Copperas Cove @ Ellison Girls Basketball

Copperas Cove's Kaysha McCloud (20) looks to the basket for a shot against Ellison on Friday night at Ellison.

Dennis Knowlton | Herald

Copperas Cove sophomore Kaysha McCloud was voted’s Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 12 after she scored eight points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 53-47 victory against Harker Heights, eliminating the Lady Knights from the payoff race.

When and how did you start playing basketball?

“Well, when I was in fourth grade, my mom had told there was an AU and it included basketball, and my sister played but told me I couldn’t because of my age. But then, soon after that, I joined because my mom found out that they did have a team for my age. I started playing and I’ve been playing ever since then.”

What’s your favorite thing to do outside of basketball?

“Most of the time I would go on walks. I like walks; just around the neighborhood and with my friend in the summer.”

What has it been like to play for Copperas Cove High School?

“It means a lot, because it means we’re good and we know how to click together when we have our moments, and it was just an enjoyable season for me.

“And just being able to play with people who know that they’re good, and it was really good to play with them and for my school.”

Do you have any pregame rituals?

“If I need to eat before a game I always eat chicken from either Chick-fil-A or Cane’s.”

Do you always order the same thing?

“Most the time I always get chicken strips from Cane’s and Chick-fil-A and dip with barbecue sauce.”

As a sophomore, are there any goals you have for your next three years at Cove?

“I really don’t have one, but if I was, it would be to just be pushing through the hard work that we do and just give my all on the court for my team.”

Is there anyone who inspires you?

“I would say mostly my sister, because she would always try working with me and she’s like always there for me.

“I played last year with her, and it was first time actually being able to play with her and get playing time with her when I was a freshman and she was a senior. And, I also played AU, and she’s always there for me.” | 254-501-7562

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