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Girls Basketball: South Feature Athlete - Sammie Weiss, McGuffey

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Name: Sammie Weiss
School: McGuffey
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Basketball
Position: Guard

Background: Sammie is a four-year starter who is a captain on this year's team. She surpassed the 2,000-point barrier this past Thursday night when she scored 26 points in a 74-40 Highlanders' victory over Quaker Valley. The total gives her 2,011 points for her career heading into Monday's game with Montour. Sammie is averaging 25.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. She has converted 80 percent of her free-throw attempts. Sammie has signed with California University of Pa. where she will study Business Administration while playing basketball. She earned all-state and all-WPIAL and all-section honors. She has earned Fab Five honors from the Post-Gazette on three occasions. She played softball her first three years of high school, but plans to compete in track and field this spring. Sammie is a member of the National Honor Society and is a member of Teen Action, which is a Community Service organization at McGuffey. She also is a member of McFriends, a McGuffey High organization that works with Special Needs students at McGuffey.

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Girls Basketball: McGuffey's Weiss surpasses rare milestone

Written by Joe Koch on .

McGuffey senior standout Sammie Weiss knew this past Thursday's Section 5-AAA game at Quaker Valley would be important for many reasons.

Sure, she was just 15 points away from the milestone that is 2,000 points for a high school career. But a bigger concern was that in the first game held at the Highlanders' gym back on Dec. 11, the Highlanders dropped a 54-52 decision to the Quakers.

"I know I was going for a milestone, but I wanted to win since we lost to them the last time," said Weiss as she accepted congratulations from teammates and well-wishers following the Highlanders' 74-40 victory over the Quakers that featured her surpassing the 2,000-point mark with 1:42 left in the third quarter on an old-fashioned three-point play where she converted a layup and sank the ensuing free throw. "The important thing is that we needed the win."

She led her team with 26 points, and she enters tonight's section home game with Montour with 2,015 points.