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Athlete Spotlight: Grace Lemmon

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Sophomore Grace Lemmon is the starting power forward for Steilacoom’s girls basketball team. In addition to playing basketball, she plays volleyball, serves as sophomore class president, and sings as a member of Chamber Choir.

Lemmon started playing basketball in the fourth grade for the Sentinels, a local basketball organization that offers teams accommodating athletes up until high school. She caught the basketball bug and when it came time to try out for the Pioneer Middle School team in the seventh grade, she landed a varsity spot. That year, the Pirates went undefeated. Lemmon said, “Going undefeated is probably my favorite basketball memory. It was really awesome.”

Lemmon’s high school basketball career began last year when she claimed a varsity spot as a freshman. This year, as a rising sophomore, she not only made varsity, but earned a starting position as a power forward. Lemmon said, “This season I need to step it up more because last year I was a freshman and so now I’m trying to work harder and get more buckets up.” While her training regimen has stayed relatively the same, she is putting extra emphasis on “short shots and going up strong.”

In the first conference game of the season, Lemmon scored eight points of Steilacoom’s 32, contributing to their win over River Ridge. The girls basketball team this year is on the smaller side, with a varsity team comprised of eight athletes. However, Lemmon said, “The team is looking pretty good. We’re small but we have lots of talent.” Their next game is an away game on Tuesday, December 12th against Eatonville where they will hopefully claim the win to restart their winning streak after a loss to Renton last Friday.

As far as Lemmon’s basketball career goes, she has not put much thought into the future but rather, chooses to focus her attention on the moment. And that is just fine, because in this moment, Lemmon has games to play, points to score, rebounds to snatch, and shots to block.

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