In The Province: “Old School Cool Defines York’s Roberts”

Alisha Roberts - The ProvincePoint Guard Has 3A Challenge, Pepperdine Ahead

By Howard Tsumara, The Province

VANCOUVER — For years, she was the baby sister, that tag-along kid who would dribble her basketball on the sidelines, inhaling the game in countless gymansiums, waiting for her chance to shine.”I can remember her father bringing her in as a 10-year-old,” York House Tigers head coach Winston Brown was remembering earlier this week of Alisha Roberts, this season his senior starting point guard, but back then a little girl who loved the game. “I was coaching her older sister Norma on a summer club team. And I have to say, I was tempted to run that 10-year-old in the drills with the 15- and 16-year-olds to show them how it should be done.”

Those days are long past for Roberts, who on Wednesday helped lead her host Tigers to a 74-44 win over Port Coquitlam’s Archbishop Carney Stars in the opening round of the Telus Basketball Classic.

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