Orange Panther of the Week: Samantha George

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Updated: February 28, 2022

This week’s Orange Panther of the Week is senior basketball guard Samantha George. Last wee in the 3A State Playoffs, George had a double-double with eleven points and 12 rebounds against Fayetteville 71st. The Lady Panthers roared out to a 37-17 lead against the Falcons, but 71st came back to win 66-53. It was the third double-double this season for George. On December 2, George had 19 points and 15 rebounds against the North Carolina School of Science and Math on December 2 in Durham. On February 1, George had ten points and eleven rebounds in a 51-39 win over Person in Roxboro. This season, George had her career-high with 23 points in a 68-36 victory over Carrboro in Hillsborough. George became the full-time starting shooting guard for Orange in her junior season. This year, her younger sister Evelyn, a freshman, starting playing on the varsity. After she graduates from Orange in June, George will attend Duke University. Samantha was a big reason why the Orange women’s basketball team not only finished 15-9 this season in a highly competitive Central Carolina Conference, but the team had a 3. 92 grade point average. Last week, George and Aaliyah Harris were selected to play in the Clash of the Codes All-Star Game, which will be held in Greenville later this month. Harris and George will be on Team Faison and coached by Knightdale’s Martin Faison.

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