MINT HILL, NC – Independence Patriots upcoming Sophomore Girls Basketball standout Kaylee Carson took charge in the teams home opening 53-45 win over Olympic prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Shooting/Point Guard was outstanding scoring 24 points in the contest. She had 10 of her points in the 4th period down the stretch when Olympic came roaring back to within 2 points. However, she drew fouls to secure the victory on aggressive drives to the hoop shooting 6-7 from the free throw line. Carson just took command on the game, she pushed the ball up court working effectively with teammate Kamryn Kitchen. Combined they are going to be a new dynamic backcourt duo for the Patriots with good potential to play at the next level.
Carson plays a very aggressive style of offense and will drive hard to the basket with some solid power moves, she also can hit the 3-point shot. Carson is the kind of player who is athletic, is an excellent ball handler who will not hesitate to take her shots. She will dish the ball off to an open teammate, and works very well with Kitchen on defense giving the Patriots multiple steal opportunities. We recorded 4 steals in the basketball game on defense and she helped Kitchen tally 4 of her own.
Overall, she scored 10 points in the first half to lead the team, then added 14 more in the second half. Carson had 3 assists, 4 steals, and grabbed multiple rebounds in the contest. She also showed good floor vision, and certainly set the tempo and flow of the basketball game throughout.
The Mint Hill Times Sports Writers would like to congratulate Kaylee Carson for her nomination as being selected this week’s Player of the Week.