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Athlete of the Week: SHS's Jenkins powers offense

Athlete of the Week: SHS's Jenkins powers offense

Athlete of the Week: SHS's Jenkins powers offense


    Last season, the Statesboro Lady Blue Devils announced their arrival with a run to the GHSA state quarterfinals.
    This year, junior forward Alisia Jenkins leads a returning group of Devils that are determined to keep up the success and then some.
    “We’re a hungry team,” said Jenkins. “We’re focused on all of our games, but we all know that we want to go all the way through state and I think that we have a good enough team to do it.”
    Jenkins is a big reason why SHS is indeed “good enough.  She leads the 14-3 Devils in both scoring and rebounding and has recorded back-to-back double-doubles in wins over Effingham County and Greenbrier.
    After a close call in last Friday’s game against Effingham, Jenkins made sure that another close game wouldn’t be in the cards.
    She led all scorers with 16 points and keyed a 14-0 run to begin the game as the Devils rolled to a 59-17 win Tuesday.
    Now, SHS focuses on the remainder of its region schedule. The Devils travel to Lakeside — which they beat in the first round of last year’s state playoffs — Saturday and can put more distance between themselves and the rest of their sub-region rivals.

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