Talent level high at girls’ basketball camp

By Michael Howlett

August 5, 2014

Following completion of the girls’ basketball camp, Carroll County High School Girls’ Head Coach Marc Motley said he feels good about the future of his program.

“We’ve been pretty solid for the past 15 years and after watching this group I feel good about the next five or six, and our varsity will be very young this season,” said Motley, who started out with 52 campers before two were sidelined with injuries.

“Our numbers are a little down, but the talent level is up,” he said. “These girls have been involved in competitive basketball for some time. You can see the competitiveness in them, they hate to lose.”

The camp was divided into two divisions – the junior varsity for rising fourth to sixth graders and the varsity for rising seventh graders and above.

Following the championship games in the two divisions, awards were presented. The two top honors, Campers of the Week, went to Kenda Robinson in the varsity division and Ingrid Cupp in the junior varsity division.

Robinson hit the winning shot in overtime to give Team Twerk, the fourth-seeded team, the varsity camp championship.

“That’s the third time that she has hit the winning or tying shot in camp play. She has the ability to finish,” said Motley.

The defensive players of the week were Madison Dalton for the varsity and Josie Quesenberry for the junior varsity, while the Cavaliers Awards went to Danielle Gallimore for the varsity and Melissa Irvin for the junior varsity.