By Carlena Knight
After her first year in college in the US, Britnay Gore believes she can make a better impact on the basketball court next semester.
Gore, 19, who is the daughter of former player, Barrimore “Buntin” Gore and Bernadette Gore, plays the starting Center position at the Cleveland State Community College in Tennessee, and after playing 23 games in her freshman year, she averaged 12.2 points, 8.8 rebounds per game.
She was also the leading rebounder and scorer which granted her a spot on the TCCAA All-Conference team.
The former Princess Margaret School (PMS) student is no stranger to dominating in the female division as she was previously named a Female Player of the year in the local school league as well as being called up to the junior and senior female national basketball teams all while she was under the age of 17.
Despite the many achievements the 6’ 2” Computer Science major has attained, she believes there is still room for improvement.
“My freshman year in basketball was pretty challenging. I went through some hard training and some obstacles, but I have learned and excelled from them. This season was good but I wish to make a better impact on the team next season and hope that we win the championship,” Gore said.
President of the Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) Kebra Nanton, who is also a former teammate of Gore, congratulated her on her recent accolades and wished her continued success.
Nanton, who is an advocate for the female sport, added that with Gore’s continued performances she could be one of the many role models other young girls need to get interested in playing the sport as it can provide endless opportunities for them.