Junior 6-0 forward Felia Fayne made a name for herself last March on the largest stage high basketball has to offer. She scored her team’s first eight points and finished with a team-high 18 in the first round of the state tournament against Macon County. Covington lost that game, but Fayne made a splash and the team, which is ranked sixth in the state, is a favorite to get back to Murfreesboro. I sat down with her recently and asked questions about basketball, social media and what it’s like TO have her dad (Felix Fayne) as a teacher at her school.

Q: How old were you when you started playing basketball?

A: 10, I think.

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Q: Were you taller than most of the players back then?

A: Yes, sir.

Q: What’s something the average player doesn’t understand about what it takes to play basketball at this level?

A: The mindset. You have to play really hard all the time.

Q: How many hours a day do you spend on your phone?

A: Not that much. Just every now and then.

Q: What’s your favorite social media

A: Instagram.

Q: Do you think social media does more harm or more good?

A: You can use social media for two different things. If you play sports, you can get yourself out there. But there’s more harm sometimes with all the drama.

Q: What’s a food you can’t stand?

A: Sushi.

Q What’s playing a high school sport like compared to how you thought it would be when you were younger?

A: It’s more challenging. When you’re younger you’re thinking it’s just a fun sport. It’s still fun, though, but very challenging. You have to work hard.

Q: What was it like playing at the state tournament last year?

A: It was a fun experience. It was something new for me because it was my first time going there and being watched. Hopefully we’ll have a chance to go back.

Q: Who’s the funniest or goofiest player on the team?

A: DaNiyasia Robinson.

Q: What’s she like?

A: She’s goofy, but she brightens up the team and the team comes together. We just have a good time.

Q: What’s the last movie you saw?

A: “You”

Q: What’s the last song you listened to?

A: “Stay” by Tyrese.

Q: What’s it like having your dad in the building all the time?

A: It’s normal. He’ll come and talk to me about stuff every now and then.

Q: Who would win a 3-point shooting contest between you two?

A: My dad.

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Q: What about you and Coach Katrisha Glass?

A: Uh, I guess coach.

Q: What about one-on-one vs. Coach Glass?

A: Me.

Q: Let’s do a little word association. You up for that?

A: Sure.

Q: Munford?

A: Physical.

Q: Brighton?

A: Fast.

Q: Macon County?

A: Shooters.

Q: Murfreesboro?

A: State tournament.