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Erie Times-News Breakout Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Rachel Burns, Kennedy Catholic

Rachel Burns

Kennedy Catholic’s Rachel Burns decided she wasn’t going to let a season-ending knee injury last year affect her as a senior.

Burns, who  tore an ACL during the District 10 Class A playoffs, is back this year and is scoring 10.3 points per game. The 5-foot 10-inch, guard/forward has stepped up as a leader for the Golden Eagles and has them looking at another D-10 championship.

Burns had 18 points in a 72-14 win over Jamestown and 10 points and three assists in a 53-34 win over Grove City. She finished the week up with 12 points in an impressive 51-40 win over Upper St. Clair.

Poll results:

Who is the Breakout Girls Basketball Player of the Week?

  • Rachel Burns, Kennedy Catholic (26%, 292 Votes)
  • Alex Artise, North East (12%, 139 Votes)
  • Michelle Jahn, General McLane (9%, 99 Votes)
  • Maria Welch, Girard (7%, 77 Votes)
  • Amanda Sonney, Seneca (7%, 77 Votes)
  • Alisha Yoder, Corry (6%, 67 Votes)
  • Brenna Robbins, Mercyhurst Prep (6%, 63 Votes)
  • Amesha Harden-Pulliium, Villa Maria (4%, 50 Votes)
  • Hayley Andres, Franklin (3%, 35 Votes)
  • Jenna Placzek, Hickory (3%, 35 Votes)
  • Abby Klemm, Central Tech (3%, 34 Votes)
  • Jaimie Eaton, Warren (3%, 32 Votes)
  • Kristen Baker, Conneaut (2%, 23 Votes)
  • Madalyn Nicols, Maplewood (2%, 22 Votes)
  • Megan Davis, Sharpsville (2%, 22 Votes)
  • Kendell Dickson, Cochranton (1%, 16 Votes)
  • Haley Angerett, Slippery Rock (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Brian Gambill, Farrell (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Megan McKinney, Mercer (1%, 10 Votes)
  • Amber Nerlich, Rocky Grove (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Alexis Summers, West Middlesex (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Tanayja Sanders, Sharon (0%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,138

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Posted in: Basketball, Breakout Basketball, District 10

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