ball-handling and ability to score has really helped us this season and get us into our transition offense.”
Davis, the tallest player on the team at 5-foot-11, has been a threat on both ends of the floor off the bench for North Point. Not only does Davis lead the team in blocked shots, but she does all the little things like grab rebounds, box out, dive for loose balls and take charges.
“High school ball goes at a fast pace and in my mind I try slow the game down,” said Davis. “It means so much to me playing varsity in my first season. I’m so proud of my teammates and I’m thankful to be apart of winning a SMAC and a region title. Now we have chance to bring home a state title.”
Robinson, a spark plug off the bench, has been a vital asset defensively for a North Point team that uses stingy full-court pres- sure to stop opposing teams.
“It was a big adjustment for me because at Grace we had a different style of play and the level of competition was differ- ent,” said Robinson. “I just want to help fill in spots wherever my team needs me and bring- ing energy on defense is one of them because that’s how we start our transition. I love play- ing for this team. We have a great coaching staff and going to states is a great experience.”
The journey started last sum- mer when Serpone’s incoming newbies to the team played in summer league and participated in all of the offseason workouts to prepare for this season.
“They all showed promise in our summer program,” Serpone said. “It took some time to get acclimated to the varsity level, but they didn’t shy away from the challenges and they’ve grown a lot in our program.”
North Point’s Camille Robinson, a junior transfer from Grace Christian Academy in Waldorf, pictured right in a regular season game on Jan. 18 versus Thomas Stone, has been one the key cogs defensively in the Eagles’ quest the Class 4A girls basketball state tournament.
PHOTOS BY WALLACE BARRON North Point’s Samarra Bynum, left, is one of four freshmen who have been a key contributor in the girls basketball team’s deep run in the postseason as the Eagles advanced to Thursday’s Class 4A state semifinals to take on Catonsville at Towson University’s SECU Arena.