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Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, July 23, 2015, Page B2, Image 10

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1 MBBMBI Paris Alstom, who played at South Carolina State served as am intimidating defensive presence for the Lady Ware ats this season. Warcats from pa?* B! strong sense of togetherness that we can build on. Since we had a lot of young players right out of college, it was a matter of bow quickly they would mature as a unit. As they get in mote practice time and game time playing with each other, it will only get better." Vonusha Woods, who has been with the Lady Warcats for three seasons, led the team in scoring (14.7 points! and rebounds (5.4). Cbevena Pickard averaged 14.1 points per game and proved herself as one of the league's most lethal long-distance shooters (70.8 peroral horn 5-pouu range). Woods and Pickard got ample offensive support from Alisha Mosely and Ciena York, who both averaged 9.9 points per game "We didn't play up to our capability this year." said Woods. "Sometimes we let our personal goals get in the way. There's no doubt thai the season should've turned out better than it did. So. for next season, drat gives everybody a lot of motivation to mm it ir i 1 Fka?hCni|7 (Ms Head coach Chris Geter and assistant coach Syncert Spivey get ready to break from the tram huddle during a time-out. up another levd" The blue chip league, now in its 10th season, provides an opportunity for former college players to continue playing after they've graduated While the players do not get a paycheck for playing, they do play in a league that attracts interest from scouts repre senting the WNBA and a number of women's pro leagues overseas. The WBCBL is widely viewed as the premier pro developmental league for women's basketball. A year ago. the league had 22 players - including Catrina Green of the Lady Warcats - to sign contracts with pro teams overseas (Europe, Mexico. Australia and the Middle East). Woods, who finished her college career at Winston-Salem State, is hoping to make a return trip overseas. She played in the women's league in Malta (southern Europe) three years ago "Thai's one of the reasons why we play in this league," she said. "It gives you that opportunity to play professionally if that's what you want to do. I'm hoping to get anoth er chance to play overseas ." ii? i ^ a?? i ? ?jc???Ma?aaa?^??? Homes Hosierr Recreation Center will host the 25th and final Hang the Set Celebrity Shootout on Thursday July, 23. Blevins fnmm fmf f/ We have realiv giwn over the years." Blev ms said. "Last year. the event had over 600 people to attend Considenrc this is the last one. I believe we will have over 600 this year ~ The list of local celebrities and college basketball stars has pwi as w<d] with names such as Wake Fores University >WTUi and NBA star Josh Howard, former L~NC Lack Tar Hod Camille Little and former WFU star CJ Hams. who are all 60111 Winston-Salem Last season. Hams really showed his shooting ability hanging the net multiple times is route to winning the col lege shootout "It's a great event to get kids out and have some fun." Harris said. "This is aO about the kids." B levins also uses die event to recognize area icons with a Living Legends Aw ard The award is given annu ally to those tr. the area who have made a major impact in the community Past winners include the late Clarence "Btghouse" Gaines and the late Mary Gather The best part of the event is that it's free to public and B levins makes sure that no child leaves the gym empty handed "Ctar sponsors have been great over the years." Blevins said. "I try to make sure every kid leaves the gym with something a T-shirt a poster or even a snack We make sure every child is taken care of" Blevins said although this will be the last year for the Hang The Net event, he will continue to work in the com munity and support the youth It's something I've been doing a long time. I started when I was 19. I know I'll be lost next year." laughed Blevins. "But n will give me time to focus on my basket hall league, and I know I will do something else for the youth before 1 retire ~ The Hang the Net Celebrity Shootout Hi11 begin at 2 pjm at Hones Hosiery Recreation Center. 501 Reynolds Blvd. Far more information on the e\ent. contact the cen ter at 336-727-2428. Pk?eH Seem* Fancy footwork Mfirn #/ Af Winston-Salem Tiny Vikings. Semiar Midget division work am their footwork daring a recent markamt at Mineral Springs Middle School The Vikings are the longest ramming fop Warner organization in Winston Salem, and the defending 2914 Mid-Sooth Division I Champions in the Senior Midget diri?

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