This Maryland high school player profiles series is presented by the U.S. Army.
By Liz O’Connell, CountySportsZone.com
Miki Howson left her heart out on the court for Clarksburg High School.
A four-year girls’ basketball varsity player, Howson is among the top five in program history in three stat categories. She is No. 3 in assists (240), No. 3 in points scored in a single game (29 points), and she comes out on top for the most threes in a single game (seven).
In Howson’s final year, she came into her own as a player. She led the team in threes and free throws. She scored an impressive 322 points just this season, about 44 percent of her 726 career points.
Howson’s floor vision, basketball knowledge and competitiveness helped lead the team to back-to-back division championships plus a first-ever regional title.
The point guard showed she was an excellent perimeter shooter, zone buster and finisher, according to head coach Sissy Natoli. Howson paired that skill set with her leadership.
“As my head captain, she was outstanding as a terrific leader, role model and scholar-athlete,” Natoli said. “[She] united all of our players together as one and mentored her teammates whenever needed.”
Her next chapter will take her to Division III Gettysburg College, where she will continue to play basketball.
“We’re looking forward to her leaving her mark at Gettysburg as she did at Clarksburg,” Natoli said.