As a first-year senior on a team that starts four sophomores, Allison Warren’s role on the Lebanon Catholic girls’ basketball team is fairly clear. Set the tone. Lead by example. Provide a calming influence.
It may have taken Warren a bit of time to grow into her role. But as she has, the results have become clear.
On Thursday afternoon at Hershey’s Giant Center, Warren helped the Beavers roll to their 18th District Three Class A championship. Warren pumped in a game-high 21 points which included three ‘treys’, as Lebanon Catholic dismissed Halifax 67-43.
But not only were Warren’s points quantity, they were also quality. They were key points that can at critical junctures in the first half, when the game was being decided, not unlike her timely rebounds and crucial assists.
On Tuesday night, Warren was also instrumental in the decision that sent Lebanon Catholic to the championship game – a 57-36 semifinal triumph over the Christian School of York. On that night, Warren drained a pair of three-point field goals and pumped in 18 points to tie teammate Neesha Pierre for high scoring honors.
Lebanon Catholic improved to 18-4 all-time in District Three title tilts.
– Jeff Falk