//Thank you Cincinnati State

Thank you Cincinnati State

Thank you Cincinnati State

Daniel Pettee

Staff Writer

Cincinnati’s loss is our gain. Brittany Williams will play for the Lady Skippers this season after transferring to SC4 from Cincinnati State Community College.

Williams, 20, was born in Detroit, Michigan and played for the Allen Academy in high school.

Brittany Williams practicing for the upcoming basketball season, Sept. 28, 2010. Photo by Dan Petee

According to Williams she has played shooting guard ever since she started playing basketball when she was five years old.

When Brittany is not playing basketball she enjoys skateboarding, cooking pasta, going to the movies, and hanging out with her friends. Williams is a sophomore majoring in Criminal Justice.

Williams was not satisfied with the basketball program at Cincinnati State and sought out Coach Carrie Lohr and inquired about playing for SC4.  Coach Lohr looked into her character and her academic ability and invited her to join the Lady Skippers.

According to Assistant Coach Bob Banks, Williams chose SC4 because of fellow Lady Skipper Portia Forbes, whom she became friends with while playing against each other in the Amateur Athletic Union. Williams signed with SC4 this season because she wanted to play with someone she knew.

Coach Banks said Williams will fill the role that Megan Johnson, former Lady Skipper from 2008 and 2009 had last season.  Banks said, “While MJ was a good defender because she played smart defense, Brittany has the advantage of being taller than Megan.”

Banks said “She’s tough, physically…she can play 2-5, big post, and she can stretch the defense.  She’ll be a great contributor to the team.”

According to Williams she likes SC4 better because the people are friendlier, and she knows where to go to get help with her work.

Williams is looking forward to the beginning of the basketball season on Nov. 1.

Williams’ expectations this year and every year are the championship.

Williams is practicing and conditioning for the Lady Skipper’s first practice on Oct. 1 and their first scrimmage game coming on Oct. 5.