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Mackenzie Gibson helped her North Johnston High varsity girls basketball team repeat as Johnstonian News Holiday Invitational champion last week, making her this week’s Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week.
Mackenzie, the Lady Panthers’ lone captain and senior, averaged 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals in their two victories in the tournament at North Johnston, downing Raleigh Charter 48-7 in the semifinals Thursday and clipping Falls Lake Academy 52-48 in double overtime in Saturday’s championship game.
The daughter of Shannon and Joe Gibson of Pine Level, Mackenzie has a 3.8 GPA at North Johnston while taking honors courses. She is the senior class president and also plays volleyball and softball for the Lady Panthers.
Mackenzie also participates in the JOCO Teen Drivers program operated by Johnston County Schools. She works part-time at Carolina Premium Outlets in Smithfield and is a volunteer youth basketball coach for Pine Level Parks and Recreation Department.