Athletes of the Week

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Independence Patriots 


Omarion Bodrick – The 6’7″ junior continues to produce for the Patriots. He had a big game against Myers Park scoring 20 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, 3 blocks, 3 deflections. Against the Ravens he hauled down 6 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 deflections while contributing 4 points. He has 59 blocks, 40 deflections and 134 rebounds on the season.

Anthony Allen – The senior guard scored 18 points against the Mustangs while adding 7 assists and 5 steals on Friday night. He had 16 points, 2 assists, and 3 steals vs. Ravens.

Tachai Miller – The junior guard contributed 15 points along with 4 assists and 6 steals while playing exceptionally well late in the game making 5-6 foul shots.

De’Drick Givens – The senior forward Contributed 12 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 deflections and had 2 assists against Myers Park. Earlier in the week, he added 10 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 steals, and 2 assists vs. the Ravens.

Girls Basketball: 

Braylyn Milton – The teams leading scorer with over 1000 points in her career added another 21 points to her record on Friday night.

Trinity Thompson – The senior guard scored 13 points to make a nice contribution against the Mustangs.

Laura Flynn – The senior defensive specialist can shoot the 10 to 12-foot jumper around the key with some consistency scored 10 points by swishing 5-7 shots from the floor.

Queens Grant Stallions: 


Jeremiah Murphy – The senior Stallion scored 20 points and added 10 rebounds against Davidson, and contributed 12 points and 9 rebounds against Mountain Island.

Lauren “LB” Boyette – The consistent senior scored 18 points with 6 assists against Davidson, then added 19 points and 6 rebounds in the Mountain Island contest.

Josh Williams – The nifty point guard contributed 10 points and 6 assists vs. Davidson, then led the team within scoring 19 points against Mountain Island.

Girls Basketball: 

Core 5 Freshman – These girls are the future in building a competitive basketball program at QGHS. Natalie Goodfellow, Lilly Todd, Lily Gorum, Sydney Reynolds, Nasya Allen have all been getting valuable playing time and making a solid contribution as a freshman. As a group, they average over 25 points per game this season against varsity competition.

Rocky River Ravens: 


Calik “Duke” Thomas – Scored 25 points vs. Independence with 9 rebounds, then followed up with 23 points and 9 rebounds against the Wildcats. Also, named Featured Player of the Week.

Nick Burns – “Nick the Quick” who is averaging 10.6 points per game continues to provide senior leadership and stability for the Ravens. He had a solid game against the Patriots contributing 8 points, 5 assists and 2 steals, then scored 16 points, 6 assists and 5 steals vs. the Wildcats.

Aaron Hall – The 6’8″ sophomore seems to improve with every game. He scored 14 points against the Wildcats shooting 7-8 from the floor while adding an assist and 2 blocks.

Stephon Richards – The junior scored 10 points vs. Indy along with 8 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 2 assists. On Friday night he added 12 points with 2 assists, 3 steals against the Wildcats.

Girls Basketball: 

Delayzha Dixon – The Ravens top scoring leader put up 35 points against Indy in a loss, then followed up with a big game against the Wildcats.

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