possible options will start at point guard or she’s stuck playing the position by committee for the second straight year.

But she’s waiting for one of her players to have that “Aha moment” where they put it all together and becomes the player Southern needs her to be.

It’s a moment Pugh thought she saw several times this offseason, but inevitably, the bright light slowly dims back into the cluster.

“One day they’re playing and then the next day they’re back down here,” Pugh said gesturing a low level. “If they’re going to help us win and we’re going to be successful in the preseason and the SWAC season, then I have to have consistency. I have to have a consistent level of play from Cortnei (Purnell), Briana (Green) and that point guard position.


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