Brewton’s McCorvey stars at St. John’s

Published 3:27 pm Wednesday, January 6, 2010

By By Adam Robinson
sports editor

Imagine going from living in the small town of Brewton to Queens, New York some 1,000-plus miles away.
That is exactly what former resident and former T.R. Miller Lady Tiger Joy McCorvey did as she went to St. John’s on a basketball scholarship.
McCorvey, a 6-0 tall forward on the St. John’s Red Storm basketball team, is in her senior year at the school.
McCorvey, a 2006 graduate of T.R. Miller High School, has helped lead the Red Storm to a 12-2 record as of press time.
McCorvey, who is majoring in special education and has a concentration in psychology at St. John’s, said she enjoys going to school up north.
McCorvey is in her fourth year at the school and after college has plans to go to graduate school to get her masters in regular education and plans to continue her stay in the city.
But why the decision to go so far off from Brewton for college?
McCorvey said she has really stepped up her offensive game this season as well as rebounding.
While McCorvey is a star on the basketball court, she is also a star in the classroom.
McCorvey said she comes home about three times a year for Christmas, Easter break, and the month of June before summer school.
While in town for Christmas a couple weeks ago, McCorvey was in attendance at the Escambia County Tournament that took place in Flomaton.
McCorvey’s sister, although injured, was on the T.R. Miller Lady Tiger team that won the championship.
McCorvey’s advice to younger players and students in high school is to no matter where you go, have fun but be smart while having fun.
According to the St. John’s Red Storm website, on Sunday, Dec. 20, McCorvey posted a double-double and three other players reached double figures in scoring as the St. John’s women’s basketball team defeated Virginia Tech, 75-62, to win the Chartwells Holiday Classic Championship.
Three Red Storm players earned honors for their play, as they helped St. John’s post a perfect 2-0 record in tournament action.
McCorvey was named the tournament MVP for the team.
McCorvey posted a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds. She was perfect from the field, going 5-of-5, and was 4-of-6 from the free-throw line. The senior grabbed nine rebounds in the second stanza and finished the game with 15 rebounds, eight offensive boards and seven defensive boards.
McCorvey is the daughter of Joe and Malinda McCorvey of Brewton and has two siblings Joe and Janel McCorvey.

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