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Dinkins Nearing 1,000th Career point At Robert E. Lee Academy 

By Billy G. Baker


Bishopville—When the Kings Academy girls’ basketball team comes to Robert E. Lee (9-1) on Tuesday January, 28th you might see a few more friends and relatives in the stands paying close attention to the scoring performance of senior point guard Rebecca Dinkins who is nearing her 1000th point in a career that spans five seasons on the varsity.

“I do not ever tell a player exactly what they need when they are getting close because I do not want to put any undue pressure on them,” said veteran head coach Kim Langston. “We prefer to celebrate the situation after it happens. You certainly do not want the team you are playing to know what might or might not happen for one of your players in any game.  I am excited for Rebecca, but I have not given her an exact number she needs but she is very close. That is all I will say.”

Dinkins is leading the 9-1 Lady Cavaliers in scoring this season with a 19.1 points per game average including 12 rebounds and six assists per game. through January 24. Junior shooting guard Caleigh Barrett is averaging 15.4 points, 14 rebounds and six assists a game. Sophomore guard Mallory Christmas is at 11.4 points a game with 2.4 steals a game and 1.2 assists.

Other key members of the team are sophomore power forward Lacie McElveen, and junior forward Devin Atkinson. Junior McKenzie Shannon can play multiple positions off the bench.

“This team has very good chemistry and they have developed into a god team unit,” said Coach Langston. Our strength is that we play together hard and with great effort.”

After the game with Kings on Tuesday the team will travel to Marlboro Academy on Friday. The SCISA playoffs will be starting around February 19th



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