Sunday, December 18, 2011

Another Basketball Story

As I posted here, we have a family history of Basketball players.  Pardon me while, we brag about the youngest in our family.  Emily is Judy's daughter and was named Player of the Week by our town's newspaper.  Congrats Emily.
Mount Pisgah’s Emily Raymer is proof positive that a little controlled aggression on the basketball court never hurt anyone.

Just don’t try explaining that to the Atlanta International School.

Raymer was a force in Pisgah’s 44-34 victory over AIS on Dec. 6. The 6-foot-3 junior recorded a monster double-double with 18 points and 22 rebounds, using ferocity in the post to dominate.

“She’s worked a lot on just grabbing the ball with two hands and really going after it,” said Pisgah coach Jennifer Osborne. “She made contact and went after the rebound with both hands. And then putting it back up, she was awesome. She also started making some power moves without the dribble.”

Raymer followed up last Tuesday’s effort by asserting herself on defense against Pace and Lambert. Though the Lady Pats dropped both games, Raymer blocked about 15 shots to bring her career total to around 180.

In just over two years, she has also recorded over 500 points and 500 rebounds. Osborne said Raymer is a legitimate threat to tally 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 200 blocks in her prep career.

“I’ve been coaching 10 years and this is the first year I’ve had someone step up on the court and off. It means a lot to me,” said Osborne of Pisgah’s captain.

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