Athlete of the Week: Lilly Berg

It's not too often that a local girls' basketball team has a 6-foot-2 center. Even more rare is that the length is bolstered by athleticism, toughness, and an all-around skill set that makes her far from a one-dimensional inside threat.

Sherburne-Earlville junior, Lilly Berg, has cut an imposing presence on the court since she moved to the varsity level as a freshman. Berg has made steady progress the last two seasons, but her leap forward as a junior has put her among the best big girls in her league, and perhaps all of Section III.

"Every chance she gets, she's playing basketball," said S-E head varsity coach Karen Mulligan. "She has put a lot of work in during the offseason to improve her game."

Aside from her varsity basketball responsibilities, Berg is a member of elite offseason travel teams, the Utica City Rocks and the Syracuse Nets. She has matched up against a varying array of talent, and has taken those experiences into this season and ran with them.

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