Southmoore Sabercats Basketball – presented by Eskridge Honda



Tim Stogsdill

16-17 RECORD: 6-17 

After finishing just 6-17 last year the Southmoore boys basketball team is looking to get back to winning ways this season but that won’t be easy playing in one of the toughest conferences in the state and playing in a loaded Class 6A division.

“We are hoping to turn the corner this season and turn some heads too. We will be tested early and will find out what we are made of with two tough road games to start the season. We play two top five teams in Class 6A when we travel to Westmoore and then travel to Santa Fe,” Southmoore head coach Tim Stogsdill said.

On the perimeter look for Shamar Hill (6-0, Sr.) to be the go-to weapon in the backcourt. Meanwhile on the block Cooper Stogsdill (6-5, Sr.) will be a major weapon in the frontcourt. Last season Hill averaged 7.0 points per game while Stogsdill averaged 3.0.

Joining Hill at the other guard spots will be Delano Payne (5-10, Sr.) and RaeQuan Wicks (6-1, Sr.). Payne averaged 2.0 points per game last year and Wicks added in an average of 5.0 points per contest.

Finally, at forward expect Jordan Lucas (6-4, Sr.) to fill out the starting lineup after he posted an average of 4.0 points per game as a junior.

Off the bench, Southmoore will rely upon the services of Estell Laster (6-0, Jr.) at guard to be a spark plug when he gets into the game. Last season Laster averaged 3.0 points per game.

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Shawn Clark

16-17 RECORD: 3-20

The Southmoore girls basketball team will be under new leadership this season as Shawn Clark takes over as head coach. Clark will also have nearly a blank slate to work with this year as only one starter returns to the team from last year.

That starter will be post player Erin Bean (6-2, Jr.) who averaged 11.6 points and 8.1 rebounds last season as a sophomore. Bean is also not a player you can impose the hack-a-Shaq strategy on as one of her greatest strengths is the ability to knock down shots from the charity stripe as evidenced by her 71 percent clip from last year.

Getting time at both post and guard this year will be Torie Simon (6-1, So.) and Jada Atkinson (5-10, Fr.). When Simon and Atkinson aren’t on the perimeter look for those spots to be filled by the trio of Katelyn Martin (5-5, Sr.), Jordan Pennon (5-10, So.) and Katelyn Jones (5-9, Jr.).

Guard Destinee Neloms (5-10, Sr.) will also be a player counted on to give good leadership and an experienced hand when called upon. Fellow backcourt players Presley Rumsey (5-9, Jr.), Yvonne Landeros (5-7, Jr.), Rebecca Vargas (5-8, Jr.) and Nikale Maciel (5-9, Sr.) could all challenge for minutes this year as well. Post player Morgan Ashton (6-2, So.) is a young but talented big who could add some serious length and potential off the bench in the frontcourt.


The statewide basketball issue is chalk full of class breakdowns, All-VYPE preseason honors and the ever-important VYPE Top 100. This year’s edition of the Basketball Preview will have team capsules and breakdowns as well. They are now available online for advance-copy purchase by clicking the cover above. They will also be available in selected retailers around the state.

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