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Varsity Q&A with Teira Pendleton, Poly, basketball

Varsity Q&A with Teira Pendleton, Poly, basketball

Teira Pendleton's fierce competitive streak shows on her face in every Poly basketball game. Intensely focused and in the moment, her physical inside presence has been a factor on both sides of the ball as the No. 8 Engineers advanced to the Class 4A state semifinals for the second year in a row.

The 5-foot-8 junior forward-guard leads a young team into Thursday's 3 p.m. state semifinal at UMBC against Walt Whitman with 12.5 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. She is also a key component in a defense that allows just 26.57 points per game. Planning to play basketball in college, Pendleton has visited a handful of programs, including Quinnipiac, Wofford, Winthrop, George Mason and...