Haliyah Sumter has been playing varsity basketball at West Ashley High School since 8th grade. Now a freshman, Sumter has proven time and time again that she’s a huge asset to the girls’ basketball team. So far this season, she has averagd 15.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.8 steals per game. In total, out of 21 games so far this season, she has made 330 points for the Wildcats, including 15 on Feb. 17, when Sumter lead the Lady Wildcats to victory against Ashley Ridge High School.
“Haliyah is a very passionate player. She plays the game with a lot of heart and strives for success at the highest level,” says Maria Williams, head Girls’ Basketball coach. “She has become a leader on the court among her teammates. She also has accepted the roles and responsibilities placed upon her by the coaching staff. She will definitely be a force to reckon with in the future.”
Sumter has a natural and very raw talent for the game of basketball. Each year, she continues to get better and better at the sport she loves. She has played basketball since she was 7 years old and says growing up she always played with the boys. “When I play basketball, I just play. I don’t worry about the referees. I don’t worry about the other players. I don’t worry about the crowd. I just play,” says Sumter. After her four years of playing at West Ashley High School are over, she hopes to continue her basketball career at Notre Dame where she plans to study Sports Medicine or Physical Therapy.

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