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Elizabeth Seton High School’s Camden Musgrave doesn’t remember many specifics from when she played Amateur Athletic Union basketball under Roadrunners’ coach Jonathan Scruggs about eight years ago.

But one thing she does recall from her Maryland Hurricane days is the ball-handling drills.

“Crossover, behind the back, between the legs,” Musgrave said, “As many times as we could, just as our warm up.”

Musgrave, now Seton’s leading scorer, has since refined her dribbling, as well as her shooting, driving and defense. But off the court, the senior isn’t all that different from her 10-year old self, Scruggs said.

“There’s a few things that haven’t changed and I don’t think are ever going to change. She’s always had a big smile and a big personality,” Scruggs said. “And that hasn’t changed.”

Musgrave, a 5-foot-9 guard, is averaging a team-high 17.3 points for the Roadrunners (15-4, 8-2), who are competing for the top spot in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference.

The third-year varsity player is helping lead Seton’s offense and defense, averaging five rebounds, four assists and four steals per game.

She’s a different — much improved — player from what she was with the Hurricanes, said Seton senior Casey Davis, who played AAU basketball with Musgrave. But she’s still the same, fun teammate, Davis said.

“She’s just always been the same,” Davis said. “She’s always had a good personality, always really goofy.”

Musgrave started high school at the Academy of the Holy Cross and transferred to Seton as a sophomore, reuniting with Scruggs and Davis after about four years apart.

“I knew she was really good,” Davis said. “… I was excited for her to come to Seton and help us out.”

Musgrave, who signed to play basketball with Central Connecticut State University, has developed into one of the WCAC’s top scorers. Using a well-rounded offensive game, she has hit a team-best 25 3-pointers while converting 83 percent of her nearly seven free throws per game.

“It was really funny because she was like a post player at that age,” Davis said. “… It’s pretty hard for people to guard her because she can either drive or shoot.”

The two-way star scored a game-high 19 points in a Jan. 16 win 58-57 over Paul VI Catholic, a top WCAC team.

“She has another gear to be able to push herself in a way that other people can’t,” Scruggs said. “... That competitiveness, that high level of competitiveness is what really [makes her] one of the best players.”

Musgrave is happy to be back playing under Scruggs on Seton’s basketball team even though “he can be really hard on you,” she said.

“He’s an amazing coach,” Musgrave said. “That’s why I wanted to come back to him so badly. He knows the game really well.”

Musgrave believes Seton, which had a seven-game win streak snapped by the WCAC’s St. John’s College High, has what it takes to win a title.

“I want to help my team the best I can to get to the championship,” Musgrave said.