22Henry Cowan girls basketball Seventy First

23Taylor Allen girls basketball Seventy First

Coach: Henry Cowan

Top returners: Caliyah Bumbrey, 5-2, Sr., G; Amira Coles, 5-9, Jr., F; Taylor Allen, 6-0, So., C; Gloria Smith, 5-6, Jr., G; Darianna McIntyre, 5-9, Jr., G/F.

Top newcomers: L’Mya Broadnax, 5-9, Sr., G; Dominique Vassar, 6-2, So., C; Nyielah Nick, 5-8, So., F; Faith Clark, 5-6, Jr., G; Memory Henry, 5-4, So., G.

Coach’s comment: “As a team, we plan to play together, smart and tough. As a coach, I will work my hardest to put the team in a winning position while teaching them about basketball and life. We have a lot of talent, but it means nothing if you don’t do something with it. The team consists of great student-athletes (who) are a joy to coach, and I can already visualize a successful season.’’


24David boys basketball Seventy First

25Dontravious Byrd boys basketball Seventy First















Coach: David Simmons

Top returners: Dontravious Byrd, 5-11, Sr., G; Darrius Bryant, 6-0, Sr., G; James Kamara, 6-5, Sr., C; Jaden Scriven, 6-4, Jr., F. 

Top newcomers: Brion McLaurin, 6-4, Jr., G; Jaylin Thompson, 5-9, Sr., G; Troy Mile, 6-2, Jr., F; Stephon Johnson, 6-5, Jr., F; Alejandro Ford, 6-2, Jr., G.

Coach’s comment: “We will be faster than the last couple of years. We have some experience in the backcourt. Our front line will be young. Hopefully by mid-January we will meet our expectations.’’


PHOTOS: (Top, L-R: Girls’ basketball coach Henry Cowan& Top returner Taylor Allen / Bottom, L-R: Boys’ basketball coach David Simmons & Top returner Dontravious Byrd)

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