Torri Wilson from St. Albans High honored
Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. and the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's Female Gamer of the Week to Torri Wilson from St. Albans High School.
Post season play is in full swing for the St. Albans Lady Dragon's basketball team and they are playing their best ball of the season. Last week in the Region 4, section 1 match-up, St. Albans first downed Hurricane 69-35 and then handled Winfield 53-27 to take the Sectional title. They now go on to face Cabell Midland this week.
A main contributor to those wins, and their success all season, was Sophomore Torri Wilson. She scored 14 and 13 points in those two games and had four, three-pointers in the Hurricane game and tallied three more verses Winfield.
"Torri's floor leadership has been extraordinary this year and her shot has continued to improve all season. She is a confident player and brings great defensive and offensive presence to the court," said Coach Scott James.
Torri said that the main thing that allowed her team to do so well this season has been the intensity that is brought to the practices by both the JV and Varisty squads.
"Boxing out and our defense has been big for us. We are all pushing each other to get better every practice," she said. In the off season, Torri said she had worked on her shot and ball handling, which has given her more confidence as a sophomore compared to her freshman season. The Lady Dragons are holding their opponents this season to an average 36.6 points per game. When seeing statistics like this, it is no surprise that St. Albans is 19-5 for the year.
When asked who has contributed the most to Torri's success and determination in basketball, she responded with her father.
"Dad has never pressured me to basketball but he has always supported me. He lives in Parkersburg but always makes it to my games, takes me to camps, helps me practice or whatever I need to do to get better. He knows the game well so he also helps me improve my skills," she said.
Torri is the daughter of Teresa Skeen and Tad Wilson. She has a 4.0 GPA and plays basketball year round attending basketball camps and playing AAU ball during the summer. She would like to play basketball in college in the future and says "we'll see who offers me something." The Lady Dragons faced Cabell Midland on Thursday, March 6, after the Putnam Herald's press time.
Look for other local area high school athletes to be named next week's Female Gamer of the Week sponsored by Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. and the Putnam Herald.
Brad Coleman MS, ATC, CSCS, CF-L1, works at Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc.
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