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It seems like only yesterday that the Palmyra girls’ basketball team captured the 2019 District Three Class AAAAA championship.

Then a sophomore, Katelyn Becker played an important supporting role in the Cougars’ magical run. Now, she’s taking on more of an active and starring role in leading Palmyra back to the District Three tournament.

On Saturday, Becker helped Palmyra to an important 47-29 triumph over rival Hershey. The senior guard poured in a game-high 21 points, including five three-point field goals, four of which came in the first half, when the Cougars were taking control of the outcome.

Beyond just her shooting, Becker played a key role in the Cougars’ victory with her all-around game, especially during times when Palmyra was piecing together runs.

Although the emerging Cougars hadn’t played in two weeks because of COVID-19 and the weather, the win lifted them to 7-5 on the season. The result strengthened Palmyra’s standing in the District Three Class AAAAA power rankings, which determines the participants for the upcoming postseason tournament.

This season, Becker has really embraced her role as Palmyra’s senior leader, leading the Cougars in scoring and three-pointers, and providing them with a calming presence on the floor.

  • Jeff Falk

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