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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bria Holmes, Connecticut's first female McDonald's All-American

Not only did Hillhouse’s Bria Holmes become the first girl from Connecticut to be selected to play in the McDonald’s High School All-American Game, she shined in the national spotlight too.

In front of thousands at the United Center in Chicago, Holmes scored 13 points (second-highest total on the team) and added two rebounds and two steals to help the East to a 79-78 win back in March. East coach Anne Long had her on the floor in critical moments down the stretch. She displayed her athleticism, swarmed passing lanes and used her long strides to get to the basket.

If anyone was doubting Holmes, she certainly proved herself against the nation’s best.

Read Chris Hunn's complete story.

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