PERKINSTON — The holiday break can often pose problems for MACJC basketball coaches, but Mississippi Gulf Coast women's basketball coach Hope Adams was happy for the time off.
"I have a really good feeling about this team," she said. "We were trying to get to the break so people could get off their legs and be able to recover. We've got Kayla (Simmons) back into the starting lineup, so that will give us more numbers on the board and more efficient on offense."
The Bulldogs will put their unbeaten record on the line Thursday when Copiah-Lincoln visits the Weathers-Wentzell Center. Tipoff is at 5:30 p.m., and the game will be streamed at https://livestream.com/MGCCCBulldogs/events/8951028.
Gulf Coast beat East Central to open MACJC South play before the break and improve to 9-0. Co-Lin comes to Perk with a 7-3 mark, with all three losses coming to tough out-of-state competition.
"They're a great ballclub year in and year out," Adams said. "They have a system and they recruit players that will play in that system. It will be a hard game, and a close game, but I trust my team in close games now."
The Bulldogs have been in the gym for several days now, making sure they're ready to resume the great run they were on in December. Adams is trying to get bodies and minds back in shape for Thursday.
She's focusing on consistency and not straying from the formula that got them to this point.
"We came back out of shape and rusty, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it was," she said. "Right now, we're just trying to work out those kinks, get their bodies back going."
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