Dunmore girls basketball team is off to a 5-0 start, with help from the play of freshman Moriah Murray. She scored 26 points — 19 in the second half — in a 63-31 win over Holy Redeemer in a rematch of last year’s District 2 Class 3A championship game. Then she scored 13 points in a 54-27 victory over Parkland, a Class 6A school.
Here is more from Murray’s Athlete of the Week interview:
Other sports I play: Softball
Favorite teams: New York Yankees, New York Knicks, Dallas Cowboys
Athletes I admire: Steph Curry. He inspires me. I look up to him all the time, he’s my favorite player. I admire the way he shoots.
Favorite food: Pizza
Superstitions and rituals: Every game, during the Star-Spangled Banner, I stand behind my friend Mia Blume at the end of the line.
The game against Holy Redeemer was a rematch of last year’s district final. Since you didn’t play in that game, what did your teammates tell you about the game to help you get ready for it? They told me it was going to be a battle. We came in very prepared. Holy Redeemer is a very good team. We just went in wanting to get the win. Our transition game and our defense helped us get the win.
In the two games, you were a combined 8 for 8 from the foul line. What is the key to your free-throw shooting success? I got to the line very relaxed, block everything out, everything I hear. I shake my hands, take one dribble and shoot. Same routine every time.
Three people I’d like to have dinner with: Steph Curry, Aaron Judge, Zion Williamson