Watervliet’s Ailayia Demand a Starter Since the Eighth Grade

March 30, 2013 – Watervliet High School basketball sensation Ailayia Demand was a starter at point guard for the Cannoneers since the eighth grade.  Demand is the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,455 career points.  She was also a member of four Section II championship teams, and the Times Union Small School Player of the Year two years in a row.  Demand averaged 19 points, close to 7 assists, and 6 steals the 2012-2013 season.  In her final game, a Watervliet loss to Salmon River, Demand poured in 39 points (27 in the first half) and picked the pockets of her opponents for 11 steals.

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