Role player emerges for GHS girls
Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:13 AM
As a freshman basketball player at Olympic Heights High School in Florida, Christina Westervelt was a part of a program without much hype or tradition.
That's quite the opposite of the Greenwood girls basketball program, a team that routinely competes for — and usually wins — region championships and is used to deep playoff runs.
So, when Westervelt and her family moved to Greenwood in 2011 and she transferred to Greenwood High School, it was an exciting opportunity to be a part of one of the most respected programs in Class AAAA.
"I was anxious. I wanted to give whatever I could to the program," said Westervelt, a senior guard. "I just wanted to be a part of something that's bigger than me, because, here, it's not just our team we're playing for, our school we're playing for, we're playing for our entire community, and I really like representing that.
"I think that kind of tradition is important, and it's something to play for."
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