Owens will continue his basketball career at Southwest Virginia – Harlan Enterprise

Owens will continue his basketball career at Southwest Virginia

Published on Monday, May 20, 2024 at 4:36 PM

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With a freshman at point guard in 2021 and numerous other young players in key positions, the Harlan Lady Dragons posted an 8-15 mark. As Emma Owens grew into her role, the Lady Dragons continued to improve, going from 9-18 in 2022 to 11-18 in 2023.

As a senior in 2024, Owens scored 13.4 points per game and led an improving Harlan squad that finished 18-14, won a 13th Region All “A” Classic title and advanced to the 13th Region Tournament for the first time since 2018. an important leadership role on the team, along with juniors Aymanni Wynn and Kylie Noe.

Owens will continue her basketball career at the next level and last week signed with Southwest Virginia Community College, a two-year school in Cedar Bluff, Virginia.

“Emma is the ideal player to have on your team. She does great in the classroom, provides leadership on and off the floor and is a hard worker. I have enjoyed coaching her this season and our program will certainly miss her,” Harlan coach Mackenzie King Varner said. “She has had an impact on all the girls in our program, including our elementary and middle school players. The girls look up to it

Emma, ​​and we are grateful to have had a leader like her. I am so proud of Emma, ​​and we are very excited to see her play at the next level.

Owens joins a team that is coming off a 21-10 season, the first 20-plus win campaign in program history.

“I chose Southwest Virginia because I wanted to choose a university where I could feel most comfortable while getting a good education and playing basketball,” Owens said. “The coaches at Southwest Virginia have given me the confidence that Southwest Virginia is the place where I can do all these things. I am very grateful for all the coaches I had throughout high school and my teammates who helped me become a better person. player.”