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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Edwards can turn around Northwood program

Watching Southwood embarrass Northwood 70-13 in the first round of the Doc Edwards Invitational on Wednesday at Bossier, it would be hard to hold out much hope for the Lady Falcons.

But if anyone can turn the program around, it's their young coach, Jennifer Edwards. Edwards was a former player at Northwood, and earned MVP honors on the Times All-City team in 1997. She was a fun player to watch, always hustling, diving for balls, not afraid to drive the lane against much bigger players. As a junior, Northwood lost only one game in the regular season.

If Edwards brings half as much passion to coaching, there's hope for the Lady Falcons. Maybe not this year. It will undoubtedly be a struggle. And not matter how good a coach you are, it takes talent to win. If she can find one player who plays like she played, there could be a bright future for the Northwood girls basketball program.


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