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South Forsyth's Welch signs with Mercer women's basketball
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South Forsyth senior girls basketball player Ally Welch posed for pictures with her Lady War Eagles teammates Wednesday after signing a National Letter of Intent with Mercer University. - photo by Brian Paglia
Two years ago, Ally Welch walked into a Mercer women’s basketball summer camp because the University of Maryland told her to. The Lady Terrapins had seen the 5-foot-11 forward at a camp in College Park, Md., and liked what they saw; offered her a scholarship even. But the numbers game of recruiting didn’t work in Welch’s favor.