Lee puts up big numbers

Name: Darby Lee

School: Altoona

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Lee scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in Altoona’s 67-58 victory at Central Dauphin East on Saturday.

Season update: Lee is averaging 12.4 points and six rebounds per game for the 3-5 Lady Lions.

Coach Jill Helsel’s quote: “She played a complete game against CD East. She rebounded well offensively and went strong to the basket. She led the team, I thought, very well. Overall, I think she’s handled everything well so far this season. Teams are keying on her, and she’s figured out how to get her points and rebounds in a different way than last year.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Lowe

Favorite subject: Biology

Favorite movie: “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “The Hunger Games”

Favorite food: Randy Hatch’s famous chili

Favorite song: “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry

Outside interests: Snowboarding, going to the lake, knee boarding

Favorite professional team: UFC’s Team Silva

Favorite college team: Hartford Hawks

Pro athlete most admired: Shaun White

Best athlete I ever played with: McKenzie Hatch

Best athlete I ever competed against: “I played against two 6-foot-4 twins from Canada over the summer.”

Most influential person on my athletic career: My family

Proudest athletic achievement: My full scholarship to the University of Hartford

How I got my start in basketball: “When I was little, my dad put me in a league and taught me from there.”

Future goal: “Win the District 6 championship, states and make all-state.”