Griffin embraces all-Star event
Goshen Eagle Bree Griffin capped off a tremendous junior season with a trip to the AHSAA North-South All-Star basketball game in Montgomery on Wednesday evening.
Griffin was one of two players from Pike County to don the South Jersey at the Dunn Oliver Acadome. Charles Henderson’s Maori Davenport was also in attendance.
“It was great,” Griffin said. “I met a lot of people. I learned a lot of things and played with girls I have never played with before. It was just a great experience.”
Griffin just had three practice days in advance of the game, but during that time she was able to make bonds with her new teammates.
“I made a bunch of new friends from all over the place,” Griffin said. “I played with a girl that plays on my AAU basketball team, so I was close with her.”
After having a productive season, Griffin couldn’t think of a better way to cap it off as she heads into her senior year with the Eagles.
“It was a blessing,” Griffin said. “I was happy. Even though we lost, I just had fun. It was great; I wish I could do it again.”
Griffin shared the court with some recognizable names in Davenport and Florida State signee River Baldwin.
“It was crazy because those girls are really good,” Griffin said. “Everybody out there is really good. For me to be out there was just crazy.”
Leading up the game, the teams had three days to prepare. Even though the practices weren’t too strenuous, Griff believers her teammates worked hard.
“The practice was simple because we couldn’t do much,” Griffin said. “Everybody worked hard and we just had fun.”
When they weren’t practicing, Griffin and her teammates had a little bit of fun.
“We went to the capitol and went out to eat,” Griffin said. “We also went to watch the North-South All-Star game.”
Griffin has one more year remaining at Goshen High School and she hopes this all-star game will propel her career in a positive direction.
“It’s going to push me to work harder,” Griffin said. “I want to play in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game this upcoming year. It’s going to make me work really hard to get to where I want to be.”