Two seasons ago, the Cheatham County Central Lady Cubs basketball team won a state championship, but coach Jim Gibbs knows that won’t give you any wins coming into a new season.
The team two years ago and even last year’s team had an immense amount of experienced talent, but this new group was able to get some playing time last season, and they’re ready to show what they’ve got.
Harper Dee, Ansley Pfeffer, Katelyn Sisco and Lexus Cook have the most experience returning and will look to be a big part of Cheatham County’s success this season.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have a former coach of the year leading the squad. Gibbs, even though he won’t take credit for his teams’ success, was an integral part of the Lady Cubs accomplishments in the past few seasons that showcased the ability to not only coach in big moments, but also develop new players to be important pieces for his team. Gibbs will have to rely on the newly developed talent a little more this season than he has in years past.
Cheatham County Central relied heavily on Alli Douglas last season down low on defense and all over the court on offense, along with sharpshooter Carlie Hogan and the primary point guard Jesse Bumpus. Those girls have moved on, so finding some new leadership will be paramount, along with replacing their production.
Cheatham County Central will begin the season at home against a tough opponent in Creek Wood on Nov. 20.
2020-2021 Cheatham County Basketball Roster
2 Ellie Gupton
3 Ellie Pardue
4 Lexus Cook
10 Roxanne Alexander
21 Ansley Pfeffer
22 Torrin Pfeffer
23 Aubrey Johnson
24 Katelyn Sisco
30 Macie Harter
33 Gracie Ziegler
40 Harper Dee
42 Alyssa Kelly
2020-2021 Cheatham County Basketball Schedule
Nov. 20 Creek Wood Home 6 p.m.
Nov. 23 West Creek Away 6 p.m.
Nov. 24 FRA Away 6 p.m.
Dec. 1 Jo Byrns Away 6 p.m.
Dec. 3 Hillwood Home 6 p.m.
Dec. 8 White House Home 6 p.m.
Dec. 11 Sycamore Home 6 p.m.
Dec. 15 Westmoreland Away 6 p.m.
Dec. 22 Hillwood Away 6 p.m.
Dec. 28 Stewart County Away TBA
12/29 Houston County Away TBA
Jan. 5 Greenbrier Away 6 p.m.
Jan. 8 Harpeth Away 6 p.m.
Jan. 12 Stewart County Home 6 p.m.
Jan. 15 W.H. Heritage Home 6 p.m.
Jan. 19 White House Away 6 p.m.
Jan. 22 Sycamore Away 6 p.m.
Jan. 26 Westmoreland Home 6 p.m.
Jan. 28 West Creek Home 6 p.m.
Jan. 29 Greenbrier Home 6 p.m.
Feb. 2 Harpeth Home 6 p.m.
Feb. 4 East Robertson Away 6 p.m.
Feb. 8 Jo Byrns Home 6 p.m.
Feb. 9 Rossview Away 6 p.m.
Feb. 12 W.H. Heritage Away 6 p.m.
Feb. 17-23 District Tournament at W.H. Heritage
Feb. 26-March 4 Region Tournament at W.H. Heritage
March 6 Girls Sectional
March 8 Boys Sectional
March 10-13 Girls State Tournament
March 17-20 Boys State Tournament