Posted On: 12/3/19 7:56 AM

The mountains of North Carolina are known for a lot of things: The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, Harrah's Resort in Cherokee and the roaring waters of Blowing Rock.  However, if Wednesday afternoon was any indication, the mountains of Western North Carolina may soon be known for girls hoops.  There is a lot of talent in those hills and that was on full display in East Burke's 45-35 victory over McDowell in Marion yesterday. 10 highlights from my afternoon in Marion:

  1. Graleigh Hildebran, the 5'7" Senior Wing is a great distance shooter who can also put the ball on the floor. She hit the first 3 points of the game, hit a huge three to put East Burke up 25-24, and showed a versatile floor game that was a big factor in the East Burke victory.
  2. Aubrie Snyder, a 6'0" Freshman Post player was the first player off the bench for Crystal Bartlett's East Burke Cavaliers. Snyder obviously has great size and showed aggressiveness and a basketball IQ that makes her a player to watch in the Class of 2023. Snyder and her 6'0" classmate and fellow freshman P Aubree Griggs figure to be twin towers in Northwestern Foothills 2A competition

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