Harris leads for Lady Bulldogs

Published 6:35 pm Saturday, March 11, 2017

Camary Harris was voted Duke Automotive player of the week this week after scoring 12 points in a win for the Lady Bulldogs against Carroll County in the first round of the 4A state tournament, helping them to the 4A state semifinals.

Camary Harris, a junior point guard for King’s Fork High School, dribbles down the court during the Lady Bulldogs’ state-finals game against Monacan High School on Friday. Harris is the Duke Automotive Player of the Week.
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Harris is a junior starting point guard for the King’s Fork girls’ basketball team. Her high level of play during the tournament made her a huge asset for King’s Fork High School’s girls’ basketball team.

Harris enjoyed a solid season for King’s Fork. Her game blended her ability to score and to distribute the ball well.

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The junior went through adversity last year when she tore her ACL in April of 2016. She worked her way back to become a key contributor for a 4A state finalist team.

As the point guard of the team, it is important to control tempo. Harris prides herself on being a facilitator and getting her teammates involved.

All year the Lady Bulldogs were able to control the pace of games, much to Harris’s credit.

She is a Conference 17 champion and a 4A East regional finalist and was a part of a King’s Fork basketball team that made their first state championship game in school history.

Throughout the state tournament, she and the rest of the Lady Bulldogs went on a roll, which allowed King’s Fork to reach their first state championship game in school history.

One could argue that Harris plays under the radar sometimes. After his player failed to make any All-Conference and or All-Region teams this year, Lady Bulldogs coach Maurice Fofana felt his point guard should have been shown a little more respect for what she brought to the team. But Harris didn’t let those things distract her from helping her team achieve their goals.

In the final week of practice last week, Harris enjoyed an intense week, one she was happy to be a part of.

“Everyone was excited and in tune,” Harris said about the Bulldogs’ practices. “I am definitely grateful for the whole process. My team and I had put in so much work, and it had shown by us reaching the state game. We all have been making each other better all year.”

King’s Fork’s season came to an end after a one-point loss in the state championship game. But Harris is proud of what she and her team accomplished.

“I can’t complain,” she said. “My junior year has been great. After coming off that ACL injury, I think I did well for myself.”