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High School Athlete of the Week - Gabby Jung

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Dickinson junior guard Gabby Jung looks to dribble by pressure defense from Blue Jays sophomore guard Jessa Anderson on Friday, Jan. 12 from the DHS gym. (Patrick Bernadeau/The Dickinson Press) 2 / 4
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DHS junior guard Gabby Jung eyes the rim after a baseline drive against Watford City on Monday, Jan. 29 from DHS Gym. (Patrick Bernadeau/The Dickinson Press)4 / 4

On Friday, Jan. 26 against Minot, Gabby Jung, a junior guard for the Dickinson High girls basketball team, filled up the stat sheet. Scoring a game-high 23 points while collecting six steals and three blocks, Jung led the charge as the Midgets rallied for a 55-54 comeback victory after being down by 14 in the first half. In her next game against Watford City, Jung poured in 22 points, six rebounds, two steals and two blocks in a 76-47 win on Monday, Jan. 29.

DP: How long have you been playing basketball and what is your favorite part about it?

GJ: "I've been playing basketball since third grade. My favorite part is probably defense. I like to steal the ball."

DP: Are you involved in any other activities at school?

GJ: "I'm on softball but this year I'm doing track. Sometimes I volunteer with the basketball team."

DP: What goals do you have for the rest of the year?

GJ: "We're gonna try to be the sixth seed in the WDA and not have to play in a play-in game. Hopefully we make it to a Saturday game so if we win the Saturday game we can make it to the state tournament. Just try and make the state tournament and maybe have a few of our players make the WDA team."

DP: What is the last show you binged on Netflix?

GJ: "Shameless."

DP: What is your favorite movie?

GJ: "High School Musical 2."

DP: If only had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

GJ: "Pizza, because there's many different kinds of pizza."

DP: Who has been your biggest inspiration to succeed?

GJ: "Probably my brother. I look up to him a lot. He's really motivated and focused on what he does in life and I just look up to him for those reasons."

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