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What position do you play? Forward.

How long have you played basketball in Pea Ridge? Since third grade.

Do you have plans after high school? College, maybe Missouri Southern State University. I don’t know if I want to play basketball there, maybe just get a regular scholarship. I want to do something medical.

What’s your favorite thing about playing basketball? Being able to play with my friends.

Do you play any other sports? I play softball and I played volleyball this year. It was our first year, we did really bad.

Your parents own Blackhawk grill, what’s your favorite thing to eat there? Mozzarella sticks.

Do you have time to have a part-time job while you play basketball? I guess, I work at Blackhawk mostly on Saturdays during lunch.

What are your goals for yourself this year? To get a scholarship. I want to show my older brother and sister that are not in college that they can still go.

What is the biggest challenge this season for the team? Proving to people we are capable of doing what they expect. So far we are pretty decent, we are 1-2.

Is there a team you are looking forward to playing this season? Gravette, there’s that crazy girl that got an intentional foul against me.

What do you do in your spare time? Hang out with Lexi (Paryzek) or my boyfriend. (Lexi and I) have been friends since fourth grade.

Does the team have any traditions before games? We pray before every game.


5:30 p.m. - Junior High basketball at Gravette.

Tuesday, Dec. 8

5:30 p.m. - Senior High basketball vs. Gravette, Pea Ridge High School.

Thursday, Dec. 10-Saturday, Dec. 12

TBA - Arvest Classic, Senior High boys at Rogers Thursday, Dec. 10

4:30 p.m. - Junior High basketball vs, Green Forest, Pea Ridge High School Saturday, Dec. 12

9 a.m. - Seventh grade basketball vs. Elkins, Pea Ridge High School Monday, Dec. 14

5:30 p.m. - Junior High basketball vs. Shiloh, Pea Ridge High School Tuesday, Dec. 15

5:30 p.m. Senior High basketball at Shiloh Friday, Dec. 18

4 p.m. - Junior and Senior High basketball vs. Greenland, Pea Ridge High SchoolMonday, Dec. 28-Wednesday, Dec. 31

TBA - Holiday Tournament, Senior High girls at Berryville

TBA - Holiday Tournament, Senior High boys atWashburn

Sports, Pages 8 on 12/02/2009

Print Headline: Spotlight on Seniors

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