Girls Athlete of the Week: Amazih Eickhoff, Albany

Girls Athlete of the Week: Amazih Eickhoff, Albany

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Girls Athlete of the Week: Amazih Eickhoff, Albany

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* Year in school/sport: Junior guard on the girls basketball team.

* Highlights: Eickhoff had 11 points in a 64-54 win at Little Falls and then followed that up with 19 points in an 81-53 win over Princeton. She leads the 20-3 Huskies, who are ranked eighth in the state in Class 2A, with 90 steals.

* What has competing in athletics taught you? “It’s really taught me to play as a team and what a team really is.”

* What’s your most memorable high school moment? “Probably scoring my 1,000th point at Long Prairie … because it showed me how hard I’ve worked and just to see how far I’ve come so far.”

* What’s your pre-game routine? “Nothing too special. We just kind of go down to the locker room at halftime (of the JV game), do a prayer and one player sings. And then we come upstairs.”

* What’s your most embarrassing high school moment? “Probably getting four fouls in the first half my eighth-grade year. (Head coach Jon) Noreen forgot to take me out.”

* Favorite food: Alfredo.

* Favorite movie: A Walk To Remember.

* Favorite TV show: Criminal Minds.

* Favorite Web site: Twitter.

* What are your post-high-school plans? “Probably go to a four-year college and playing basketball.” As for a major, she’s thinking about “something with children, like teaching elementary (school).”

* What’s next? The Huskies (13-0, 20-3) are host to Foley (10-4, 17-7) at 7:30 tonight in a Granite Ridge Conference game.

Albany has won 11 straight and beat the Falcons 78-54 Jan. 17 at Foley. Foley is third in the GRC.

“It’s going to make us actually play our best game to stop that big post (6-foot-5 Tara Dusharm),” Eickhoff said.

Dusharm scored her 1,000th career point last week.

“She has about 100 of them against us,” Albany head coach Josh Dorn said. “She’s very good.”

— Tom Elliott

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