B-A’s Haralson delivers in clutch

Name: Sakeria Haralson

School: Bellwood-Antis

Age: 16

Grade: Sophomore

Sport: Basketball

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

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