Player Of The Week Kaylee Carson

Kaylee Carson scoring a basket for Independence. (Photo by Ron Morris)
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MINT HILL, NC – Kaylee Carson for the second consecutive week stands out as the ‘Player of the Week’ based on her overall performance. In the big blowout game against West Mecklenburg she led the team in scoring with 19 points in just 14 minutes of playing time. The talented sophomore followed up on Friday night with another team-leading performance scoring 27 points against West Charlotte in the Patriots 74-41 victory.

Carson has excellent ball-handling skills, is athletic, has good court vision, and will not hesitate to take her shots. She can score from anywhere on the basketball court, but is most effective when driving to the basket, her speed and ball control to the hoop is outstanding. She can also hurt opponents from the 3-point range with good accuracy.

We cannot mention Carson without acknowledging another standout backcourt teammate freshman Kamryn Kitchen. They complement each others style of play and make up a new dynamic duo for the Lady Patriots during the remainder of this season and expectedly over the next two years. Kitchen added 20 points on Friday night, and had 11 assists for her first double-double with several going to Carson who was driving the paint or dropping a jump shot from the 2 or 3-point range. Combined the duo accounted for 47 points, and on defense they added 6 steals in the contest. Meanwhile, Kitchen contributed 10 points, and 4 steals in 12 minutes in the West Mecklenburg blowout.

Carson this season is averaging 23.3 points per game and has filled in nicely for the Lady Patriots all-time scoring leader Braylyn Milton who is now playing her collegiate basketball at the University of Cincinnati.

The sports writers at the Mint Hill Times want to congratulate Kaylee Carson for being selected this week’s ‘Player of the Week.’

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