Two sets of sisters compete for EPC during tournament
Tribune News Staff
This year, for the first time in EPC history, there are two sets of sisters playing on the senior girls basketball team. In the early 1990's, the Pleasants' twins, Ginny and Beth, played for former senior girls coach Greg Poole, but there has never has there been two sets of sisters at the same time. Until now.
The Rand sisters, Myrtle and Latonya, and the Holiman sisters, Lindsay and Marissa, recently competed with their team at the 3AAA-South Sr. Girls District Tournament in Manila. Their love for the game of basketball started in elementary school, where they each played Pee-Wee basketball for EPC. The Sr. High Lady Warriors, coached by Sharon Turney, consists of team captain Lindsay Holiman (senior); Khristy Kline, Racheal Barber, Latonya Rand (juniors); and Myrtle Rand, Autumn Smith, Tierissa Reams (sophomores.) For the district tournament, they were joined by freshmen Heather Benton, Holly Hinton, Marissa Holiman, Kim Moore, Jessica Ross, and Jessica Ruiz.
Latonya Rand (#21) is a guard for the Lady Warriors. She is a junior and besides basketball, she is involved in F.C.C.L.A. and the Math and Science Club. Her sister, Myrtle Rand (#32), is a post player. She is a sophomore and is involved in F.C.C.L.A. They are the daughters of Cheri Rand of Tyronza. Both are unsure at this point about their future plans but hope to continue playing basketball throughout high school.
Lindsay Holiman (#55), the only senior on the team, plays center. Throughout high school, she has been involved in F.C.C.L.A., Math and Science Club, Student Council Sr. Representative, Library Club, Class Officer, F.B.L.A, Band, F.C.A, Softball, Basketball, EPC Sr. High Who's Who Best Athlete, Who's Who Among American High School Students (twice), and Who's Who Among American High School Athletes, Gatorade Will to Win Athlete (twice). Lindsay is also involved in the Lepanto First Baptist Church Praise Band. She hopes to play basketball in college but is unsure at this time where. Marissa Holiman (#22) is a center-post player. She is a freshman and has been involved in F.B.L.A., F.C.A., F.C.C.L.A., Band, Honor Society, TIP Scholar, Basketball, Tennis, and EPC Jr. High Who's Who Wittiest. She is also a member of the Lepanto First Baptist Church Youth Group. They are the daughters of Mark and Kaye Holiman of Lepanto.