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When you see an eighth-grader make an impact at the varsity level, it immediately piques your interest. Cocoa Beach Minutemen girls’ basketball player Torrie Dortly did just that in her 2019-2020 season.

Torrie played in 23 games and averaged 12.1 points for the Minutemen connecting on 106 field goals, including 28 three-pointers.

Dortly had a slow build at the beginning of the season, scoring four, five, and nine points in her first three games. Her first double-digit game came in game four in December against Space Coast when she finished with 14 points. She would go on to score in double digits in three consecutive December games.

After starting 2020 with 17 points against West Shore, Dortly would score a season-high 23 points a few games later against Covenant Christian on January 13. She made nine field goals in that game and went 5-for-9 from the free-throw line. She did all that damage without a three-pointer. Defensively, she had six steals just for good measure.  She backed that up with a 21-point game against Edgewood the following night.

Dortly capped off her season with three straight double-digit outings, including 22 points against Satellite, 19 against West Shore, and 12 against Melbourne Central Catholic. The Minutemen won two of those games before having their season ended by MCC.

With a young team, Cocoa Beach has nowhere to go but up. There is no doubt that Torrie will be a big part of that future success. Brevard Sports Network wishes the team the best of luck this coming season and beyond.