Morgan Kienzel

Lydia is averaging 15.3 points, and 12 rebounds a game this year for the Lady Blue Devils

Zachary Pellegrine, Sports Writer

Junior Lydia Worthing is starting her second sports season of the year and is off to a hot start. After a dominant volleyball season, which saw her secure All-State honors, she is looking to continue her success in basketball.

In Tuesday night’s 77-20 blowout of Curwensville, Lydia contributed 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.

After a shaky start to the Reliance Bank Holiday Tournament in Tyrone, which saw the girls dropping their first game to Penn Cambria 28-50, the team and Lydia had a major bounce-back victory beating Central 71-51. Lydia was dominant in this game scoring 26 points, grabbing 16 rebounds, and sending back 5 shots.

Her most impressive moment of the season so far came during a home game against the then-undefeated team the United Lions. Lydia was sensational, dropping a career high 29 points, while shooting 60% from the field. She also had a career high in rebounds with 18.

Lydia leads the ICC in rebounds per game (12) with the second place being teammate Jaidyn McCracken (7.1), and is second in the ICC in points per game (15).

The success Lydia has experienced this year athletically should come as no surprise. She was a District 6 champion in the pole vault as a sophomore last spring, and she has been a letter-winner in her sports since freshman year.

This is Lydia’s second recognition as Athlete of the Week this school year and her third overall.