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Vidalia High Poole sisters bond over playing basketball together

VIDALIA — Two Vidalia High girls basketball players share a bond beyond the court.

The Vidalia High Lady Vikings 2019-20 basketball season was special for both Nyla Poole and Jada Poole.

That was the only season the Poole sisters played on the same team during high school.

“We all looked forward to this one season we got to play basketball with each other,” Nyla Poole said. “This season was one of a kind because Jada is going to college next year.”

The Poole sisters brought basketball experience to the Lady Vikings team.

Nyla Poole has played basketball since she was in kindergarten while Jada Poole has played basketball since second grade.

The Poole sisters learned how to play with each other through playing against their father, James Poole Jr., in pickup basketball games on the blacktops of Vidalia.

Both Nyla and Jada Poole have learned how to play with each other through the pickup basketball games.

“We both adapted to each other games, so we have learned how to play with each other to put us in the best position to be successful on the court,” Nyla Poole said.

In the Lady Vikings’ 2019-20 season, Jada Poole was named the player of the game against the Delta Charter School Lady Storm and led the Lady Vikings with 20 points in the game against the Lady Storm.

“It’s a lot of fun playing on the same team,” Nyla Poole said. “We already have chemistry with growing up and playing basketball together. We both have a love of the game.”

Vidalia High ended their season with an 87-43 loss to Red River High School on Feb. 20 in the first round of the LHSAA Class 2A playoffs.

“I have enjoyed playing with my sister this season,” Nyla Poole said. “I just want to thank the Lord for giving me the opportunity for me to play with her.”