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Lady Lion senior off to strong start

Mirror Athlete Of The Week

Name: Adalynn Cherry

School: Altoona Area

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Cherry scored 16 points in a 56-11 victory over Central Dauphin East and led all scorers once again with 21 points in a 50-16 victory over Carlisle later in the week. Cherry also had several steals in both games.

Season update: Cherry is averaging 18.5 points per game as Altoona is off to a 2-0 start both overall and in the Mid-Penn Conference.

Coach Chris Fleegle’s quote: “Adalynn’s performance over the past two games showed her overall talent on both sides. She turned her scoring on when the team needed it, but her commitment level on the defensive end — with tipped passes, steals and her defensive rebounding — was outstanding. She’s a leader that gets the whole team to follow her.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Lowe

Favorite subject: English

Favorite movie: “Pitch Perfect 2”

Favorite food: Mike’s Court Italian nachos

Favorite song: “My Girl” by the Temptations

Outside interests: Writing, reading, tennis

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Oregon graduate and WNBA player Sabrina Ionescu

Best athlete I ever competed against: Bellwood-Antis graduate Alli Campbell

Most influential person on my athletic career: My brother, Nate

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 Class 6A championship last year

How I got my start in basketball: “Shooting with my dad, Tim, at the Summit when I was 5.”

Future goal: Own my own athletic training facility

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