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Thompson
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DUBLIN — Courtney Thompson's high-school basketball career received another feather in the cap when it was announced recently that she would be on the East's roster for the annual East-West All-Star girls basketball game.
The game will be played at the Greensboro Coliseum on Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Until several days ago, Thompson was listed as an alternate for the East's roster. But when another player could not participate, Thompson was added.
“I'm proud and excited for her,” said Pam Stephens, Thompson's high-school coach at West Bladen. She added that she will make the trip to Greensboro to see Thompson play.
Thompson, who signed in the spring to play basketball collegiately for Methodist University in Fayetteville, averaged 17 points per game, 17.6 rebounds per game and had 41 blocks her senior season with the Lady Knights, who finished 13-11.
“Methodist sent Courtney a practice regimen for the summer, so she was already working on her game,” Stephens said. “Although, she's probably amped it up this week.”
The East team, which will be coached by Michelle Wood from East Chapel Hill and Toni Vick from East Wake, will practice at the Coliseum on Saturday and Sunday, then have a walk-through on Monday. There will also be a banquet Sunday evening for the players, their family and coaches.
As far as most can recall, Thompson is only the third female basketball player from Bladen County, and first from West Bladen High, to play in the East-West game. The other two from Bladen County were Ann Hancock and Courtney Melvin from East Bladen High.
The girls' all-star games have been played since 1975, and the East squad won the 2013 all-star game, 67-60.
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