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Posted: Wednesday, February 4, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 1:24 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

When Canyon Del Oro girls’ basketball head coach Keri Brown is asked what standout senior guard Nadi Carey brings to the Dorados, the answer is simple.

“Everything that comes to mind,” said Brown. “Passing, shooting, breaks, defense, all of it.”

While “everything” might seem a little hard to live up to game in and game out, it’s all in a day’s work for Carey.

In Friday night’s 50-24 victory over Cholla, Carey had six points, but scoring wasn’t her aim.

“I was trying to get a lot of assists this game,” Carey said. “But that didn’t work out that well for me this time.”

Carey did have  assists, feeding junior Sydney Lewis, the game’s leading scorer on many occasions. Carey also dove for loose balls, stole passes, rebounded and generally made life difficult for Cholla on both sides of the court.

That intensity comes from a deep appreciation of both her teammates and her coach.

Echoing her coach’s words, when asked about what she enjoys the most about playing at CDO, Carey responds, “Everything.”

“My teammates are just really friendly, we bonded really well,” said Carey, who transferred to CDO this season from Flowing Wells.

“I love the coach’s mentality, she brings a lot of spice,” she added.

Carey has caught the eye of Eastern Washington University, where she is committed to play next season.

“I want to play against the best, so the competition will be fun for me,” Carey said.

That thirst for competition is what may well send Carey to an even higher level.

Although she is not counting on anything, when asked about taking her skills to the WNBA, Carey said simply, “Yeah, that’d be tight.”

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Tuesday, September 16

Boys Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Buena, Cienega at Marana

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge, Catalina at Amphi (Silverbell GC)

Catalina Foothills, Pueblo, Sahuarita at Sahuaro

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Mountain View at Rio Rico

Ironwood Ridge at Glendale Ironwood

Swimming (@4 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge, Sahuarita at Desert Christian

Wednesday, September 17

Girls Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Rincon at CDO

Ironwood Ridge, Desert View at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Cross Country (@4:30)

Salpointe at Catalina Foothills

Palo Verde, Nogales at Marana

Rincon, St. Gregory at CDO

Sahuarita, Pueblo, Pusch Ridge at Desert View

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Empire at Marana (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

CDO at Queen Creek

Cienega at Mountain View

Sahuaro at Catalina Foothills

Walden Grove at Pusch Ridge

Thursday, September 18

Girls Golf

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Boys Golf

Sahuaro and Salpointe at Ironwood Ridge

CDO, Rincon, Sunnyside at Tucson High

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Marana at Sahuarita

Ironwood Ridge at Sahuaro (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

Catalina Foothills at Rincon

Pusch Ridge at San Manuel

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Marana vs. Tucson at Quincy Douglas Pool

Cienega at Marana

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Amphi

Catalina Foothills at Sahuaro

Freshman Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Flowing Wells at Marana (4 p.m.)

Desert View at Mountain View

Cienega at CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

JV Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Amphi at Marana

Santa Cruz Valley at Pusch Ridge

Mountain View at Desert View

CDO at Cienega

Buena at Ironwood Ridge

Sahuarita at Catalina Foothills

Friday, September 19

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge at Mt. Carmel Invitational (San Diego, CA)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

Football (@7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at Santa Cruz Valley

Catalina at Marana

Desert Vista at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Cienega at CDO

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

Saturday, September 20

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Marana at Old Pueblo Invite(Lincoln Park)

Mountain View at San Diego

Catalina Foothills, CDO at Ojo Rojo (Chandler, AZ)

Swimming

Marana at Wolves Classic (Chandler High)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

 

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