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Alle-Kiski Female Athlete of the Week

| Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010

Hannah Shaffer

School: Apollo-Ridge

Class: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Notable: The point guard and all-around threat combined for 40 points, 22 assists and 21 steals in the Vikings' past three wins.

You're doing as much passing as scoring lately. Is it a matter of who's hot or how opponents are defending?

Alyssa (Eckman) has been hot the last few games, so of course I'm going to try and get her the ball. That, and I'm always defending the best scorer on each team, so that tires you out after a while.

Is veteran coach Ray Bartha fun to play for?

I guess it depends. I think he has fun with us as individuals and how we pick on each other in practice. Sometimes, he'll tease us and yell something like, 'What, are you blind?' During games, he's a lot more intense.

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