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Lions’ Perea total team player

Name: Caranda Perea

School: Altoona

Age: 18

Grade: 12

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Scored 21 points, had eight blocks and eight rebounds in Altoona’s 60-54 overtime win over Mount Lebanon in the first round of the state playoffs.

Season update: She is averaging 16.0 points-per game, 9.0 rebounds per game and 6-blocks per game this season for the Lady Lions.

Coach Chris Fleegle’s quote: “Her willingness to do whatever is asked of her, whether that would be playing outside or inside, protecting our rim, makes her special. Whatever the team needs to help the team win, she will do.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Foust

Favorite subject: Economics

Favorite movie: “Inside Out”

Favorite food: Chipotle

Favorite song: Anything by Michael Jackson

Outside interests: Watching movies

Favorite professional team: Los Angeles Lakers

Favorite college team: George Washington

Pro athlete most admired: Kobe Bryant

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

Most influential person on my athletic career: Kobe Bryant

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning districts this year.

How I got my start in basketball: My mom went out and bought me a Little Tikes basketball hoop when I was 3.

Future goal: I want to play professional basketball.

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