The Page Pirate girls did not win the State 4-A Title this afternoon in Chapel Hill, but we saw one of the best performances in recent memory, with the job Paris Kea did for Page….
Paris hit for 31 points and she carried her team down the stretch and gave them a chance to win and in recent weeks we have seen her passing game pick up, but today it was her scoring that helped her take over the ball game….
She out-played ever player on that court today and that is not to take anything away from any of the State Champs, from Raleigh Millbrook…
At 6’4, Briana Day is glass-technician….She used that backboard glass to perfection on her banks shots….Excellent floor game from the left-hander Alex Tomlinson, I love her smooth shot and Mykia Jones also rose to the championship occasion for Millbrook within their backcourt and one of most sleek players that I have ever seen, was #11 Courtney Best for Millbrook…She is lean and she can play that baseline….Ryan Flowers was the glue for the Wildcats…She was a wild woman and she left it all on the court and she seemed to me to be the most important player for Millbrook today….Maybe a tie with Flowers and Tomilison…Still love that left-haned smooth shot from Tomlinson and the power of Flowers…..
But the best player on the court on this Saturday, was Paris Kea from Page High School….If you ask me, Kea should have been the game MVP/MOP, even if her team did not win the ball game….That was one of the best individual performances that you will ever see by Kea…
Goes back to Andrea Stinson, Rhonda Mapp, Miranda Jenkins a few years back in the sectionals and regionals, this game by Kea was one for the books and in my book, she is top female high school basketball player in the state of North Carolina….
Kea is up there with former men’s Top Players from Guilford County in football, in Ricky Lewis Jr., James Summers and T.J. Logan….She is not playing football, but she is doing the same thing on the basketball court that those boys were doing on the football field and they were voted the top players in the state in their sport and they all were from Guilford County…..
Great year for the Lady Pirates and all the props in the world to the starting seniors, Kayla Johnson, Chelsey Coleman, and Debrisha Barnes…..They had a super season with the TIMCO Title, the Metro 4-A Regular Season Title, the Metro 4-A Tournament Title, the Sectional Title and the West Regional Title…..You have to stand back and say, outstanding work by the Lady Pirates from Page on those accomplishments…..
I was very imrpessed with the job Vivian Polite did when she got in the game tonight…Some of the most fundamentally sound picks/screens that you will ever see(good pick and pop by Polite) and Bailey Kargo had a REAL big three-pointer and two key free throws….Hannah Pegram and Tiana Sherman gave the Pirates the important minutes off of the bench….(The top eight was great and straight all season.)
But in the end, the better team won tonight…Millbrook played better team basketball over the full span of the 32-minute contest…..
Page had to leave the ‘team concept’ at times and truthfully, Paris Kea just had to take over this game and she did…..Points, passes, blocked shots, rebounds and defense, she was doing it all and she did all that she could to carry her team to victory….
Page made a strong run at the game in the second half, but they came up just seven points short of their main goal….If they would have scored six more points they would have gotten a tie, but they didn’t come looking for no tie….
The Title was theirs for the taking and they just couldn’t take/bring it home tonight…..
Page will go looking for that Title again next season and they will be led by the best player in the state of North Carolina, Paris Kea….
If I were a young girl, I would love to be competing with Paris for top player in the state honors, cause I would be working 24/7 trying to catch her and there would be no time for anything else…..
Great season by the Page Lady Pirates and no matter how you add it all up, Paris Kea is the top female high school basketball player in the state of North Carolina…..
*****I saw it all with my own two eyes over the course of probably 20 Page girls games this season and I know what I saw, it was ‘The Paris Kea Show’ and she needs to get some credit for her hard work…..And this evaluation is not done to take anything away from her teammates, this is just out there for all to see, we have the MVP, Paris Kea……*****
+++++Good night and so long to our 2012/2013 high school basketball season….I feel like we took something good away from this year’s efforts….+++++