State College’s Lexi Risha is a Centre Daily Times’ Athlete of the Week.
Risha paced the Lady Little Lions with 16 points in their 42-41 win over Altoona in the District 6 Class 6A championship game Friday night. With State College trailing 39-37 with more than one minute remaining in the fourth quarter, Risha hit a 3-pointer to give the Lady Little Lions the lead. She knocked down two free throws to push the lead to 42-39 with 36 seconds left.
Risha helped State College beat No. 2 seed Mifflin County 50-46 before she led her team past top-seeded Altoona for the title.
The Lady Little Lions will open the PIAA playoffs on March 9.