Athlete of the Week: Karaleigh Dodson

Karaleigh Dodson, junior, plays for the Chatham Central girls basketball team.


Chatham Central girls basketball’s Karaleigh Dodson earns athlete of the week honors for the week of Jan. 1.

In the Bears’ 66-50 win over Graham on Jan. 2, Dodson recorded a dominant 17-point, 18-rebound (season-high) double-double. She also dished out a team-high seven assists.

Dodson followed that with 20 points and nine rebounds in Friday’s 51-43 victory over Cummings. As of Jan. 8, Dodson is second in points and rebounds per game in the Mid-Carolina 1A/2A conference, averaging 17 points and 10.7 rebounds per night.