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Lady Knights named All-State

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By Jesse Osbourne

Heading into their sophomore and junior seasons, the expectations are only getting higher for Makayla Epps, Kyvin Goodin-Rogers and Bre Elder.

All three were named All-State by one or both the Associated Press and The Courier-Journal's All-State teams.

Epps was named first team All-State by the AP and The Courier-Journal. Kyvin Goodin-Rogers was named first team All-State by The Courier-Journal and second team All-State by The Associated Press. Bre Elder was named third team All-State by The Courier-Journal.

Was getting named All-State a goal for these girls?

"I don't know how much they have even thought about it," Lady Knights Head Coach Trent Milby said. "I think they've got great talent. They're very good at what they do. They have improvements to make. That's the scary thing. They have a lot to improve on. They have to get more consistent. I think that comes with age. Right now they don't want to hurt people's feelings on the other team, they want to be liked."

Milby thinks Elder can find herself on the second or first team over the next two years with improvement.

"I think that she has to be more consistent to move up to that second team and potentially that first team before she graduates," Milby said. "She'll have to get in the gym and work at it. If she had her mind set every night she's capable of averaging 20 points a game."

While winning accolades is nice, Milby doesn't want it to change his players.

"I think they need to stay humble," he said. "Just because you're first team this year doesn't mean anything next year. I try to make sure and remind them that all the time. You're pretty good but you've still got to work."