GIRLS BASKETBALL

Seton's Bailey sisters form effective duo

2014-02-10T18:00:00Z 2014-02-10T23:19:20Z Seton's Bailey sisters form effective duoMatt Douthett Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
February 10, 2014 6:00 pm  • 

SOUTH HOLLAND | Ebony Bailey and sister Danielle Bailey aren't strangers to disappointment on Seton Academy's girls basketball team.

The past two seasons, the Sting have fallen short of the ultimate goal of a state championship. Seton has advanced as far as super-sectionals two straight seasons, but the Sting have fallen in that round both times.

For senior Ebony Bailey, this is the last time she will have a chance to lead her team to a state final. As this season's Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Player of the Year in the white division, the talented point guard is ready to make her mark when the postseason starts.

Simply put, she doesn't want to experience a gut-wrenching postseason loss again.

"It's very disappointing, because as a team we always work so hard," Ebony Bailey said. "We'd always go on winning streaks, and to come to super-sectionals and lose is very heartbreaking. We want it bad."

This season, the sisters are working well together on the court. Their styles of play are certainly much different, but they mesh well during games.

"Danielle is more of a pure point guard," Seton coach Kevin Green said. "She brings it up and controls the tempo. Ebony is more of the attacking point guard. It's a great combination to have."

Danielle is a sophomore who has looked to Ebony for guidance both on and off the basketball court. On the court, the two always know where each other are.

"She always tells me where to go," Danielle Bailey said. "Being vocal is what helped me, but she doesn't yell at me. She tells me what she used to do and how to do it better."

Assistant coach Everett Bailey -- who is also the father of both Ebony and Danielle -- said the camaraderie on the team is the best it has ever been on and off the court.

"Every weekend, they're together," he said. "The camaraderie on the team is much better. They're always looking out for one another. They're really in tune with each other, and it should help us get to where we want to get to."

Green is well aware of the talent the Sting has. It's just a matter of playing to the potential they're capable of.

"This team can actually challenge for state if we play to our potential," he said. "We have a good point guard, good big and good complementary role players. Everybody has had some experience at the super-sectional except the freshmen. This is the team that should get there."

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