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March 22, 2014

All-County Basketball: Girls

Sophomore sensation leads county

MILLEDGEVILLE — Missing the state playoffs this year due to a loss in the region tournament, Baldwin High girls’ basketball finished 11-14 on the 2013-14 season.

While the result was not the storybook ending the Bravettes had hoped for this year, it was not due to the lack of effort, as sophomore Tykeasia Williams led the team in almost every contest playing on a torn meniscus in her right knee.

After losing Jayla Waller at the conclusion of last season, Williams made the decision to fill the role as a team leader on and off the court, ultimately earning her player of the year honors.

“Right after the season, Ty told me she wanted to take over that role,” head coach Randall Owens said. “What she did this year didn’t really surprise me. I knew she was going to have a good year, but I didn’t know that she was going to have a breakout year.”

Williams improved drastically in her first two seasons at BHS, going from scoring less than 4 points per game as a freshman to knocking down 10.8 per game in her second year.

She also led region 2-AAAA in assists with 4.5 per game and steals snagging 3.9 per contest, while claiming a spot as one of the top-10 leading scorers as well.

“There were literally times where I would take Ty out of the game to get a break, but we’d turn the ball over and then I’d tell her it’s time to get back out there,” Owens said. “She was the glue that held us together.

“Tykeasia Williams is a very well-rounded basketball player,” he added. “She played several positions for us and showed her versatility throughout the season. Having a player like her makes my job easier as a coach.”

The young player has played a lot of basketball in her career as a prep, and admits she did not always play at such a high level.

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