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Lee dominating paint

January 1, 2013
The Altoona Mirror

Name: Darby Lee

School: Altoona

Age: 16

Grade: Junior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Lee collected tournament MVP honors in the Altoona Area Holiday Tournament with 23 points in an opening-round win against Abington and 10 points in the championship game win over Gateway.

Season update: Lee averages 17.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. The Lady Lions are 4-3.

Coach Jill Helsel's quote: "She has been leading the inside game for us. She's taking the ball strong to the hoop and has been finishing. She's hitting her jump shot and making foul shots when she gets to the line. That's been the key to her success right now."

Favorite teacher: Mr. Lowe

Favorite subject: Science

Favorite movie: "Pirates of the Caribbean"

Favorite food: Seafood

Favorite song: "Hair" by Lady Gaga

Outside interests: Snowboarding and travelling

Favorite professional team: Boston Celtics

Favorite college team: Tennessee women's basketball

Pro athlete most admired: Michael Jordan

Best athlete I ever played with: Mackenzie Hatch

Best athlete I ever competed against: Several AAU players

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents

Proudest athletic achievement: Breaking the school record for most points scored in a game (40) earlier this season against Cumberland Valley

How I got my start in basketball: My dad pretty much just gave me a basketball one day and we started shooting around and I've loved it ever since

Future goal: To get a scholarship to play college basketball

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