Celine Mars enjoys flying under the radar. She likes her actions to speak for her.
Mars does all the little things on the court – finishing around the rim, picking up a teammate when she’s down and playing smothering defense. But they are things that are absolutely essential for the Lebanon Catholic girls’ basketball team’s drive to a second state championship.
This week, as she usually is, Mars was in the middle of two key Beaver victories.
On Tuesday evening at Milton Hershey School’s Spartan Center, Mars rang up 14 points in Lebanon Catholic’s 54-24 drubbing of Greenwood, in the second round of the PIAA Class A postseason. Then on Saturday afternoon at Garden Spot High School, Mars contributed 11 points to the Beavers’ 50-33 handling of The Christian Academy, in the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs.
The two wins pushed Lebanon Catholic to 25-6 on the season, and into next week’s PIAA semifinal round.
For the season, Mars is averaging right around eight points a game, with over a hundred field goals and forty made foul shots.
- Jeff Falk