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Female Athlete of the Week
Vanessa Blagmon--WOODLAND
by Maurice Dixon
February 13, 2014 05:15 PM | 2370 views | 2 2 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Woodland freshman Vanessa Blagmon had 11 points, six rebounds and four steals as the Lady Wolfpack secured perfect back-to-back regular season records in subregion 4-AAAA play with a 45-28 victory over Dutchtown last Saturday.

The difference between the Lady Wolfpack and Lady Bulldogs this time was Woodland’s defense. The Lady Wolfpack surrendered just two points in the first quarter and didn’t allow Dutchtown to reach double digits until the third quarter.

“In practice, the focus was on playing better defense because we lacked concentration on defense,” Woodland girls’ coach Ashley Maddox said. “But today we played defense the way it was supposed to be played.”

Blagmon contributed in this area by leading the team in steals and grabbing one rebound less than sophomore Zaundra Stevens.

“Vanessa is a special talent,” Maddox said. “She’s my nomination for Player of the Year in the region.”

“I like to be all around,” said Blagmon, who is an excellent ball handler and dependable 3-point shooter.

While being a big fan of Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul and Minnesota Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen, Blagmon has been told she looks a lot Tennessee senior Meighan Simmons on the court.

A video on Simmons’ profile on the school’s website proves that statement which is not a bad thing for Blagmon, who definitely has the tools to play in college.

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