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Hello There ... Lexis Heal, Port Jervis point guard

Varsity - 2010 Season
Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010 by Kyle Ross
Retrieved from Times Herald Record Online
Nathan Mayberg

Lexis Heal is Port Jervis' version of Scottie Pippen.

A natural forward, the 5-foot-10 junior runs her team's offense as the starting point guard.

She lives for the competition and thrives on battling hard inside for every rebound.

She's had a good teacher. Her father is Michael Heal, coach of the Washingtonville girls' basketball team.

Lexis has been on the varsity for three years, and she thinks this season's team has the potential to be the best. Heal says a more positive attitude on the squad has led to better cooperation and a winning record — 3-2.

What is your goal for this year? "To make it to sectionals."

What was your high point last year? "Playing Goshen for a Section 9 tournament berth. We lost the game, but we came together as a team."

What do you enjoy most away from the game? "Thinking about basketball and how to improve the team for the next game."

What other sports do you play? "I am on the varsity soccer team in the fall".

What is the best part of school? "When the team wins and other students compliment us."

What is your favorite subject? "Social studies. I love history."

What is your favorite historical period? "Ancient Egypt, for all the artifacts they find in the pyramids."

Your favorite book? "'Geno: In Pursuit of Perfection,' by UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma."

What is your favorite group? The Beatles.

Favorite song? Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles.

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