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Athlete of the Week: Kelsi Fizer, South Paulding
by Marcel Pourtout
mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
January 31, 2014 10:46 AM | 1223 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The South Paulding girls’ basketball team had finished a campaign with a winning record only once in program history in 2010 when the Spartans won 14 contests. However, with 11 wins already this season, the team has potentially placed themselves in line to surpass this win total and make a playoff appearance, led by center Kelsi Fizer.

The freshman has averaged 13 points, eight rebounds and two blocks per contest for South Paulding.

“Kelsi gives our team a major threat on offense and defense,” head coach Kelly Nye-Hinkson said. “She’s a quiet leader and brings a true passion for the game of basketball.”

Fizer, who has been a member of the Spartans’ youth program since sixth grade, credits coaches and upperclassmen teammates for her success.

“I’ve been improving since the beginning of the season and we’ve focused on bonding as a team while always supporting each other,” Fizer said. “My teammates have taken me in and helped me a lot.”

Fizer is a member of the Douglasville Lady Tigers AAU team based in Douglas County and plans to play volleyball next season for South Paulding.

She will also join the Fellowship of Christian Athletes program and pursue a career in the medical field, preferably in physical therapy to assist others in need.

The Spartans return to action on Friday against Villa Rica.

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