The Watson Chapel Lady Wildcats are currently undefeated in the conference and one of the reasons for the success has been the play of senior center Kamera Bozeman.
Bozeman and the Lady Wildcats are currently 8-6 and 2-0 in the 5A-South after a dominating performance against Hot Springs Lakeside on Tuesday.
Last Friday, Watson Chapel outscored Camden Fairview 38-18 in the second half and got 28 points from Bozeman in a 66-45 victory over Camden Fairview.
Watson Chapel sealed its victory with a 20-8 fourth quarter.
Head coach Leslie Henderson said Bozeman’s performance inside the paint is what stands out.
“She is just a strong performance inside,” Henderson said. “She has a great touch for a big girl.
“She has some good post moves. She is a good defender and a good leader for a team.”
Bozeman has been with the program since she was a seventh grader.
“She has gotten better as she has gotten older,” Henderson said. “And again this year, she has improved.”
Bozeman got some playing time in 2011 when Watson Chapel won the state championship.
“She is very strong and that is her biggest asset,” Henderson said.
One of the games that stood out to Henderson was last year against Greene County Tech when Bozeman scored 25 points despite the fact Tech was double and even triple-teaming her at times.
While some leaders are solely vocal and others lead primarily by example, Henderson said Bozeman is a little bit of both.
“Mainly, she is just consistent,” Henderson said. “Not that she isn’t a vocal leader, she is just every part of it.”
Because Henderson coaches both junior high and high school, she has the opportunity to watch as all of these girls – not just Bozeman – grow into mature and confident basketball players.
“It is an unique situation to see them develop like that,” Henderson said.
Watson Chapel will host De Queen tonight beginning at 5 p.m.***
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This article has been updated from its original version to correct a game time.