This week’s Orange Panther of the Week is senior women’s basketball senior Erin Jordan-Cornell. On December 28, Jordan-Cornell was named the Most Valuable Player of the Eastern Guilford Holiday Invitational Tournament in Gibsonville. During the championship game against Northeast Guilford, Jordan-Cornell scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Lady Panthers took the championship 46-25. Jordan-Cornell also had 14 points and 14 rebounds in a 53-47 win over Walter Williams in the semifinals. Jordan-Cornell has had two double-doubles this season. She also had 22 points and ten rebounds in a 72-34 win over Durham School of the Arts on December 9. This fall, Jordan-Cornell was named All-Central Carolina Conference in volleyball as Orange reached the second round of the 3A State Playoffs. She helped Orange to its most successful season in 14 years. Orange won 19 games. Jordan-Cornell is also a student advisor for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, where she helps advocate for student-athlete awareness. Jordan-Cornell has been an advocate for all of Hillsborough sports during her time at Orange. She will try to help Orange’s women’s basketball team reach the state playoffs for the third time in four years starting on Friday night when the Lady Panthers host Western Alamance.

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