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Austin Provides Life To Lady Bulldogs Attack

Posted: February 8, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Brittany Austin, center, a Fayetteville senior, is averaging 13.5 points and about 10 rebounds in the Lady Bulldogs’ last two games. Austin, a 5-foot-10 post, has stepped up her play since teammate Vanessa Matlock was forced out of the lineup with a broken wrist.

Brittany Austin, center, a Fayetteville senior, is averaging 13.5 points and about 10 rebounds in the Lady Bulldogs’ last two games. Austin, a 5-foot-10 post, has stepped up her play since teammate Vanessa Matlock was forced out of the lineup with a broken wrist.

When senior forward Vanessa Matlock went down in pain in the fourth quarter of Fayetteville’s 44-37 loss to Bentonville on Jan. 25, an already inconsistent Lady Bulldogs offense seemed headed for even more scoring woes.

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Brittany Austin

SCHOOL: Fayetteville

CLASS: Senior

POSITION: Post

HEIGHT: 5-10

NOTABLE: Has averaged 13.5 points and nearly 10 rebounds in the last two games since taking over a starting position after teammate Vanessa Matlock suffered a broken wrist. ... Won the state indoor shot put title with a throw of 36 feet, 6 1/2 inches last week, helping the Lady Bulldogs to a runner-up finish in the team standings.

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