Partnering with Security Federal, the Warren County Sports Authority will honor a standout local athlete each week. The WCSA and the Friendliest Bank in Town love seeing great athletic achievement and there are plenty to pick from every week in Warren County. From winter to summer, spring to fall, and on courts, fields, diamonds, dance floors and anywhere else an athlete can succeed, Security Federal and the Sports Authority are going to be on the lookout for the best of the best!
Lady Bronco Audrey Durham
If winning the MVP at the Covenant Thanksgiving Shootout was a surprise to Audrey Durham, then this may come as a shock: Durham is last week’s Security Federal Athlete of the Week.
The junior Lady Bronco has been a driving force behind Boyd’s girls starting 7-0, including two emphatic wins at Covenant last Tuesday. Durham was named MVP after Boyd smashed the Lady Lions 91-6 and Franklin Christian Academy 70-43 to win the tournament.
Durham had 24 points in the crushing of Covenant and followed with 14 points in the victory over FCA. For the season, Durham is averaging 12.1 points while grabbing 4.3 rebounds and 4.4 steals. She also has four blocks through seven games, second of the team.
Durham also had 12 points in last week's win over Lookout Valley at JK Stanley Gymnasium.
Durham’s versatility has always been her best asset to the Lady Broncos and it’s only been accentuated by a talented group of newcomers.
“Audrey is an athlete – plain and simple. She has the ability to play all five positions on the floor,” said Boyd coach Tim Page. “Her athleticism and speed have given us another element to guard against in the post. She runs the floor well and we have the guards that can quickly get the ball (to her) in transition.”
When the 2020-21 season started, Durham was doing all the heavy lifting for the Lady Broncos. She was operating as a point forward – capable of roaming the back row on defense while calling all the shots on offense. With Laney Copeland, Lia Wright, Krista Chisam and Sarah Kate Brogden transferring to Boyd, Durham has been able to move into the post, where her speed, leaping ability and nice touch around the rim is hard to stop.
“You have to respect Audrey around the goal and if you focus too much there, Lia can be effective on the drive and Laney, Krista and Sarah Kate will make you pay from the perimeter,” said Page.
Durham and the Lady Broncos will be trying to run their record to 8-0 Tuesday night when the team goes on the road to face Bledsoe County.