1975-76 LADY KAT BASKETBALL OUTLOOK
According to many observers, the 1975-76 Lady Kat Basketball Team is probably the fastest and quickest in the 70-year history of women's basketball at the University of Kentucky. Coach Sue Feamster and her assistant Don Adkins can also look to a strong bench fortified with some outstanding newcomers.
With only one senior, six returning starters, and eight freshmen the 15 Lady Kats are expected to provide stiff competition in the Kentucky Women's Intercollegiate Conference. The freshmen bring along some outstanding credentials.
Kentucky West All Stars Karen Lewis, from Louisville Iroquois, and Noreen White, from Georgetown, join East All Star Debbie Mack of Lexington Lafayette.
Janet Timperman, a graduate of Louisville Assumption and last year's pre-season coaches selection as the number one female basketball player in Kentucky, also joins the Lady Kat squad.
Terry Galloway, a junior standout and a transfer from Memphis State, joins younger sister Kathy, a freshman all stater from Dyer, Tennessee. Six foot three and a half Melinda Warren, Brenda Wheeler, Terry Boyd, and Lisa Kidd are being relied on to bring additional bench strength. Sally Bussell, the lone senior, is emerging as the leader of the young team and coaches are counting on her "traditional hustle" to spark the team.
Junior Ceal Berry, last year's leading scorer, and sophomore Pam Browning, leading rebounder last year, are performing exception-
ally well in practice with as good or better form than in previous years. Kassie Kessinger, a consistent shot maker and a "motivator" adds even further depth to the Lady Kats.
Although seemingly bothered by pre-season injury, trainer Mimi Porter has indicated that all team members will be in top shape in time for the opening game against fifth ranked Tennessee Tech in Cookeville on December 6th. Both March and Lewis are recovering from severe ankle sprains and Kessinger, after a summer of therapy, is fully recovered from knee surgery.
Last year's season record of 19 wins and 7 losses saw Kentucky tackle three of the nation's top ten teams and one international team. The 75-76 schedule is no exception with similar opponents including Ohio State, Tennessee Tech, and Belmont College (a perennial AAU national contender). The Kats will participate in three tournaments prior to the KWIC Championship. The first is to be in Columbus, Mississippi with Delta State, AIAW Champions in 1974-75; Mississippi State College for Women, the second place team in AIAW Competition; Memphis State; and Mississippi University.
All Lady Kat games are being played in Memorial Coliseum with the first home game being played on December 10th as a prelim to the UK vs. Miami Men's contest. Of particular interest to Kentucky fans will be the game played prior to the UK vs. Indiana match on December 15th. The game will feature the Lady Kats against the University of Louisville.
GAME-BY-GAME WILDCAT SCORING
M " ~ A 1 ~ < ^
~ a s < x x