Dunmore’s Victoria Toomey scored 58 points in three wins to earn Athlete of the Week honors as the Lady Bucks improved to 6-0.
Any game day superstitions or rituals? I have two keychains that I keep in my backpack and one is a basketball that says Carrie on it. It was hers in high school. And the other one is a sneaker. And I always reads The Optisimist Creed before the game.
Three people you’d like to have dinner with. I’d have to say the LBs, Lady Bucks, my teammates; Candace Parker; and my sister Ciera.
But don‘t you see your sister all the time? During basketball season, it’s hard for us to all sit down together and have a meal.
One move your mom taught you that is an invaluable part of your game? Obviously my hook shot. I use ti a lot. But this season I’m trying to work on working off the hook shot because people are guarding it.
One thing in your game that’s much better this year. I think working on my weak hand. I knew I had to work hard to be able to go both ways.
How tall are you now? Without shoes, I’m 6-foot-1½. When they announce my name at the games, they say 6-1, but I think they could get away with 6-2. I’m not going to say anything. It’s fine.
Was there any doubt what sport you were going to play? I tried other sports, but I started playing basketball in preschool. Coach Herm Little coached us and I remember loving it from a young age. I didn’t get how much of an impact it could have on me until around sixth, seventh, eighth grade. Going into high school, I really wanted to live up to her reputation.
Now the recruiting process is underway for you. What was it like to get that first letter from a Division I school? The whole recruiting process makes me nervous, but I was so excited. Hopefully more will come. I’m trying to keep an open mind about it.
Dunmore always have high goals. Anything different this year? Not at all. So many great players graduated, Maddie (Martin), Erika (Bistran), that we wanted to prove we could be just as good, even with losing those great players.
One player on another team you’d love to have as a teammate. Cassie Ksiazek from Abington Heights. I play AAU with her and she is a hard worker. She never stops working. She’s a great teammate.
Most improvement from another player on your team this year. Anna Talluto. She came in as a young player and was put in this position where she has to learn so many new things. Coming in as a freshman, it’s scary. A lot has been put on her and I think she is handling it really well.