Colonial Beach girls basketball player Sydni Carey looks to improve for next season and beyond
Rising high school senior Sydni Carey was described as a blessing when she transferred to Colonial Beach and signed up with the girls basketball team this past season.
While Carey was a headache for opponents much like her family members before her, the aspiring college basketball player said her work to improve by next season is already underway.
“I know going into my senior year I’m going to give it my all and the team will too because we were so close and we want it that bad,” Carey said.
Carey helped lead the Colonial Beach Girls basketball team to the state tournament for the second straight year and marked the first state semifinals appearance. This came after the girls basketball team lost 1,000-point scorers Karley Inscoe and cousin Caneishia Fulcher to graduation.
But Carey couldn’t have started last season at a worse time when her friend and grandmother Joyce Jones died in October. Before transferring from Hanover to help her grandmother at home, Carey said Jones was diagnosed with lung cancer and had troubles with her heart.
“It was a hard thing to deal with, but I knew it was coming and I know she wouldn’t suffer anymore,” Carey said.
Colonial Beach’s girls basketball team took to embracing Carey even more as it propelled the transfer to one of her most notable high school seasons.