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Quakers point guard hopes studies, sports will draw college scouts

The PIL had one of the top girls basketball teams in the state (Grant) and a co-champion (Benson), but Josh Green of Franklin High says he had no trouble making a sales pitch for his freshman point guard when the head coaches gathered to vote on the all-league team.

"I didn't really have to make a pitch," Green says. "I just told them, 'You all put your best defenders on her, or ran a box-and-one against her, or double-teamed her every time she touched the ball, and she still averaged 21 points and six rebounds per game."

Case closed. Point well taken.COURTESY: JOSH GREEN - Bria Dixson, a 5-7 freshman point guard for Franklin High, made the all-PIL girls basketball team.

When the votes were tallied, Franklin point guard Bria Dixson was a first-team all-Portland Interscholastic League girls basketball player — joining Grant seniors Nina Radford (PIL player of the year) and Khiarica Rasheed, Benson sophomore Tayler LyDay, Cleveland senior Tynesha Parnell and Lincoln junior Reed Hazard on the top squad.

Franklin, while improved, still had the lowest finish of any of the all-leaguers' teams. The Quakers were 6-10 in the PIL, placing fifth. But "Bria's game spoke for itself," Green says.



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