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Female Athlete of the Week-Dominique Oden
by Greg Oshust
December 18, 2013 11:48 AM | 1663 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Samantha M. Shal.Marist sophomore Dominique Oden
Staff / Samantha M. Shal.Marist sophomore Dominique Oden
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Marist’s Dominique Oden showed some promise in her first year of high school basketball last season, averaging about 11 points a game as a freshman.

The 5-foot-8 sophomore guard has stepped up her game in a big way so far in year two with the War Eagles, averaging 20 points, eight rebounds and 4.2 assists a game through the first four contests of the 2013-14 campaign.

Oden scored 25 points in Marist’s 53-46 loss to Centennial Dec. 7, while also scoring 22 points in a 63-42 victory over Therrell Dec. 3, 19 points in a 56-51 win over Grady last Tuesday and 14 points in a 62-29 defeat of Woodward Nov. 19.

While Oden is normally a shooting guard, Marist coach Kim Hixon said she is versatile enough to play any position on the court.

“She can play the post and she’s a great mismatch on the perimeter,” Hixon said. “She’s scoring so much because she’s so versatile. She can play from any position — one [point guard] through five [center]. She’s a very special player for us.”

Oden also plays AAU basketball as a member of the FBC team of Atlanta.

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