Brooks and Shoultz getting the job done for the Lancers

WEST HARTFORD – The Bristol Eastern girls basketball team has a couple of young studs on its squad this season.
On lesser teams, the duo of sophomore Daijia Brooks and freshman Jamella would already be full fledged stars.
But for the Lancers, they are two indispensable role players who are getting better and better by the game.
Over her last two games against Bulkeley and Hall, Shoultz is averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds and is becoming such a valuable part of the Lancers’ transition game.
“Brooks didn’t play too much last year because she was injured,” said Eastern coach Tony Floyd. “She’s starting to come around, you’re starting to see where she’s getting her confidence back, getting into the rhythm of things, handling the ball, making good decisions and starting to know what we want in transition on offense.”
Then you throw in a fabulous freshman like Shoultz who can do a little of everything on the court.
Against Bulkeley, she netted an impressive 15 points while posting 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals in a victory at Hall on December 11.
“For a freshman, she’s going to give me some grey hair,” quirked Floyd with a smile. “But she does a lot more good things than she does bad things out there. She’s making freshmen mistakes but she’s making freshmen mistakes anyone would make. But she’s way ahead of her time as a freshman.”