It was one filled with excitement, and just the right amount of conflict. It featured thrills and heartache, and included team and personal accomplishments.
But the most important part of Alexis Hill’s career was that potential was realized through hard work.
On Saturday at Downingtown West High School, the Lebanon Catholic senior’s fabulous scholastic career came to an end, with a 50-46 loss to Jenkintown in the semifinals of the PIAA Class A playoffs. In her final high school game, Hill tallied a game-high 16 points and pulled down a handful of caroms, but it wasn’t enough to avoid heartache.
During the winter, Hill scored at an 18.5 points per game clip and converted 91 of 155 charity tosses. Lebanon Catholic ended its year 25-7.
Hill will always be remembered as one of the most athletic female players to ever grace the Lebanon County hardwoods. She finished her career with 1,782 career points, a total that ranks her among the most prolific in the history of both Lebanon Catholic and Lebanon County girls’ basketball.
Last season, Hill was named the state Class A Player of the Year after leading the Beavers to the PIAA championship. Hill will continue her athletic and academic careers at Division One Northeast University in Boston.
– Jeff Falk