Panthers go 6-0 at Auburn University basketball camp

Published 4:36 pm Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Though the Georgiana basketball season doesn’t begin in earnest until November, preparation begins now. The team made its way to an Auburn University-hosted team camp for the second straight year in search of bigger fish to fry.

The Panthers faced Houston Academy, West Morgan and T.R. Miller, in addition to three Georgia schools in Central-Carrolton, Wilkinson County and Northgate, and walked away with wins against each.

Georgiana head basketball coach Kirk Norris said that the variety and strength of opponents is a big selling point for the experience, but it’s far from the only one.

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“It gives us a chance to get away and bond with each other,” Norris said.

“Our players spent a lot of tiime together over the course of two days away from home, and they also got to see a lot of different competition and styles of play–and its always good to see how we match up.”

The Panthers also played a series of games agains Red Level, Flomaton, Goshen, Straughn, and Zion Chapel at home, and the team remains lossless on the summer.

Though Norris is more than satisfied with the Panthers’ progress, he insists that there is still work to be done.

“Our team has a chance to be special, although we have a lot to work on and improve,” Norris added.

“We played well at the camp, but we struggled in some games early in the summer.  A lot of that had to do with new players moving up and filling different roles.

“I saw a lot of improvement in our guys over the last five weeks–their teamwork, confidence and overall play increased throughout the sumer.”