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Thursday, March 1, 2012

CHICKASHA – Assistant women’s basketball coach Leandra Johnson said the Drover women adjusted to and responded well to the bad luck and difficulties the team experienced this season.

“They overcame it very well. They responded like adults would,” Johnson said. “We came to practice every day and did what we were supposed to do, and we went and played.”

Now with the season over, Johnson is looking into the off season to help prepare the team for a strong 2012-13.

“We will start playing up and down March 26,” she said. “I will get an individual thing planned out for each of them and then we’ll get them back in the weight room.”

In addition to taking on her assistant role in 2011, Johnson also was named head coach of the new cross country team, which will begin in the fall. Helping build a program has been a whirlwind in conjunction with basketball season, but that’s how Johnson likes it.

“It’s been kind of crazy,” she said. “It’s been an adventure, and it’s been fun. It keeps me busy.”