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In basketball, scoring is often seen as the defining trait of great players.
While points are obviously important, sometimes other aspects of the game fly under the radar.
Junior center Elizabeth Wynn doesn’t score 15 points a game for Oconee County, but she does put in an excellent effort on defense in every game, as well as setting screens for her teammates and rebounding well on both ends of the floor.
Wynn scored 6 points in the Warriors’ win over North Oconee and contributed as a rebounder and screener, grabbing boards and setting picks to get other players open. Most importantly, she had the unenviable task of trying to neutralize Titans’ star Kendall Wells.
Wells had a strong game overall, posting 21 points and 13 rebounds, but Wynn held her own throughout the matchup, and came up huge with the game in the balance.
In the final minutes, Wynn recorded two massive blocks on Wells, and in what ended up a 2-point win for OCHS, those defensive plays might have been the difference between an exhilarating win and a crushing defeat for the Warriors.
Oconee County head coach Katie David said earlier this season that Wynn doesn’t always get the credit she deserves.
“I don’t know if others overlook her, I feel like sometimes that can be the case if you’re not putting up 18 a game. She is an absolute enforcer on defense, she is an incredible defender and she knows how to do it without fouling,” David said. “She’s learning to be more and more physical, and she changes shots.”
Wynn is the tallest player on the Oconee County roster and therefore matches up with the opposition’s biggest players. She’s the defensive anchor for the Warriors and will continue to be vital to their success as they try to keep winning moving forward.