DACE Lady Bulldogs – Continuing at Tradition

When you think of girls high school basketball at Floyd Central names like Katie Jo Moore, Brooke Stumbo , Kennedi Harvel, Grace Martin and Riley Jo Compton quickly come to your mind. All of these young ladies share one thing in common, they progressed through the Floyd Central feeder school directly to high school.  In today’s world of transfers for teams to consistently win with home grown talent is becoming very uncommon.  The secret to the success of the Lady Jags is the high school assistants coaching the feeder schools.

Pictured are Head Coach John Meade Assistant Coaches: Allen Harvell, Devon Akers and Brady Ousley

Under the direction of Head Coach John Meade, DACE has hired a coaching staff that is willing to invest the time into these young ladies to develop the next set of super stars for Floyd Central.  An example is long time Floyd Central assistant Allen Harvel who has been on the bench at DACE for a number of years.  With the addition over the summer of Devon Akers, former Betsy Layne High School coach and former South Floyd standout Brady Ousley the staff only gets better.


The Lady Bulldogs are off to a fast start to the 2021 season. Both the 6th grade and 7th grade teams are undefeated this season and the 8th grade team have won their last three contests.  The 8th grade demonstrates veteran leadership and a well balanced scoring attack.  Below are the major contributors to this squad:

8th Grader  – Chloe Crace            8 Points Per Game       4 Steals per game

8th Grader  – Delilah Rodriguez  5 Points Per Game      4 Steals per game

7th Grader – Annalecia Bentley   6 Points Per Game       4 Steals per Game

7th Grader – Amari Anderson      6 Points Per Game       10 Rebounds Per Game

7th Grader – Reagan Lafferty       4 Points Per Game         8 Rebounds Per Game

Rising Star  – 6th Grader Mahayla Garcia  is quickly becoming a defensive nightmare averaging 6 steal per game.

DACE will be back in action Thursday night as they take on the Millard Mustangs.

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