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Athlete of the Week: Daneshia Snitker

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Through 51 years -- Gene Klinge's coached a lot of great players -- Waukon senior Daneshia Snitker -- who's having a huge year --

Gene Klinge: "She's a hard worker. Just works hard from the time we start to the time we get done and usually one of the 1st ones on the floor and one of the last to leave."

As a junior -- Snitker led the Indians with averaging just over 16 points a game -- as a senior -- she's leading all classes in the state of Iowa going for better than 26 points a game --

Klinge said, "She's kind of a slasher, and she does a really good job of getting easy baskets, and she has a knack of hanging in the air a long time when she takes her shots, so it's hard to block her shots."

So far this season -- Daneshia's helped lead Waukon to an 11 and 2 record and a number 13 ranking -- but she says the goals are much bigger for this basketball team --

Daneshia said, "We're working as a team trying to get goal to get to the state championship game".

and as the season goes on -- both Daneshia and the Indians seem to be getting better -- on Monday against Oelwein she dropped a career high 40 points -- which she hopes is just a sign of things to come

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