Featured Player of the Week

Lady Patriots Trinity Thompson. (Ron Morris)
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Independence Patriots, Trinity Thompson 

The Lady Patriots are having the best season in a decade and are expected to qualify for the state playoffs for the first time during their ten year drought under Coach Lauren Galvani. The senior transfer Trinity Thompson has played a significant role in the Patriots turnaround and success.

Independence girls basketball has jumped to the next level. The team currently has achieved an overall 16-4 record while earning a solid 8-2 record in the highly competitive Southwestern 4A Conference with perennial powerhouses from Butler and Myers Park High Schools.

Thompson who is 5’6″ standing tall has a huge heart and plays every minute of the game giving maximum effort at all times. In 20 games played, she is averaging 15.2 points per game, 3.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 4.6 steals. She has accumulated 304 points, has a  43% AFG%, shooting 67% from the free-throw line, 64 rebounds, 73 assists and has 92 steals this season.

This past week she scored 18 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, 6 assists against the Pirates from Porter Ridge. While on Wednesday night, Thompson contributed 15 points, 4 assists along with 9 steals in the win over the Eagles from East Mecklenburg.

Thompson has become the perfect compliment to Braylyn Milton who is the teams leading scorer averaging 19.2 points per game. They have become a solid one-two punch that will give opponents fits when they play the Patriots.

The Mint Hill Times Sports Editor and writers want to congratulate Trinity Thompson for her recognition as being selected this week’s “Featured Player of the Week.”

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