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Flowers signs to play at Denmark Technical College

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Lady Bruins senior player

By Robert Howey

 

Denmark Tech’s women’s basketball coach Javon Gilliard has high hopes for the Panthers’ hardwood future and he’s hoping his recent stop at Lancaster Hight School is going to make a hoops impact.

Gilliard has added Lady Bruins’ senior player Mia Flowers to the fold after she signed with the Region X Carolinas Junior College Conference member on Friday, May 15 in the LHS media center.

“We’re excited for Mia and looking for her to make an impact with our team,” Gilliard said. “She’s going to help us. We look for her to be the first, or second player off the bench.”

Flowers, a two-year member of the LHS girls varsity team, played a similar role for the Lady Bruins who went 27-0 and won the Class AAA state championship last winter.

“We were outrebounded last year and we feel Mia can rebound and get put-back shots,” Gilliard said.

LHS coach Ronnie Robinson said Flowers is capable of contributing.

“Mia does the little things you need,” Robinson said. “She rebounds, gets follow shots and takes charges. What she does might not show up in the box score, but it makes a difference in the game. That was obvious for us last season.”

Flowers averaged 4.3 points and 3.3 rebounds for the LHS girls as a part of two region title teams.

“She has the knack of providing a spark at the key moment in the game,” Robinson said.

LHS principal Dr. Joe Keenan noted Flowers’ play.

“Mia gave us a big boost in the second half of our girls basketball championship season,” Keenan said. “She was vital for us in the state title run. She has raw talent and the ability to develop and be a superb player,” 

Flowers said she’s looking forward to the chance to contribute.

“I look at this as a new beginning and I look forward to it,”she said. “Denmark has a strong women’s basketball program with four straight conference titles and I want to help them continue that success.”

“We’re looking for No. 5 and that’s why we signed her,” Gilliard said.

“It’s a good program, something I feel I can benefit from on and off the court,” she said. “I’m nervous and excited and I can’t wait to get started at Denmark Tech.”