First, a quick note: There obviously were male nominations for Players of the Week, despite what the blurb said on today’s high schools page. Ah, the dangers of copy & paste.
Anyway, we actually had five total players nominated: three girls, two boys. Biggersville’s Yalonda Davis and South Pontotoc’s Johnathan Ware won the honors. Here’s who else was nominated:
• Arsiel Gaston, Saltillo basketball: The senior guard averaged 13 points, 6 rebounds over three games. He scored 15 points and had a buzzer-beating layup in a 50-49 win over Mooreville.
• Kailie Montgomery, Belmont basketball: The senior averaged 17.7 points over three games, with a high game of 25.
• Anna Brooke Page, Belmont basketball: The sophomore averaged 20 points over three games, with a high game of 29.
On another note, tonight marks the end of the basketball regular season for most teams. And last night marked the end of most meaningful games. The region tournaments begin next week, so I need you coaches to get me the brackets as soon as you can. I’ve already got the Region 3-1A lineup (at Potts Camp):
7 p.m. – (3) Ashland vs. (6) Strayhorn
5:30 p.m. – (2) Coldwater vs. (7) West Union
8:30 – (4) Hickory Flat vs. (5) Potts Camp
5:30 p.m. – Ashland/Strayhorn winner vs. Coldwater/West Union winner
8:30 – (1) Myrtle vs. Hickory Flat/Potts Camp winner
5:30 – Third/fourth place game
8:30 – Championship game
5:30 p.m. – (2) Hickory Flat vs. (7) Strayhorn
8:30 – (3) Potts Camp vs. (6) Ashland
7 p.m. – (4) West Union vs. (5) Myrtle
4 p.m. – Hickory Flat/Strayhorn winner vs. Potts Camp/Ashland winner
7:00 – (1) Coldwater vs. West Union/Myrtle winner
4 p.m. – Third/fourth place game
7:00 – Championship game