Athletes of the Week

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Independence Patriots 


Jalen Hinton – The junior came off the bench to score a team high 21 points vs. the Bulldogs from Butler.

Anthony Allen – The senior contributed 14 points and 5 assists against the Bulldogs.

Nygell Verdier – The forward added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks in the win against Butler.

Omarion Bodrick- The 6’7″ rebounding machine grabbed 13 rebounds, 1 block and 2 assists in the contest.

Divine Allah – contributed 5 assists and 6 steals in the win over Butler.

Girls Basketball: 

Trinity Thompson – The guard scored 11 points, 5 assists and 3 steals vs. Butler.

Averie DiBenedetto – The junior guard had 10 points and added 2 assists with 2 steals.

Gracie Breckenridge – The center grabbed 10 rebounds, along with 1 block, 1 assist and 2 steals in the contest.

Queen’s Grant Stallions:


Josh Williams – The junior guard scored 17 points and added 10 assists with 3 steals against Davidson on Friday night.

LB Boyette – The senior leader scored 24 points against CIS with 5 assists and reached the 1000 Point Club on Friday night vs. Davidson.

Elijah Rector – The 3-point shooter scored 11 points against CIS and followed up shooting 3-3 from the three point range vs. Davidson for 9 points off the bench.

Jeremiah Murphy – The senior scored 15 points vs. Davidson on Friday night.

Girls Basketball:

Ashley Aberly – The senior scored 17 points, grabbed 13 rebounds for the double-double against UFCA. She also had 5 steals and 1 block.

Natalie Goodfellow – The freshman guard scored 12 points vs. UFCA and would follow-up with 16 points against CIS in the two consecutive wins.

Lily Todd – Another freshman contributed 12 points, 5 rebounds, 3 blocks vs. UFCA and against CIS she added 10 points 5 rebounds and 3 blocks.

Lily Gorum – The forward added 12 points and 6 rebounds vs. UFCA and another 13 points against CIS.

Rocky River Ravens:


Calik Thomas – The “Duke” contributed 10 points and 10 rebounds for the double-double against Huss in the non-conference win.

Stephon Richards – The junior scored a team high 22 points, along with 8 rebounds and 1 block.

Christian Rudisell – The junior added 20 points and 5 rebounds, 2 assists along with 2 steals.

Nick Burns – The senior guard contributed 15 points along with 6 assists and 2 steals.

Aaron Hall – The sophomore came off the bench to grab 10 rebounds along with 4 blocks making a big impact on the outcome of the Ravens victory.

Girls Basketball: 

Delayzha Dixon – The talented senior scored 41 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the double-double to lead the Ravens past Huss.

Sophie Dean – The senior made a nice 13 point contribution.

Emina Lockley – The junior added 11 points in the win over Huss.

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