Girls Athlete of the Week: Sophie Harris, Cathedral

Girls Athlete of the Week: Sophie Harris, Cathedral

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Girls Athlete of the Week: Sophie Harris, Cathedral

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

* Highlights: Harris had 10 points in a 64-57 win over Milaca and had 20 points in a 53-39 victory over Princeton, helping the 18-8 Crusaders earn the No. 3 seed in North Sub-Section 5-2A.

* What has competing in athletics taught you? “It’s taught me discipline and teamwork and leadership. Those are probably the three main skills I’ve learned throughout high school.”

* What’s your most memorable high school moment? “It would probably be when Erin Stocker hit a three last year to put us into overtime at Mora and then we won. It was a really huge win.”

* What’s your pre-game routine? “We usually go to someone’s house for a home-made dinner and we watch “Ellen” together.

* What’s your most embarrassing high school moment? “I’ve fallen down the stairs (at Cathedral) too many times. My freshman year, I fell down the stairs in front of a bunch of senior guys and that was very embarrassing.”

* Favorite food: Popcorn.

* Favorite movie: Mean Girls.

* Favorite TV show: Pretty Little Liars.

* Favorite Web site/video game: Twitter. She likes to play Sims on her home computer.

* What are your post-high-school plans? “I plan to go to a four-year college, but I’m not sure where yet.” She’s looking at majoring in mathematics and has her school choices down to St. Benedict, Concordia-Moorhead and St. Thomas.

* What’s next? The Crusaders are host to a playoff game at 7 p.m. Thursday againt Rockford.

The Rockets are the sixth seed and are 11-15 overall. The teams did not meet during the regular season.

Thursday’s winner advances to the subsection semifinals at 2:45 p.m. Saturday against either No. 2 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (20-6) or No. 7 Maple Lake (12-12) in Cokato. The North Subsection 5-2A final is 6 p.m. March 5 in Cokato.

“There’s not really anything we’re probably going to do different,” Harris said. “We’ll just play our game and be ready for anything.”

— Tom Elliott

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