2014-02-21 / Sports

Hoop Star Scores Big

Highest rated PSAL Girls High School Varsity player Aiyana Dugue. Highest rated PSAL Girls High School Varsity player Aiyana Dugue. Hurricane Sandy hugely affected Aiyana Dugue and her family, leaving them displaced for weeks after nearly six feet of water flooded into their house,

But after the storm cleared the 5'4’’ point guard found a way to channel her energies onto the basketball court.

Showing a love for basketball, she just started playing the game three years ago, the same time she became a Far Rockaway resident. Initially playing with the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Team Prince, Dugue later joined the Brooklyn Badgers.

Within a short time she has learned the fundamentals of the game and has drawn the attention of the other coaches, officials, players and spectators.

Now she plays for the East New York Family Academy High School Lady Eagles in Brooklyn.

As a freshman she has led her school in scoring, averaging 8.15 points and 4.92 rebounds.

As a sophomore she again led her team, averaging 14.33 points and 6.67 rebounds.

This year, Dugue took her game to a whole new level. She not only led her school in scoring but has also been ranked as the #1 player on Public Schools Athletic League’s (PSAL) Girls High School Varsity Basketball in all divisions for the 2013-2014 season.

As the top scorer she ended her season with 415 points in 14 games, with two cancelled games due to snow storms. Doubling her stats, she averaged 29.64 points and 8.71 rebounds per game.

Dugue also led in free throw attempts with a total of 227, an impressive feat considering next closest shooter racked up 144 attempts.

Although only 5'4”, she is unstoppable as a point guard and is a force to be reckoned with. Observers have noted that her defense on the court is even more astounding than her jump shots and layups.

Dugue has been invited to play basketball for two weeks in the United World Games this summer which will be played in Germany, Venice and Italy. She will also likely play in the Elite 80 tournaments. Besides this she will play in several tournaments in the Tri-State area and will travel to several other states to play throughout spring and summer.

Passionate about the game, Dugue is optimistic that her hard work will lead to playing at one of the top Division I schools after she graduates in 2015. Her grade point average is an 80 and she is looking forward to majoring in Forensic Science.

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