B-A’s Haralson delivers in clutch
Name: Sakeria Haralson
Athlete of the week achievement: Haralson had 15 points and 12 rebounds in the ICC championship, a 55-53 win over Everett. She made three out of four free throws in the final 30 seconds and blocked a late 3-pointer. She also scored 16 points in an ICC North-clinching win over Mount Union.
Season update: Haralson is averaging 11 rebounds per game and is shooting 64 percent from the field.
Coach Jim Swaney’s quote: “She’s a dominant athlete and a kid who is a tireless worker. She’s a really good kid, and I love having her around. Being just a sophomore as she progresses, her better years are to come. She’s a clutch player and she accepts challenges.”
Favorite teacher: Mr. Burch
Favorite subject: English
Favorite movie: “Marley and Me”
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite song: Bruno Mars’ “Finesse”
Outside interests: Reading, writing, hanging out with family and friends
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: West Virginia
Pro athlete most admired: Stephen Curry
Best athlete I ever competed against: Altoona’s Caranda Perea
Most influential person on my athletic career: My grandmother, Tonya
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning AAU nationals with my AAU team in summer of 2016.
How I got my start in basketball: My grandmother helped me keep up with it.
Future goal: To become an author