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Slain Dundalk High School star's jersey retired

Posted at 11:38 PM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 23:38:00-05

DUNDALK, Md. (WMAR) — A legend on the hardwood at Dundalk High School that was taken too soon was honored Friday night.

Tracey Carrington was the school’s all-time leading scorer.

In September she was killed in a targeted attack outside of a bar in Overlea.

The number 13 will never be worn again, the shot clock she had beat to score over a thousand points was stuck on it during a ceremony.

Her twin brother Charles took his time to address the crowd, his best friend since birth taken in an instant.

“She was a person that really wanted to see people succeed you know,” said Charles Carrington. “We grew up in a part of Baltimore where not too many people make it out you know.”

When she got to Morgan State the schools all-time scoring leader Tiny Adams quickly heard about the fiery young guard from Baltimore.

“The first time I met her she challenged me to a game,” Adams said. “Her heart her grit and passion for the game I just kinda gravitated towards it. That’s what started our relationship.”

The two went on to play overseas together.

James Thomas coached Carrington when she was in high school and says she led by example on the court.

“She didn’t just go in there and impose her will, she stepped on the court and would say we are going to do it this way and we are going to all roll together,” said Thomas. “She had that tenacity and didn’t back down from anything.”

Cindy Vetri was her high school coach and called her the daughter she never had and an older sister to her son.

Carrington was about to start training Vetri’s son the weekend that she was killed.

“Tracey was going to give back,” said Vetri. “Tracey was going to give to the young kids and this generation the guidance and mentorship and the coaching and teaching. Just being a positive role model.”

Thee ones who loved her carrying her legacy.

Her spirit living on through the number she wore— and the people she touched.

“Do everything 100% And that’s what Tracey did,” Charles Carrington said. “That’s what Tracey did 100%. If you want to be a football player a basketball player, a scientist, go to college really do that.”

The people responsible for shooting her still haven’t been found.