“The flip side of that is that the younger players have been and will continue to get more reps in practice and in games, so they will get some additional experience they need. We try to keep the glass half full by looking at those positives.”
Ferguson looks to senior Cody Chandler for leadership on the youth-laden squad, and has not been disappointed with the 5-11 guard’s contribution to the team. Chandler is one of the handful of players that has been relegated to the sideline for the time being, due to injury.
“Cody’s leadership and intensity makes a big difference,” Ferguson said. “He knows the game and makes everyone play that much harder. He is a catalyst for this team, leading by example with his hustle.
“He is also quite vocal, and even from the bench he helps the guys, but it’s not quite the same as when he is out there with them.”
Ferguson said that Chandler is still questionable for Tuesday’s district opener, but is hopeful the senior’s presence will be enjoyed by his teammates on the court.
Bowie, who has gone deep into the state playoffs the past couple of seasons, looks to be the bell cow for District 3-5A, but Ferguson and the Roos would love to get the Vols district season off to a rocky start. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m., after the Lady Roos’ game.
2012-13 District 3-5A Schedule
Tues, Dec. 18 Arlington Bowie 7:30 p.m.
Fri, Dec. 21 @ Arlington Martin 7:30 p.m.
Fri, Jan. 4 Arlington 7:30 p.m.
Tues, Jan. 8 Ft. Worth Paschal 7:30 p.m.
Fri, Jan. 11 @ North Crowley 7:30 p.m.
Tues, Jan. 15 Arlington Lamar 7:30 p.m.
Fri, Jan. 18 @Arl. Sam Houston 7:30 p.m.
Tues, Jan. 22 @ Arlington Bowie 7:30 p.m.
Fri, Jan. 25 Arlington Martin 7:30 p.m.
Tues, Jan. 29 @ Arlington 7:30 p.m.
Fri, Feb. 1 @ Ft. Worth Paschal 7:30 p.m.
Tues, Feb. 5 North Crowley 7:30 p.m.
Fri, Feb. 8 @ Arlington Lamar 7:30 p.m.
Tues, Feb. 12 *Arl. Sam Houston 7:30 p.m.
* — Senior Night