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La Cueva guard doesn't let height impact her game vs. taller foes

J.P. Murrieta
December 05, 2017 10:39 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The La Cueva High School girls basketball team made it all the way to the state final last year and is projected to make some noise again this season.

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One reason why is Kaya Ingram. The sophomore point guard is already has a scholarship offer from Clemson and she's getting plenty of interest from West Point, Northern Arizona and Brown.

Ingram is one of the fastest kids on the court but she's only 5-foot-7.

"During AAU season is more difficult than school season because the players are a lot taller, but I think my speed helps me," she said. "I'm able to get to the basket easier even though they're taller."

"I call her slithery because she can get into the paint anytime," added La Cueva coach Robert Perea. "Inside there, she's a good finisher and a good disher. She's a whole package for a point guard. She's all you could want in a point guard."

La Cueva's next game should be a fun one to watch. Ingram and the Bears will be going up against Cibola and Florida State signee Amaya Brown.

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