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Hobbs heading to stardom

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Hobbs heading to stardom

Drew Dailey, Staff Writer

Freshman Amalia Hobbs is grabbing opponents’ attention this basketball season, averaging eight points per game. She is one of the team leaders in points, guiding the team to a 6-1 record and the first place spot in the junior varsity women’s basketball division.

“(The team) is looking really good right now, we’re excited for the rest of the season, and what’s still to come,” Hobbs said. She believes the team is headed in a positive direction this season and years to come.

As for her future, she is undecided on whether to continue her career in college or not.

“I may want to go Division Three, but I am still unsure,” Hobbs said, who has plenty of time to decide.

Hobbs has played basketball for four years, meaning she has the ability to double her career length in high school alone. With more experience, Hobbs likely could develop into an impactful varsity player.

Hobbs is an all-around athlete, playing field hockey in the fall, basketball in the winter and trying out for the tennis team in the spring. According to field hockey teammate sophomore Lucy Jung, Hobbs is quiet and calm off the playing field, but a dominate and assertive leader on it.

Through her hidden leadership ability, Hobbs has built formidable relationships with her teammates.

Hobbs has the potential to be the best on the team in a few years, according to her teammates. In return, Hobbs attributes some of her success to her teammates, harping on their chemistry together.

“The whole team in general is really good, lots of good players. They’re also really supportive of each other and really fun to be around,” Hobbs said.

As she progresses, look for more strong games from Hobbs and the women’s basketball program, whose remaining home games are Feb. 7, Feb. 9 and Feb. 16.

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