Featured Player of the Week

Braylyn Milton in action. (Mint Hill Times)
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Independence Patriots, Braylyn Milton 

The Lady Patriots standout has accumulated some impressive statistics to date in the first nine games played this season. Milton’s performance along with senior Trinity Thompson who is averaging 13.6 points per game, has led the Patriots offense through the holiday break.

Milton in her past two games has really stepped up her game scoring 37 points against Concord and 33 points facing conference rival Porter Ridge recently. In the Concord game, she had a double-double adding 10 rebounds while shooting 52% from the floor. Against the Lady Pirates she contributed 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 6 steals along with 3 blocked shots in the contest.

The junior is averaging 19.8 points per game, has 4.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 3.8 steals, and 0.6 blocks per game with a total of 5 for the season to date. As a third-year player, this season having the support of another double-digit scorer in Thompson has helped open up more scoring opportunities for Milton. Independence opponents can no longer fully concentrate on stopping Milton when playing the Lady Patriots who are off to their best start in over a decade at 8-1.

Milton is going to take her shots, she is a good ball-handler, plays solid defense, grabs rebounds, dishes the ball off to teammates and will make steals in the backcourt. She also will always play aggressively up and down the floor for the Patriots. She is still working on improving and fine tuning her skills, however, the talent is apparent and Coach Lauren Lewis is molding her into a player who can become successful and compete at the next level.

The Mint Hill Times Sports Editor and Sports Writers want to congratulate Braylyn Milton for being selected as our “Featured Player of the Week.”


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