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Kaetlyn L’Amoreaux and Sophie Pelton – 12 Sports Athletes of the Week

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TOWN OF UNION (WBNG) - "We're always seen as the underdog and we wanted to change that this year," said Maine-Endwell junior Sophie Pelton.

So far this season the Spartans are undefeated in their first eleven games.

"It's been a really good start so far," said Maine-Endwell freshman Kaetlyn L'Amoreaux.

"We definitely have a huge target on our back," said Pelton.

The team is led by an offense that runs through Kaitlin L'Amoreaux and Sophie Pelton.

"Honestly I don't even look at it like that," said Pelton.

"Honestly my team definitely helps me out," said L'Amoreaux.

L'Amoreaux is just a freshman and going from eighth grade to ninth, the biggest thing she's learned...

"Just keep your head up, you have to shake stuff off. You can't let stuff get to you," said L'Amoreaux.

Last night a 30 point performance for L'amoreaux and add on ten rebounds for another double double.

"If it wasn't for my team I wouldn't have the points, they give me the assists, they give the passes and they give me the good looks and that is why I'm getting there," said L'Amoreaux.

Pelton is junior at Maine-Endwell and she nearly missed a triple double in the team's win over Union-Endicott on Monday.

"Getting assists means more to me then points always because I like giving my teammates the opportunity to do good," said Pelton.

Before the win, Pelton helped to organize a moment of silence for Kobe and Gigi Bryant.

"Kobe has really changed women's basketball, obviously he was very good himself," said Pelton.

Using the tragedy as motivation to live life to the fullest.

"After his retirement he really put himself out there and try and improve the women's basketball league," said Pelton.

"They are obviously beyond the basketball court they are great people and keeping that in mind it shows us how like we are to be there and play and we have the opportunity that they don't," said L'Amoreaux.

Both girls will continue to take advantage of that opportunity on and off the basketball court.

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