The Monroe City Lady Panther 2018-19 basketball team have the incredible strength of one senior for the season. Jada Summers has been a driving force for the Lady Panthers since her debut on the varsity team her freshman year. Summers, is not only a success on the court, but also aims high in academics as well.
By Summers’ sophomore year she had scored an amazing 1,000 points and now this year was only 15 points from having a 2,000 point plus high school career, which she reached at the varsity game held on January 29, against South Shelby.
As she steps on the court she has been compared to Monroe City’s past Hall of Famers (well if they had one they would be). Players like Teresa (Jackson) Williams, Nicci (Hays) Fort, Dewella (Holliday) Shuck and Carly Spalding, all of whom had tremendous talent during their high school athletic careers as a Lady Panther. Summers explained basketball as being her love, she stated, “The court feels like home to me, it is a place that takes me out of reality and I don’t have to worry or think about anything else.” She shared she started basketball at the age of five, playing for the YMCA. In fifth grade Summers began playing on traveling teams. Monroe City’s Head Coach, Cody Leonard, commented on her talent stating, “Jada has been a huge part of the Monroe City Lady Panther program. Very few times do you get to………..
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