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Lady Bulldogs have work to do
December 4, 2013North Dallas High School Booster Club
North Dallas girls coach Trovocie Jackson says his girls have quite a bit of work to do. The Lady Bulldogs are 0-7 on the young season.
"I'm positive we will get to where we need to be by the time district comes around," Jackson said. "But to answer your questions, my expectations are like every coaches this time of the year, I'm expecting to compete and win as many of these preseason games as possible and gain some positive momentum heading into district play.
"Our team goal this year was to make the playoffs. I'm fully aware of the challenges, but I do believe we have as good a shot as anyone in 11-4A."
Jackson, in his first year at ND, said his greatest challenge is to change "the minds and mentalities" of his team.
"With the young ladies, there has been an accepted and fostered culture of not wanting to fight back and shutting down when things get tough," he said. "So their defense mechanism is to either quit or make many excuses to why they shouldn't put in the work."
The Lady Bulldogs' top players are senior Shatara Jackson and junior Reamisha Brownlee.
"Many other young ladies will also be a huge part of our success, but those two are clearly the two we will rely on most," Jackson said.
"I'm here to fight and I do believe that I will be able to get the girls to want to fight with me to make some significant change with this program.
"Our motto is 'I am a better basketball player today than I was yesterday, but not as good as I will be tomorrow."