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Sisters share love of basketball even while they are apart

Brandon Ortega
Updated: December 05, 2019 06:33 PM
Created: December 05, 2019 04:23 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, D.C.- A pair of sisters are sharing their love for basketball while they are 800 miles apart.

Jaelyn Bates is a sophomore at Volcano Vista.


Janee lives 12 hours away in Kansas. She plays for Haskell Indian University.

Jaelyn was just 11 years old when her big sister left for college.

Janee remembers that moment well.

“It was sad for me because I went from practicing every day with her to talking to her maybe once or twice a week,” Janee said.

Four years later, Janee has supported her little sister from afar.

“She's just telling me to keep my head on straight how do you deal with stuff like that if I'm ever stressed or anything,” Jaelyn said.

Watching her become one of the rising talents in New Mexico high school basketball, and mature as a young woman.

“I'm super proud of her because she is doing just as good if not better than I was when I was in school,” Janee said.

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