Women’s Basketball


Lady Buc Kadesha Gibbs Named NJCAA All-American

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CATAWBA VALLEY CC ATHLETICS – For the second straight year the Lady Bucs Women’s Basketball team has had an NJCAA First Team All-American. This year the 5’9” Sophomore Forward, Kadesha Gibbs, was named one of the top 10 players in NJCAA DII Women’s Basketball.

Kadesha Gibbs helped lead the Lady Bucs to a 21-7 record and a 3rd place region finish in the regular season. Gibbs who shot an NJCAA nation best 61.3 field goal percentage lead the Lady Bucs in 9 statistical categories including points (478), points per game (17.1), and Rebounds (170). Gibbs played in all 28 of the Lady Bucs game.

“Kadesha is an example of a true student-athlete,” said Head Coach, Tisha England. “Kadesha has a great work ethic and I have enjoyed coaching her the last two years at CVCC and the previous two at Newton-Conover HS. I know that no matter what college/university Kadesha chooses she will excel on the court and in the classroom.”

Women’s Basketball to Hold Tryouts

Head Coach Tisha England is excited to announce that the CVCC Lady Bucs will be holding try-outs on April 12, 2014 at the Tarlton Complex from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.

To tryout you must bring a current physical (within the last 12 months) and wear appropriate gear and tennis shoes. If you have any questions, please contact Coach England at tengland@cvcc.edu or (828) 327-7000 ext. 4014

England Award

Coach England Honored by NCHSAA

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association held a ceremony this weekend for their 100th year anniversary to honor the top 100 athletes. Catawba Valley Community College Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Tisha England was honored as one of the 100 top female athletes in the last 100 years.

Here is the quote from the NCHSAA program:

    Tisha England, Newton Conover HS: Outstanding basketball player at the high school and collegiate level before transitioning into a successful coaching career…currently serving as the head women’s basketball coach at Catawba Valley Community College after first serving the same institution as an assistant…during career at Newton-Conover England achieved All-American honors and was named Gatorade Player of the Year…her high school alma mater also retired her jersey number 32…excellent player at USC Aiken and was two time Peach Belt Conference Player of Year…inductee into the Newton-Conover and University of South Carolina Aiken Halls of Fame.

For more information on the NCHSAA 100th celebration go to: http://www.nchsaa.org/pages/915/100th-top-100/#.Uta0pdJDt8F


Lady Bucs Open the Season in Dominating Fashion

The #4 ranked Lady Bucs opened up their season with a dominating performance claiming an 86-48 win over the visiting Trojans JV squad from Mount Olive. The Bucs come out firing taking an impressive 41-18 lead at the half. The Bucs were lead by sophomore forward Kadeshia Gibbs who logged her first double-double on the season with 28 points and 13 rebounds. All-American returner Anika Jones posted 11 points and 5 assists. The Bucs were able to control the boards in the game posting a 44-29 rebounding advantage over the Trojans.

The Bucs are now 1-0 overall and will play their next game on Monday night, November 4 at Montreat College. The #4 Bucs will return home for a battle with Central Carolina Community College on Friday, November 15th at 6:00pm.

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Announce 2013/14 schedule

The CVCC Men’s and Women’s basketball team announce their 2013-2014 schedule. Men’s Basketball who won 21 games, the most in the last 10 years, will begin their season at home on Wednesday, November 6 at 7:00pm against Montreat College. The Women’s Basketball team who won the Carolinas-Virginia Conference with an undefeated regular season opens up their season at home on Sunday, November 3 at 3:00pm against Mount Olive JV.

Men’s Basketball Schedule Q&A with Head Coach Bryan Garmroth who returns for his 3rd season at CVCC and 23rd year in coaching.

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Q: How is your team preparing for the upcoming season after winning over 20 games last year in the regular season, for the first time in the last 10 years?
A: It’s a new team but the group that had come in is putting in some hard work. We are lifting, conditioning and doing a lot of fundamental and skill work. We have been going 4 days a week until October 1 to avoid burning the players out. We need them all in great shape, it is a long season.

Q: What are the big games on your schedule in the 2013/14 season?
A: We want to win all the games and approach each game as it is the most important on the schedule. However, Region X games are always the most important. We need to finish in the top half of the league to receive a bid to the Region X championships,

Q: What are some tough stretches of games in your season?
A: The week of November 23, 26 and Dec 4 are three straight road games against very good teams. We don’t know what to expect from Vance Granville this year, but Caldwell CC and Spartanburg Methodist are always very good. Then, on Jan 28, 31 and Feb 1 we have three more straight road games. Playing Lenoir (1/31/14) and Pitt (2/1/14) on back to back days will be a big challenge. The final set of 3 tough road games will be February 15, 16 and 22. We will be playing back to back games again and this will be against two new teams in Virginia who have just joined the conference. The next game will be against Louisburg at Louisburg who is always tough at home.

Q: What are you looking forward to this season?
A: Our team is very young this year, but right now they are very enthusiastic and working very hard. If we can continue to have these two traits I think we will see this team improve every day.

Women’s Basketball Schedule Q&A with Head Coach Tisha England who begins her head coaching career this season.

Click here for the Women’s 2013/14 Schedule:

Q: How is your team preparing for the upcoming season after going undefeated last year in the regular season?
A: The group of girls we have coming back as well as the new ones are working hard fundamentally as well as working on to develop their game mentally. After having a great season last year we know that everyone in the league is coming after us so our work ethic has been pushed up a notch every game to compete at a high level.

Q: What are the big games on your schedule in the 2013/14 season?
A: I think all of our games are big. We we take the floor for each game we take no one for granted. The schedule this year is very difficult and we see think this season is going to be very competitive.

Q: What are some tough stretches of games in your season?
A: There are some tough stretches in the whole season but having 6 straight road games to end the season will very difficult. We will have to work hard to stay focused and to prepare ourselves mentally for the Region tournament.

Q: What are you looking forward to in your first season as Head Coach?
A: I am looking forward to allowing God to continue directing our success.