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EAST-WEST ALL-STAR BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Williams’ Scott sees value in NC East-West basketball competition


By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Briahna Scott is embracing a step up in competition before she plays college basketball.
The Williams player will be in the North Carolina East-West All-Star Game next week.

“I think it’s a great opportunity to showcase my abilities and interact with some of the other girls who are some of the best in the state,” Scott said.

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Briahna Scott

She’s on the West team for the game at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Scott will be back in Greensboro in a different capacity later this summer as a student at Guilford College. Like for Williams, she’s expected to play as a forward for the Division III Quakers.

Scott said she boosted her stock last summer during travel tournaments and then was able to add to that with the Bulldogs during the past season.

Scott, who also played three seasons of volleyball for Williams as a hitter and setter, held team highs for the basketball team with 15.5 points and 8.8 rebounds per game as a senior. The Bulldogs had a 20-7 record.

“We had a great team and we had freshmen who were great additions to the team,” Scott said.

Among the season’s highlights for Scott were a pair of one-point victories against rival Western Alamance. Those included a double-overtime outcome at home.

Next week, two teams that faced Williams during the past season also will have players on the West squad. They are Tekeyah Bland of Northwood and Brecken Snotherly of Eastern Randolph.

Scott said she’s thankful that Williams coach Jason Cheek and the coaching staff got her name out there as a candidate for a spot in the East-West Game.

“Actually, playing in the game is going to be cool,” she said. “To be playing at the coliseum is going to be the biggest place I’ve played in.”

The North Carolina East-West Game for boys’ basketball follows the girls’ game Monday night.

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