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Miah Allen--ST. PIUS X
by Maurice Dixon
February 18, 2014 03:38 PM | 2815 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Due to a pair of convincing victories against Cross Keys this season, St. Pius girls’ basketball coach Kyle Snipes felt comfortable letting Asia Durr and Jasmine Carter sit during last Saturday’s meeting because Miah Allen would be on the floor.

“We felt like we could get some other kids some work and get them some confidence going into the playoffs,” Snipes said.

With a spot in the Class AAA playoffs at stake, Allen led the Lady Lions with 18 points, including four 3-pointers, in a 56-12 victory of the opening round of the Region 6-AAA tournament.

“She’s been shooting the ball well since we got back to action in January,” Snipes said. “That has been a pleasant surprise because we have been looking for that third scorer. We hope she is getting in a groove at the right time.”

The junior Allen made three of her four 3-pointers in the first half to help St. Pius build a 25-9 lead at the break.

“I’ve been working on my shot a lot, said Allen, who shot 50 percent from beyond the arc and had three steals.

On Jan. 24 in a 70-6 win over the Lady Indians, Allen also drilled four 3-pointers and had a game-high 17 points.

“I’m ready for state,” said Allen, who helped the Lady Golden Lions capture the 2012-13 state title.

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