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March 14, 2013

CCS grad having success on college court

Freshman guard started 26 of 27 games for Express

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“Liz Millea’s older sister (Sarah) is one of my best friends, so it has been really great to see her replace me at point guard,” she continued. “I remember her when she was little. I have seen her grow up. It is amazing to see how good she has gotten and to see her grow.”

It has been a wonderful basketball season, according to Erkson.

“We made the playoffs for the first time and won a game in the playoffs, and following Cooperstown basketball has been so much fun,” she said.

Wells plays in the NCAA Division III. The Express finished 13-14 overall, but 11-6 in the NEAC. On Feb. 19, Wells upset host SUNYIT in the first round of the tournament, 82-80. Erkson scored 16 points, and had seven rebounds and three assists. On Feb. 23, Wells lost in the semifinals to eventual champ Lancaster Bible College, 69-50, to end its season.

Erkson may miss the start of the 2013-14 season, because she is considering taking a semester in Italy, but O’Brien said he believes she will be ready to play next winter. She is a psychology major and she said she wants to be a child’s advocate when she graduates.

In the meantime, Erkson said she is happy to have found a college experience that reminds her so much of home.

“College at Wells is a lot like Cooperstown,” she said. “It is a family atmosphere and everyone is very supportive.”

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