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By Jimmie Earls
Sun Sports Writer
Katie Filiatreau, Springfield native and 2005 graduate of Washington County High School, hit the hardwood again in Washington County this past Thursday night. But instead of wearing the WC blue and gold of the Commanderettes, she was wearing the black and orange of the Georgetown Tigers.
It’s been four years since Filiatreau played for the Commanderettes, where she made All-Region in basketball, softball and volleyball. Coming back to Washington County as a member of the opposing team has been interesting to say the least.
“It’s a little different, especially under these conditions,” said Filiatreau. “We weren’t expecting to play down here. We were scheduled to play at home, but we found out around 11 this morning and I called my family and let them know we’d be playing down here. I’ve been here a few times during the summer working camps and playing a little pick-up. I’ve seen the gym here before but it was definitely a little different.”
The Tiger senior has been solid for Georgetown during her career and was recently named as Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 24.
She began the week with a 27-point performance against Pikeville College, hitting seven three-pointers in a 91-56 win. She wound up the week with 15 points, all from three-point range, in an 83-35 win over West Virginia Tech.
Aside from doing well on the court, Filiatreau is solid in the classroom and just a few months away from graduating.
“It’s going well. I have 12 hours this semester,” added Filiatreau. “I finish up this May and graduate. I’ve already applied to physical therapy school, so I’ll have three more years of school after I graduate in May.”
Katie was excited to see such support during the game against St. Catharine in Springfield. It’s something she appreciates and would like to thank everyone in Washington County.
“Thanks for all the support,” Filiatreau said. “I’ve had people behind me from the time I was five or six years old. It’s been such a good atmosphere, even at Washington County when I was in high school during the years we were losing. We always had great support from fans, family and citizens. Everybody’s always been behind me, even since I’ve been at Georgetown. It’s really nice to know that I can come back home to some familiarity.”