Athlete of Week: Adderton keeps focus on team goals

mbghoops-43jMyrtle Beach High basketball player Kiana Adderton is honored to be named the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week, but the sophomore is more focused on team goals at this point in the season.

Adderton has helped steer the way for her Lady Seahawk teammates this season as she recently averaged 17.5 points per game to help capture key wins over rivals North Myrtle Beach and St. James to keep them at an undefeated region record.

“I feel good about being a part of this team and being able to help the Seahawks have a perfect regional record,” said Adderton. “I have always wanted to be a part of something great and I believe being on this team is a step closer to that.”

Adderton’s impressive athleticism on the court, and her incredible leadership despite her young age, are just two of the many factors that earned her the individual award.

From her starting career as a Lady Seahawk in the eighth grade until now, Adderton’s mindset toward the sport of basketball is like no other.  She puts on her jersey with great intentions to put points on the scoreboard for her team, and to help shape the already well known Seahawks athletics program.

“I thank God for blessing me not only with my talent, but being a part of the Lady Seahawks basketball team and athletic program,” said Adderton.

However, Adderton’s basketball skills did not come easily as she has spent hours on the court perfecting every shot. Her hoops ambitions began at 9 years old, when she picked up a basketball for the first time. She has been dedicated to the game ever since and has always seen a greater picture in her future.

“My main goal this season is to be a champion. I’ve always wanted to know what it felt like,” said Adderton. “I want to look back and say I was a part of something great.”

Adderton has stayed humble while playing a key role in this year’s season. She tries to drown out the spotlight while playing the game she loves most with her “Seahawk Family.” Adderton relies on teammates and fellow major scorers Nia Sumpter and Keocia Walker to back her up during their intense matchups.

“It has always been easy for me to stay humble,” Adderton said. “I always tell myself to move in silence and let success make the noise. I have great games sometimes, but I never take it to the head because I can always be better. I always look up to LeBron James and the way he moves. He is a humble guy who never brags.”

With an impressive start to the season the Seahawks could be on the rise to another state title with Addeton to help lead them to victory.

“I honestly think that we can win a state championship,” Adderton said. “I think this is a special team and this might just be our year.”

A Class 3A state title is one honor Adderton would love to share with her teammates.

Photo by Rancier Photography

Monday Roundup: CF, SJ impress at Lady Patriot

Monday Roundup: CF, SJ impress at Lady PatriotThe Carolina Forest and St. James girls golf team made [more]

Strand sends record-tying four seniors to Shrine Bowl

Strand sends record-tying four seniors to Shrine Bowl Horry County has had an on-again, mostly off-again relationship with [more]

Chants do it with defense for second straight week

Chants do it with defense for second straight weekNot even a 44-minute lightning delay midway through the third [more]

Week 3: MB, CF roll to set up battle of undefeateds

Week 3: MB, CF roll to set up battle of undefeatedsJon "JJ" Jones returned to his old stomping grounds at [more]

Wednesday's Roundup: SJ girls go low to beat Braves

Wednesday's Roundup: SJ girls go low to beat BravesSt. James traveled to Prestwick Country Club on Wednesday to [more]

Tuesday Roundup: Wins for CF golf, NMB volleyball

Tuesday Roundup: Wins for CF golf, NMB volleyballThe reigning Class 4A state champion North Myrtle Beach High [more]

MB transfer cleared just in time to face former school

MB transfer cleared just in time to face former schoolMyrtle Beach football player J.J. Jones has been cleared to [more]

Games go on after Dorian throws schedules for loop

Games go on after Dorian throws schedules for loopDespite Hurricane Dorian costing Horry County Schools a week of [more]

Chants capture historic victory over Jayhawks

Chants capture historic victory over JayhawksCoastal Carolina football recorded its first-ever win over a Power [more]

Who's No. 1? Two teams atop latest football polls

Who's No. 1? Two teams atop latest football polls Like it did after last year’s state championship games, Horry [more]

Hurricane Dorian calls halt to Strand sports schedule

Hurricane Dorian calls halt to Strand sports scheduleHurricane Dorian is not expected to make landfall on the [more]

Coast U-19 girls pass early test, take Atlanta Cup title

Coast U-19 girls pass early test, take Atlanta Cup titleCoach R.J. Bass wanted a strong early test for his [more]

Eastern Michigan spoils Coastal's season opener

Eastern Michigan spoils Coastal's season opener The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers opened their season the same way [more]

Week 1: Historic win for SJ; MB, CF roll in openers

Week 1: Historic win for SJ; MB, CF roll in openersTommy Norwood tried to nix the Gatorade bath. He raised [more]

Welch wins World Am in East/West Coast shootout

Welch wins World Am in East/West Coast shootoutWilliam Welch (West Islip, N.Y.) shot a net 69 (gross [more]

Golf: CF packs 1-2 punch; St. James claims tri-match

Golf: CF packs 1-2 punch; St. James claims tri-matchThe Carolina Forest girls golf team made a strong showing [more]

Chiefs reach Border Battle finale, swept by Warriors

Chiefs reach Border Battle finale, swept by WarriorsThe Palmetto State made a strong showing in the Border [more]

Perfect conditions greet thousands for World Am

Perfect conditions greet thousands for World AmBeautiful weather greeted the 3,215 golfers participating in the 36th [more]

Two Coast FA boys teams crowned Triangle champs

Two Coast FA boys teams crowned Triangle champsTwo Coast FA boys teams returned home as champions from [more]

Week 0: Chiefs top Tigers; Sharks beat Lions at horn

Week 0: Chiefs top Tigers; Sharks beat Lions at hornMatt Reel sighed more than once when talking about his [more]

Six former Pelicans make big-league leap to Cubs

Six former Pelicans make big-league leap to Cubs The distance from Myrtle Beach’s TicketReturn.com Stadium to Chicago’s Wrigley [more]

Chiefs try to stay hungry, humble in title repeat bid

Chiefs try to stay hungry, humble in title repeat bidThe only thing harder than winning a state championship is [more]

Stormy weather big winner at CNB Kickoff Classic

Stormy weather big winner at CNB Kickoff ClassicTwo blowouts, a lightning delay and ultimately three of the [more]

Coast FA boys kick off fall season with strong outing

Coast FA boys kick off fall season with strong outingFive Coast FA boys teams entered the Charlotte Invitational over [more]

Hemingway follows family, teammates to Gamecocks

Hemingway follows family, teammates to GamecocksSix minutes after his youngest child had announced his college [more]

Monday Roundup: CF, SJ impress at Lady Patriot

Monday Roundup: CF, SJ impress at Lady PatriotThe Carolina Forest and St. James girls golf team made [more]

Strand sends record-tying four seniors to Shrine Bowl

Strand sends record-tying four seniors to Shrine Bowl Horry County has had an on-again, mostly off-again relationship with [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2019 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach