senior, Sussex Central girls basketball
THE WEEK: Scored 22 points and pulled down 16 rebounds as Sussex Central took sole possession of first place in the Henlopen North with a 69-47 home victory over Caesar Rodney last Tuesday. The fifth-ranked Golden Knights are 9-2 overall, 6-0 in the conference.
THE MILESTONE: Pritchett entered the game only two points away from 1,000 for her career. She reached the milestone with a layup just 1:45 into the first quarter. “It wasn’t so much pressure. More like excitement,” Pritchett said. “I was trying to keep myself calm, composed, and play the game I’m used to playing.”
THE DRIVES: Pritchett, a 6-foot guard, did much of her damage by penetrating down the middle. “Once I attacked the basket, good things happened,” she said. “Either I had a drive to the lane, or I opened up one of the post players.”
THE COACH SAYS: “I love how she takes it to the basket,” Sussex Central coach Ron Dukes said. “She has so many different ways that she can maneuver her body when she gets into the lane, and she does an excellent job of drawing fouls.”
THE REBOUNDING: “I love to shoot the ball,” Pritchett said. “When the ball is going in the net, I love that. But I also like rebounding. Because when I rebound, I get second-chance opportunities. Either I get the putback, or I can pass it back out and someone else can get that second chance.”
THE CLASSROOM: Pritchett’s favorite subject is physics. “I like to challenge myself,” she said. “Physics definitely does that.”
THE FUTURE: Pritchett plans to continue playing basketball in college. She has received recruiting interest from Delaware State, Mount St. Mary’s and Millersville, but is waiting to hear from other colleges before making a decision.
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