Bradley Central's Brooke Copeland Leads Bearettes Into Sub-State Playoffs

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Updated: 2/28/2014 6:38 pm
Cleveland, TN-(WDEF) Bradley Central hosts Oakland Saturday night in the sub-state playoffs.
Senior forward Brooke Copeland will try to get the Bearettes back in the state tournament for the second straight year.
The University of Florida signee is a menace on the court.
But off the court, she's like the mayor of Bradley Central high school, given her student involvement.
  Bradley Central coach Jason Reuter realized Brooke Copeland was a special player back in middle school, and he's not surprised she has blossomed into an SEC talent.
"She has topped out at 6'1 and a half, but she can run like a 5'9" guard. Her length and her extremities are long. Her arms and leg, and she just has a prototype basketball body."
  Reuter says Copeland has a competitive fire that exceeds her skill set.
"Tomorrow night when we play Oakland here, no one will be playing any harder than Brooke Copeland, and I can assure you that."
Said Copeland,"I wouldn't say I was a sore loser, but I'm not a very pleasant loser at all. I think that I hate losing more than I like winning, honestly."
  Hard to believe this competitive, tough girl is the reigning homecoming queen at Bradley Central.
"I was at the All American Camp this summer, and this guy called me a 'Stone Cold Killer' because no one thinks this blonde girl is gonna be this crazy and aggressive girl that completely turns off her smiling, giggling self, just to be like kick-butt on the basketball court."
  This 'Stone Cold Killer' has scored over 2,000 points in her career.
Said Reuter,"It just says that she's playing at a very high level at a very young age. To do that, you're probably starting as a freshman."
 Off the court, it seems like Copeland is part of 2,000 clubs from student council to the yearbook staff and Christian Crusaders.
Said Reuter,"It says that she's just loving life. 
Added Copeland,"You know, I kind of like try to put things in God's hands, and that's just really important to me"
Said Reuter,"I think Brooke is the type of personality that can reach out to all types of people, and I think that's what makes her special."
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