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Lady Royals retire Lewis number

Holy Redeemer made three-time, all-stater and all-time Wyoming Valley Conference scoring leader Alexis Lewis the first player to have her girls basketball number retired by the school.

Lewis had her number 10 retired in a ceremony prior to Wednesday’s 40-31, non-league victory over Williamsport.

After scoring 2,393 career points in a high school career that included first-team, all-state recognition as a senior, Lewis went on to excel for three seasons at Iona College, then a final season playing in the Big East at Seton Hall in 2019-20.

The 2015 Holy Redeemer graduate was a four-year all-star and multiyear Player of the Year in the WVC.

At Iona, Lewis earned Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference postseason recognition all three seasons.

Lewis was the Co-sixth Player of the Year as a freshman in 2015-16. She was a first-team conference all-star as a sophomore when she averaged 15.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.8 steals while shooting 37.7 percent from 3-point range. Lewis made the third team as a junior when she averaged 14.1 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.0 steals.

After sitting out a season based on transfer rules in place at the time, Lewis led Seton Hall in 3-pointers (73), was second in scoring (13.3) and third in rebounds (6.0). She hit six 3-pointers while scoring 20 points in a Big East quarterfinal game against Butler and was 6-for-7 from beyond the arc along with 11-for-25 overall while scoring a career-high 28 points against Marquette.

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