Fox 44/ABC 22 HS Athlete of the Week: Milton's Paige Johnson

Published 02/19 2014 09:41PM

Updated 02/20 2014 11:09AM

Milton, VT -- This week's FOX 44/ABC 22 High School Athlete of the Week already has one state title this year and she's shooting for another at Milton High School. 

"We won a championship for D2 soccer, and I really want to win one for basketball." said Milton senior Paige Johnson after Tuesday's 41-38 win over Hartford in the VPA Division 2 playdowns.

Yellow Jackets Head Coach Mike Lefebvre is thankful to have a double-double machine like Paige anchoring his 3rd-seeded Milton team.

"Paige does pretty much everything for us." said Lefebvre. "She's really a super player. Great captain, great leader. She kind of holds it together for us for sure."

Like any good leader, she gives the credit to her teammates.

"The girls have really helped me out throughout the year. We're like one big family and I couldn't have done anything without them." Johnson said.

Paige Johnson won't show up in any scoring record books but she owns a spot in coach's X-factor record book.

"Paige doesn't show up big in stats like scoring," said Coach Lefebvre. "But she always has a lot of rebounds, assists and she handles the ball for us and she takes care of things. She kind of runs the show for us. And we kind of feed off of her energy."

Johnson and the Jackets are back at it Saturday in the Division 2 quarterfinals against #9 Lake Region at 2pm. 

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