Posted On: 02/9/20 12:00 PM

A standout perimeter shooter, Emporia 2022 guard Gracie Gilpin is putting together a strong sophomore season for the Lady Spartans.

A strong defender, Gilpin takes pride in her willingness to work hard every possession and being a team player who makes good decisions.

A year ago, Emporia finished the season 8-14 overall and Gilpin got an opportunity to start for the varsity as a freshman and learn the ropes and averaged around six points per game.

“I know we made a lot of young mistakes but Coach (Carolyn) Dorsey showed a lot of confidence in me, and has really helped me grow as a player,” she said. “We ended the season below .500 but lost some close games and as team, really showed improvement throughout the year. “

Gilpin spent the offseason running with Wheat State Elite and says the experience helped her game grow.

 “We had a lot of success playing very competitive basketball and I really enjoyed spending time with my teammates,” Gilpin said. “I made some great friends and got to play with and against some of the most talented players in

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