Lady Tigers rebuilding for turnaround

The Grambling State University women’s basketball team is ready to hit the court this season with new faces and a new attitude.
The Lady Tigers will play 12 home games this season under new head coach Nadine Domond.
Domond, who is a former WNBA player for the Sacramento Monarchs, replaced former coach Patricia Cage-Bibbs.
After going 11-20 last season, the Lady Tigers are looking to improve and win the Southwestern Athletic Conference title.
“I feel we will have a better season and we are aiming to go deep in the SWAC this year,” said Bre’Nae Andrews a freshman guard from Detroit.
Grambling will start the tough road schedule off against the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., on Nov. 14.
“We will play hard every day,” said Domond. “And we will show people what Grambling is all about which is fast-pace and up-tempo basketball.”
There is only one returning player this upcoming season and that’s senior Jaylan Bodiford.
Domond will have a task on her hands rebuilding Grambling after losing their former top three players due to graduation Joanna Miller, Victoya Ricks and Jasmine Godbolt. The trio averaged 51.5 points per game last season.
“This season will be exciting because everyone will learn and grow together,” said Domond. “Our motto is one team, one goal and one mind.”
This season the Lady Tigers will have six incoming freshman and three junior college transfers.
“Nobody came in with a great name,” said Domond  “We will play hard defensively and have discipline offensively and have fun doing so.”
The loss of Miller does not faze Domond or assistant coaches Chauncey Harris and Brittanie Taylor-James at all.
“This is a new beginning and a new standard of excellence,” said Domond. “I’m excited about the coaching staff and the team and I’m looking forward to us working together for success.”
Domond wants Grambling fans to support the team this year by being the ‘sixth-man’ for the Lady Tigers.
“We want more crowd support and we need a sixth-man nation,” said Domomd.