Keeping up with Cunane:Elissa Cunane Northern Guilford Girls Basketball

Kind of crazy, but I ran into Cunane, Elissa Cunane, tonight at the Brassfield Center Chick-fil-A…

You know Elissa Cunane of Northern Guilford girls basketball fame…She helped lead her team to a (25-8) record as a sophomore last season, in a year where the Nighthawks finished second in the state in the NCHSAA 3-A girls tournament, in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Elissa stands at 6’5 and she can play basketball at a very high skill level…Scoring, rebounds, free throws and blocked shots, she can do it all…One of the most fun parts of her game is just to sit back and watch her shoot free throws…

And the colleges are taking notice….In the past couple of weeks she has talked with Wake Forest(Coach Jen Hoover), Georgia and the South Carolina Gamecocks and coach Dawn Staley are due in town to talk on Friday of this week…

Beyond her basketball game, Elissa is smart and she is now a junior at Northern Guilford and the young Nighthawk is just 15 years old….Makes you think back to when the G-Man Mike Giminski entered Duke, as a 16 year-old freshman back in the late 70’s…..

Had a chance to talk to Elissa and her dad at Chick-fil-A tonight and the craziest thing of all in seeing them there was when I placed my order at Chick-fil-A, the young girl behind the counter asked if I liked basketball and I said yes and she said she did too and that her dad and sister were good players, but she liked the game, but was still trying to master the game…I asked her where she went to school and she said she attended Northern Guilford High School…

I was just about ready to go up and ask the young lady behind the counter if she really liked basketball and since she was in school at Northern Guilford, and if she wanted to really go for a major basketball challenge, she ought to take on Elissa Cunane…I was going to tell her if you want to play some real serious basketball, take on, or challenge Elissa Cunane….

And just a few minutes later, who walks into that Brassfield Center Chick-fil-A, Elissa Cunane and her dad and you talk about one of those miracle moments….I was stunned and I was just thinking the kid/chick behind the counter at Chick-fil-A vs. Elissa Cunane….The big tall chick vs. the smaller chick at Chick-fil-A and you just never know what kind of encounter you may run into at the checkout counter, at Chick-fil-A…

A very interesting encounter of the Cunane Kind with the Cunane kid in the House at the Chick-fil-A on Battleground, at the Brassfield Center…

Pretty neat huh, and Elissa Cunane always projected that key word when you would ask her about the Big Game and her basketball experiences….”What was the experience like”, we would ask Elissa and she would reply, “Exhilarating”…..

Like I told you the kid is smart and she is a 15 year-old, exhilarating young basketball player, that will make her Nighthawks and her dad proud this season and she will one day make a Division I women’s college basketball program very proud too….

Elissa’s high school coach Kim Furlough can crank up practice this Friday per new NCHSAA rules if she so desires, but some teams might wait a little longer, but one thing is for certain, it will be a very fun upcoming season for the young ladies at Northern Guilford and it also promises to be Exhilarating….

Elissa Cunane’s #’s last season(2015-2016) for the Northern Guilford Nighthawks:
18.4 points per game…14.6 rebounds per game…169-224 free throws:75%…29 games…