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Athlete of the Week: Ashlyn Jacobs-January 15th

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For Mansfield point guard Ashlyn Jacobs, basketball is a game of inches.  If give her an inch and she'll make you pay. Don't give her an inch and she'll let you hear about it. "I don't think she's realized she's only 5-foot," says Mansfield head coach Kendra Neal.  Jacobs responds, "5-1."

One thing that isn't small about Ashlyn is her enormous love for the game and her sense of humor.  Neal says, "Funny, really. And she keeps her teammates going a lot of times on the court and off the court."

Jacobs says,"I like to have fun."

Ashlyn led the Lady Wolverines to eight straight wins. Mansfield is the #8 team in Class-3A And beat Airline in the championship game of the Doc Edwards Tournament. A game where Ashlyn was nine assists shy of the state record.

Jacobs says, "I wish I would've beat the record." Neal says,"She's tough, she's athletic and she wills her team to win."

In response to winning Athlete of the Week Jacobs says "First I'd like to thank God for my basketball skills and my family and friends for supporting me and of course my coaches and my teammates."

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