McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

February 15, 2013

Ashley Washington ‘tough as nails’

By Matt Goisman
Sports Writer

McALESTER — Passing seems to come naturally for McAlester senior Ashley Washington. In basketball she plays shooting guard; in soccer she plays midfield.

Her favorite basketball memory is of a pass.

“We were playing against Hugo my junior year, and everyone had fouled out, and we were in overtime, and I gave the assist to the winning shot,” Washington said Wednesday.

Growing up in McAlester, Washington has known her Lady Buffalo teammates for a long time. She started playing basketball in the third grade — “Basketball was easier then,” she said — at Tannehill, teaming up with or facing off against teammates like Meredith Saunier, Heather Brozovich and Shattee Robinson.

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