SULPHUR — Last season, the Dickson Lady Comets were one game away from the Class 3A area tournament.

SULPHUR — Last season, the Dickson Lady Comets were one game away from the Class 3A area tournament.

It’s something they and head coach Wesley Moore haven’t forgotten.

But, going into the 2018-19 campaign, the Lady Comets have reason to believe and plenty of offensive firepower to back it up.

“Right now we have some freshman and sophomores who are getting a lot of playing time,” Moore said. “The most important thing we have for us is that we have a great cast of seniors. All of those girls should be able to help lead us, and we should be able to get a lot of good minutes out of them.”

Among that cast of senior players this season is Keely King, Landri McClure, and Katie Maher.

Those players will look to be apart of a bigger picture this season, following the departure of seniors Baylie Baker, Danielle Dees and Clary Donica from last year.

Donica will no doubt be the biggest loss for the Lady Comets as she was the All-Ardmoreite Girls Basketball Defensive Player of the Year, along with being the Best of the Arbuckles Preps Female Athlete of the Year. She was also the only Lady Comets player to be named to the Lake Country Conference All-Conference squad. 

She finished last season averaging a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds, along with two assists, two steals and three blocks per game. Donica also shot 50 percent from the floor.

However, there are a pair of juniors who are returning this season which will add an important layer to the Lady Comets offense.

Sienna Young and Hailey Davis, who were both named as Honorable Mention selections on the LCC All-Conference Team, will both be back this year.

As a sophomore, Young averaged eight points per game along with six rebounds, four steals and two assists. She finished the year shooting 44 percent from the floor.

Meanwhile, Davis also turned in a solid sophomore season as she finished averaging seven points per game with three assists, two steals and two rebounds while posting a shooting percentage of 42 percent for the season.

“Our whole sophomore class is interchangeable in my opinion,” Moore said. “We’ve got girls like Lacie Winchester, Parker Garrett, Shae Rasmussen and Kayden Barton are really going to bring a lot to the table for us this season. All of them are about the same height and are all very guard oriented.” 

Last season the Lady Comets finished 11-15 which was an improvement from the previous season when they went 10-16. The last time the Lady Comets finished at .500 was in the 2015-16 year when they went 13-13.

Dickson lost in the district finals against Washington, but managed to fight its way to the Regional Consolation finals before falling against Marlow.