Name: Sami Simpson
School: Bethel Park
Sport: Girls Basketball
Background: Simpson fought through a case of the flu to score a game-high 14 points for Bethel Park in a 43-37 win against rival Upper St. Clair last Friday. Simpson, a 6-foot-1 forward, is one of several juniors playing key roles for the Black Hawks (13-1, 7-0), a group that includes leading scorer Megan Marecic. The Black Hawks are ranked No. 1 in Class AAAA and are in first place in Section 4.
Coach Jonna Burke said: “She’s been doing a nice job offensively. She played [Friday] with the flu. We need a few scorers. She can fill in that spot. She has a nice mid-range jumper and she can hit from the elbow.”