Smalls did Big things for Eastern Guilford

Posted by Andy Durham on April 5, 2010 at 7:24 pm under High School | Read the First Comment

Capricia Smalls was sitting in a doctor’s office when her basketball mortality flashed before her eyes.

Then a sophomore at Eastern Guilford, she knew her recently torn knee ligament meant an end to her season. But when a doctor told her it wouldn’t be possible for her to play again, her reaction was understandable.

“I was crying,” Smalls said. “My dad was crying, my mom was crying.”

Thank goodness for second opinions.

While guiding Eastern Guilford to a Mid-State 3-A Conference crown as a senior, Smalls was back where she felt most comfortable.

With her knee mended, and her mind as strong as ever, Smalls powered the Wildcats by knocking down silky jumpers and setting up teammates.

On the strength of that effort, which also led Eastern Guilford to capturing the Mid-State 3-A Conference regular-season title, Smalls can add Times-News All Region Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year to an already solid basketball résumé.

To read more on the Times-News All Region Player of the Year, Click Here…..

The All-Region Basketball Teams from the Burlington Times-News…..


Player of the Year

Kyler Gregory, Western Alamance

Coach of the Year

John Moon, Eastern Alamance

First team

Kyler Gregory, Western Alamance

Keegan Pace, Williams

Quinton Morrow, Cummings

Ryan Daye, The Elon School

Justin Cousin, Graham

Second team

Brandon Hairston, Eastern Guilford

Dylan Guye, Eastern Alamance

Keegan Wetzel, Eastern Alamance

Jon Racke, Alamance Christian School

Darius Dawkins, Eastern Guilford


Player of the Year

Capricia Smalls, Eastern Guilford

Coach of the Year

Freddie Shoffner, Cummings

First team

Capricia Smalls, Eastern Guilford

Jadda Jeffries, Cummings

McKenzie Owen, River Mill

Ebonie Bryant, Williams

Jazz Parker, Eastern Alamance

Second team

Lenaira Ruffin, River Mill

Miranda Jenkins, Eastern Guilford

Jameelah Pickard, Eastern Alamance

Shae Mebane, Cummings

Logan Apple, Graham

  • Derrick D said,

    Congratulations to all the boys and girls for making All Regional Teams!