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Name: Riley D’Angelo

School: Bellwood-Antis

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: D’Angelo’s offensive rebound and assist to Alli Campbell gave Bellwood-Antis its first lead in the second half of its 41-36 win over Blairsville in the PIAA Class 2A semifinals. Her subsequent 3-pointer put the Lady Blue Devils ahead to stay.

Season update: D’Angelo is averaging 10.5 points per game for the Lady Blue Devils, who play Philadelphia West Catholic today in the PIAA final.

Coach Jim Swaney’s quote: “She’s a great kid — she’s a funny kid who makes me laugh a lot. I would say she’s the best on-ball defender in central Pennsylvania. She’s a great athlete — she’s very quick. She sacrifices her offensive game for the good of the team. She’s a complete player, and we wouldn’t be in the position we’re in without her.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Stinson

Favorite subject: Problems of Democracy

Favorite movie: 21 Jump Street

Favorite food: Chocolate

Favorite song: “God’s Plan” by Drake

Outside interests: Playing soccer and being with friends

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: JuJu Smith-Schuster

Best athlete I ever competed against: Everett’s Kaitlyn Maxwell

Most influential person on my athletic career: All of my coaches and my dad

Proudest athletic achievement: All-tournament team for the Relliance Bank Tournament

How I got my start in basketball: “All of my friends played, and they talked me into coming to it after school clinics.”

Future goal: Attend college and become a physician’s assistant

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