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D-III Basketball Standout Skips Sweet 16 for Spring Break in Mexico

Paige Carlin opted to enjoy Spring Break in Mexico, rather than with her team in the Sweet 16.
Paige Carlin opted to enjoy Spring Break in Mexico, rather than with her team in the Sweet 16.
Eric MatulaContributor IIMarch 9, 2012

King's College basketball standout Paige Carlin decided that a trip to Cancun was more important than a trip to the Sweet 16.

Instead of traveling with the team to face off against Emmanuel College in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division-III tournament, Carlin headed south to Mexico for Spring Break.

Carlin bailed on her teamand she wasn't just a benchwarmer. The senior forward led the Lady Monarchs in scoring with 11.4 points per game. She also picked up 1,000 points for her career on Feb. 11.

And if that wasn't enough, apparently she didn't tell anyone until after the fact. In an interview with the Citizens' Voice, head coach Brian Donoghue said, "We're not letting it be a distraction. We'll be fine."

So, as the Lady Monarchs play in one of their biggest games in school history, Carlin is at the beach, officially scratched off the roster.

Who can blame her though? Going to a place where you can freely and continually update your status is way cooler. Plus, getting tagged on the beach and bathing in the sun sounds much more appetizing than going to Amherst, Massachusetts in the winter.

So, what's better than the taste of victory? Obviously Jose Cuervo.

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