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Warrenton High School graduate Mady Hanna has officially made her comeback from a devastating knee injury two years ago, and is now starring as a 5-foot-4 guard in her second year at Warner-Pacific College.
In the Knights’ win over Multnomah Tuesday, Hanna scored nine points (all in the first half), and dished out four assists in a 75-53 victory.
Hanna — who played two years at Lower Columbia College before transferring to Warner-Pacific — has started four of the Knights’ 11 games this season, averaging 18.0 minutes per game.
She is second on the team in assists (34), with 12 steals.
In her latest Facebook health status update, Hanna stated “I went for my last check-up (Nov. 16). Nine months post surgery and I am officially done with the appointments and doctors! My ACL is good, he said it’s very strong for the stage it’s at and he’s proud of my efforts.”
Hanna kept track, writing, “I really went 272 days without playing basketball. It feels so good to be back.”
Wearing a knee brace “is optional, but I will continue to do so and I’m at about a five percent chance of re-tear. That’s all knee followers. Now come watch me ball out for my senior year (hashtag, ‘thecomeback’).”