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Just about everyone knows someone who has been bullied, in ways big and small. Understandably, though, many victims are reluctant to speak about their experiences. We found some who aren't.
Danielle Battle, Tampa Catholic High
Skinny: Battle had nearly experienced it all in her high school career — a state championship, a losing record, three straight district titles. But Thursday, Battle got to do something a little different: The senior forward was the focal point of the Crusaders’ offense. Battle scored a career-high 24 points and had nine rebounds in Tampa Catholic’s 60-54 victory over DeSoto County in a Class 4A region quarterfinal. “It was so weird,” Battle said. “At first I wasn’t getting any touches. And then I just started scoring.” Her previous career high was 15 points on Jan. 17.
Jason Collister, Steinbrenner High
8 assists) has flourished on the road recently. Three nights after scoring one of the Warriors’ half-dozen goals in a 6-1 triumph Feb. 2 at Lake Region, Collister notched a hat trick in a 3-0 win at Deltona Pine Ridge in the Class 4A region title match. Equally prolific at home, the senior captain scored two first-half goals in Friday’s 4-3 state semifinal overtime victory against Ocala Forest. A member of Steinbrenner’s inaugural 2009-10 team, Collister’s final prep road trip will be the biggest of his life: The Warriors face Naples Gulf Coast on Saturday in Melbourne for the state title.