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BG’s Haigh becoming a leader

Name: Teresa Haigh

School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Haigh buried nine 3-pointers and scored a game-high 36 points as BG clinched a spot in the interdistricts with a 74-51 win over Homer-Center in the District 6 Class 2A quarterfinals.

Season update: Haigh is averaging 16 points and 6 rebounds per game for the Lady Marauders.

Coach Kristi Kaack’s quote: “Teresa is elevating her game on both ends of the floor this year. She is a threat around the 3-point line, can attack the basket and finishes in the low post, making her a challenge for any defender. She has matured as a player and emerged as a leader on the team. We love her encouraging attitude and desire to do anything to help the team succeed. She has put in a lot of work this past year, and it’s wonderful to see it paying off. We are excited to watch her continue to find success as we look to finish our season strong.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Brown

Favorite movie: “The Greatest Showman”

Favorite food: Panera Bread

Favorite song: “Take a Bow” by Rihanna

Outside interests: Playing volleyball, traveling, spending time with friends and family

Favorite college team: Notre Dame

Pro athlete most admired: Jess Kovatch

Best athlete I ever competed against: New Jersey’s Destiny Adams

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, because they always support me and help me reach my goals

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference championship with my team

How I got my start in basketball: “Basketball runs in my family. I’ve been playing basketball for as long as I can remember.”

Future goal: Play college basketball, have a successful career and live a happy life

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