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Jamyia Lindsey: The Official Richmond County Female Athlete of the Week

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Freshman point guard Jamyia Lindsey has been named the Official Richmond County Female Athlete of the Week. Freshman point guard Jamyia Lindsey has been named the Official Richmond County Female Athlete of the Week. Kyle Pillar — Sports Editor.

ROCKINGHAM — Freshman basketball player Jamyia Lindsey starts off the winter sports season as the first Official Richmond County Female Athlete of the Week presented by HWY 55.


Making a statement in her high school debut last week at Northern Guilford, Lindsey netted a game-high in points despite the Lady Raiders’ loss to the Lady Nighthawks.

Hoping to emerge as the Lady Raiders’ key facilitator on the court this year, this is Lindsey’s first career recognition.

Athletic Profile

Age: 14

Birthday: Jan. 18, 2007

Year: Freshman

Winter Sport: Basketball

Position: Point Guard

Height & Weight: 5-5, 135 pounds

Years on Varsity: 1 year

Experience: 7 years

ON THE COURT WITH JAMYIA LINDSEY

The Lady Raiders used last Tuesday’s 59-31 loss as a learning moment, according to fourth-year head coach Teddy Moseley. 

But Lindsey’s game-high 19 points were impressive in her first start as the team’s point guard.

As the only Richmond player to hit double figures, Lindsey scored 12 points in the first half before adding all seven of the Lady Raiders’ points in the final two quarters.

Her first career high school points came on a pair of free throws with 3:53 left in the opening quarter. On Richmond’s next possession down the floor, Lindsey added a floater in the paint to make it a 10-7 deficit.

The second quarter was Lindsey’s most productive as she netted 8 more points. She opened the frame with a drive through the lane and hit two more free throws at the 5:11 mark. 

Two more shots from the charity stripe kept Richmond in contention, and Lindsey added another drive to the basket with 50 seconds left before the intermission.

Richmond’s offense struggled in the second half, but Lindsey managed to score five points in the third and another two points in the fourth quarter. Her scoring in the third came on a shot in the paint followed by her lone three-pointer from the top of the arc.

With 1:50 left in regulation, Lindsey’s final bucket of the game stopped a 9-0 run by the Lady Nighthawks.

Jamyia Lindsey (23) dribbles the ball while setting up a play during her varsity debut last Tuesday against Northern Guilford. (Kyle Pillar/The Richmond Observer)

RAPID RESPONSES WITH JAMYIA LINDSEY

ROSports: What was it like playing in your first high school game and what type of emotions did you experience?

Lindsey: “It was a lot of fun. The pace was different, definitely faster. On the bus ride up there, I was nervous, but when I started warming up I was ready to play.

“We got a lot of support from the fans and the boys’ team. We were able to carry that energy over into the game and now I think we’re ready for the rest of the season.

ROSports: How did you manage to drop 19 points against a good Northern Guilford team?

Lindsey: “Defensively, we got a couple of steals that I turned into fastbreak points. And I was able to attack the basket and get to the free throw line.

“My style of play is a mix of both waiting and being aggressive. I like to see what’s going on early and slow it down, but when I understand what the other team is going to do, I go for the basket.”

ROSports: Coach Moseley has said you will be tasked with a lot of responsibility this year at point guard. What does that mean to you and how will you try to improve each game?

Lindsey: “I’m glad to be a freshman who is a key piece to the varsity basketball team at Richmond. 

“My job is to give the team energy, and show how to play through my attitude on the court. I also help the other players understand their spots, since we have a lot of guards who are interchangeable.”

ROSports: Your mom, Taneika Reader, is an assistant coach on the team. Explain that dynamic and how she helps you and the rest of the team.

Lindsey: “It’s helpful because she gets to see how I make plays. And then we take that to the gym and work after games.

“She fusses at me but she helps me even more. She is also such a big help to me and the rest of the team in correcting our mistakes and helping us get better.”

ROSports: Do you have any pre-game routines or superstitions that you follow during the season for good luck?

Lindsey: “I always listen to “By Your Side” by Rod Wave. It just gets me locked in and ready to play.”

The Richmond Observer will publish its Official Richmond County Male Athlete of the Week soon.

Last modified on Monday, 29 November 2021 15:19
Kyle Pillar

Nine-time N.C. Press Association award-winning sports editor. Indiana University of Pennsylvania communications media and journalism alumni. English teacher, Ninth Grade Academy.

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