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Female Athlete of Week: Hileman’s great work ethic pays off

Name: Allison Hileman

School: Hollidaysburg Area

Age: 16

Grade: Junior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Hileman scored a team-high 16 points, including 14 in the first half, in a 50-23 win over Bellefonte and had a game-high 29 points in a 46-40 win over Portage.

Season update: Hileman averages 13.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.

Coach Deanna Jubeck’s quote: “Allison is a special player who understands what is needed to improve her game and always has kept the team goals directly in her vision. Her work ethic is a great example of what it takes to be a well-rounded basketball player. She does everything that is asked of her both on and off the court and has accepted a leadership role on our team. There is a quote that says, ‘Nothing works before you do.’ Her work is paying for the team and for Allison.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Harris

Favorite subject: Calculus

Favorite movie: “The Greatest Showman”

Favorite food: The Meadows’ banana ice cream

Favorite song: “Speechless” by Dan + Shay

Outside interests: Hanging out with friends, working out at Core, watching my brother and sister’s sporting events

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Pitt

Pro athlete most admired: JuJu Smith-Schuster

Best athlete I ever competed against: State College’s Maya Bokunewicz

Most influential person on my athletic career: My mom (Jill)

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 championship last year

How I got my start in basketball: Biddy basketball at the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA

Future goal: Attend college and play basketball

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