Darton State basketball is finally ready to tip off the 2013-2014 season.
After a successful season last year, the Cavaliers will host the Darton Classic this weekend. They'll play Southern Union and West Georgia Tech.
Head coach Lea Henry has been working on installing the offense and shoring up the defense during preseason practices. They're also working in three new starters in Cedricka Sweeting, Shanea Armbrister, and DaQuenna Moore.
Henry's team opens the season high in the preseason polls, at number ten.
"We appreciate the recognition and we've worked hard for it," Henry said. "But it also means now that there are a lot of expectations that we have to live up to, but that's where you want to be."