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Graduating athletes share senior stories

by | May 26, 2021 | Sports

With graduation on Friday, several Wylie East senior athletes spoke about their favorite senior memories, lasting legacy as a Lady Raider and post-graduation plans.

Akasha Davis, volleyball and basketball

… on the emotions surround­ing her senior year

“My emotions this season were a roller coaster,” Davis said. “Between me being upset that it’s my last season and I was over­joyed with the team that we had this year, I had a lot of feelings.

… on her favorite playoff memory.

“There was a great moment this year in the Red Oak basket­ball playoff game,” Davis said. “Aleena [Dawkins] looked at me with tears and said we are so close, when we were down and I told her it’s gonna be OK. After that I had the shot to tie the game and took a charge to put us in overtime and win.”

Davis said she plans to attend Lamar University in Beaumont, continuing to play basketball while pursuing a medical degree in hopes of becoming an anesthe­siologist.

For the full story, see the May 26 issue or subscribe online.

By Jackson King[email protected]

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