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ABC ALL-STAR: Loyola's Nicole Twite

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When taking a look at the Loyola Sacred Heart Breakers team, you notice there's only one senior on the roster.  But as a senior on the team, Nicole Twite has a role as a leader, just not one whose in the starting five. Which is something that could be difficult for most high school athletes in the same position.

"Nicole's done a good job of that, she's embraced that and I think during tournaments she's always the one on the bench if someone is having a bad game, she's right there picking them up, and just because you aren't scoring a lot of points doesn't mean you're not important, and I really give her a lot of credit for that because not a lot of people could do that," says LSH head coach  Carrie Heaphy.

"As a senior, it's your last chance at everything, so that definitely keeps me motivated to stay and keep coming to work with my girls, because at this point, it could be our last," says the senior forward Twite.

That positive attitude Twite displays isn't lost on her teammates either.

"She supports us, she comes to every practice, every game, cheers hard on the bench, and it's good to have her around," says junior guard Sami Worster.

"Just being there for my teammates, showing them all the support I can, letting them know that I do have their backs, and that it is a team effort, that's definitely important," says Twite.

As the team heads into the Class B state tournament, the one person on the Breakers that Nicole will be cheering for the loudest, is her younger sister Kelsey, whose in the starting five for Loyola.

"I like to think that I am most of the time for her, she's my everything, we've played on the same team for years and years now, so I'm really excited for her, and she's doing great this season," says Nicole.

"She's really loving, caring, and I always know she's there, so it's good to see her on and off the court like that," adds her younger sister, junior guard Kelsey Twite.

But her influence on the team is more than practicing hard, playing a few minutes, and cheering from the bench, as she's become a bit of an assistant coach as well.

"She helps us organize things for teams, if we're going to eat somewhere she's the one that organizes all that, so she's kind of the mother, and the leader of all those girls, and I'm really impressed with her and everything she's done for our basketball program," adds Heaphy.

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