Brittany Wiseman, Southern, basketball

Q&A --

January 10, 2007|By PAT O'MALLEY | PAT O'MALLEY,Sun Reporter

Afour-year starting guard and a team captain for Southern, Brittany Wiseman makes the offense go and has a penchant for taking care of the basketball. She has helped the team get off to a 9-2 start. Her clutch jumper with 20 seconds left gave the Bulldogs a 45-44 win over Annapolis last Friday. The victory was a county-career record 416th for coach Linda Kilpatrick.

What does Coach Kilpatrick's milestone mean to you and the team?

It means that we've been helping her set the all-time record. We're proud of her. We know that if we listen and do what she tells us that we will win. She pushes us a lot and makes us work harder. I like that.

Did you think you would make the team as a freshman, and how tough was it playing?

No, I didn't think I would make varsity as a freshman, and when I did and started playing, it wasn't too tough. I was able to sneak up on people at first, but teams got to know me and it got a little tougher.

How old were you when you started playing basketball?

I was 6 years old and one day I was playing with my friends and made my first shot. I've been playing ever since.

Who taught you how to play?

My dad, Brian Wiseman, who played at Northern High in Calvert County.

Do you like being a captain?

Yes, I like the responsibility. It's my job to push the team and be like one of the coaches on the floor.

Last year's team was 16-7 and made the Class 2A state semifinals. How does this team compare?

We're better, get up and down the floor faster and have a lot of experience. We're a complete family, get along really well, and I think we can go all the way, if we play our game.

Do you have any people you look up to?

[Rapper] Lil Wayne and Allen Iverson.

What does the future hold?

I want to play in college and know I have to improve my foul shooting, taking care of the ball and seeing the floor better. I'm a good student [3.0 grade point average and 1,200 SAT score] and my favorite subject is math. I want to become a sports therapist.

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