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North Pitt’s Pettaway develops his confidence and basketball skills to become the Panthers’ senior leader

BETHEL, NC (WITN) — North Pitt women’s basketball is having a great season. 11-2 so far with many of those wins against top programs in the upper classes. A big part of their success has been senior frontman Aquarius Pettaway. We feature it in this week’s Pepsi Sports Spotlight.

“My brother played basketball. He got me playing,” says North Pitt senior Aquarius Pettaway.

The little sister of two big brothers,

“They’re like a big support system for me,” says Aquarius.

North Pitt senior Aquaraius Pettaway grew up playing basketball.

“I had low self-esteem and low confidence when I started playing,” says Pettaway, “As I’ve played, and the people in my area, they help build my confidence.”

Confidence changed his role on the team during his four years with the Panthers.

“When I started playing, my ninth year, I wasn’t a big scorer, so I had to play defense to get out,” Pettaway explains, “I had to play defense.”

Aquarius has gone from being a defender to an all-around post player.

“I’m a very physical player,” says Aquarius, “I’m a scorer. You want me to score, I’ll score. You want me to get the rebound, I’ll get the rebound.

“She brings it to every practice, every game,” North Pitt head coach Antwon Pittman said, “She’s had a double-double in the last seven games. Last game she had 20 points. , 21 rebounds She’s a really big piece of this team, this program.

Aquarius became the new head coach Antwon Pittman needed.

“A nice person. She was one of my main leaders. Anything I ask, anything I need to communicate with the team, she does,” Pittman says, “I rely on her a lot.

Part of a large group of teammates whose goals together are nothing less than champions.

“I want to win states,” says Aquarius, “I don’t have a ring yet. I want a ring.

And for Pettaway, the basketball goals won’t stop in March, because she’s done it both on the court and in the classroom.

“I play college basketball. I got a few offers,” Pettaway says, “but I also have colleges for similar college basketball. I got accepted to every college I applied to and I’m very proud.

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