BELTON — Copperas Cove coach Tiffney Barnes-Graham knew her guard-heavy Lady Dawgs couldn’t match Belton’s size, but they could pressure the young Lady Tigers.

To say Temple was dominant against Bryan Rudder may be an understatement. The Wildcats forced 30 turnovers, had 12 players score and led by more than 30 points for much of the fourth quarter during a 74-39 win Monday in an early afternoon contest because of the Thanksgiving schedule.

At times demonstrating their potential, Temple and Belton labored through growing pains and tough stretches last season while guided by coaches in their first campaigns with the programs. Those experiences could cultivate upside for the local Class 6A squads this winter as each welcomes back…

RaShonta LeBlanc made it clear and kept it concise when explaining what she expects from her team. Entering her second season as head coach of the Temple Tem-Cats, LeBlanc doesn’t seek perfection, but she does want maximum effort out of her players in every practice and every game.