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Central’s Johnson, Vance head to Savannah State

Central basketball players Teyah Johnson and Karla Vance signed Wednesday to play at Savannah State.
Central basketball players Teyah Johnson and Karla Vance signed Wednesday to play at Savannah State. Submitted photo

The Savannah State women’s basketball program won the Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and advanced to the NCAA tournament just two years ago.

Central-Phenix City players Teyah Johnson and Kayla Vance hope to be a part of Savannah State’s success in the future.

The two Lady Red Devils signed with Savannah State on Wednesday.

Johnson, a guard, averaged 5.8 points a game last season. She also handed out 45 assists and made 22 steals.

“Teyah loves the game of basketball,” Central coach Carolyn Wright said. “She brings a lot of energy to the game. She has the capacity to shoot the ball from outside as well as drive to the basket. Teyah can play (both guard positions).”

Vance, a forward, averaged 9.9 points and 6.3 rebounds a game a year ago. She also had 453 steals and 12 blocked shots.

“Kayla plays at the forward position,” Wright said. “She demands respect inside and outside the paint.

“Our guards have a lot more confidence in their shots because of her rebounding ability. KV is one of our go to-players and we can depend on her to get the job done.”

Central is 1-1 this season and returns to the court on Friday at Northside High at 6 p.m.

Kevin Price: 706-320-4493, @lesports

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