Twisters participate in Oak Ridge camp, deliver solid results

from staff reports
The Elizabethton Twisters' rising eighth-grade girls basketball team participated in the Oak Ridge team camp July 9-11.
Playing a schedule that included a number of the state's finest girls' programs, the Twisters compiled a very respectable 6-3 record.
All 10 of the Twisters' players will attend T.A. Dugger this fall.
Janey Robinson (72 points, 34 rebounds, 14 steals) led the Twisters' offense with a variety of slashing moves to the basket from her forward position.
Wing Hannah Fritz (48 points, 31 rebounds, 12 steals) was a constant inside/outside threat to score, while center Leah Henson (34 points, 49 rebounds, 23 steals) controlled the boards and spearheaded the defense with 23 steals and four blocked shots.
Point guard Kyla Jones (30 points, 23 rebounds, 23 steals, 15 assists) ran the team smoothly and harassed opposing guards with her tenacious defense.
As for wing Kelli Culler (27 points, 15 rebounds, 13 steals), she opened up zones with her three-point shooting and provided capable relief for Jones at the point.
Wing Jasmine Treadway (22 points, 13 rebounds, 13 steals) contributed by spearheading the Twisters' full-court press.
The Twister bench also played a key role in the team securing several big wins.
Mara LaPorte (14 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists) played several positions and key clutch shots, post player Ashlyn Hunt (12 points, 15 rebounds, 7 steals) motivated the team with her all-out hustle and toughness, and post Whitney Forbes (11 rebounds, 4 blocks) was an imposing defensive force under the basket.
Furthermore, wing Angela Miller (8 points, two 3-pointers) displayed a nice 3-point shooting touch, hitting two big ones to seal a victory over Sacred Heart.
"I was thankful to the Twisters' organization for allowing me to take the team to camp," said head coach Harry Farthing. "They are a fine group of girls and I'm sure (TAD) Coach Angie Barker will have a great team next season.
"Being able to knock off AAA powers such as Oak Ridge, Sevierville and Clinton, and AA squads like Pigeon Forge and Harriman speaks to the talents of these young ladies."
Assistant coaches Jackie Bowling and Jeremy Simerly played a key role in the team's success. Also making the trip a rewarding experience were team moms Jane Fritz, Teri Henson and Sharon Culler. Doug Fritz served as team statistician.
The team sends a special thanks to the Twisters board and David Bushfor funding and organizing the trip.