Athletes Of The Week

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Independence Patriots 


Dyshawn Taylor – Had a solid week for the Patriots scoring 21 points Friday night with 3 steals against the Eagles, and contributed 12 points against Providence with 2 steals.

Bryce Brooks – The smooth southpaw shooting senior scored 15 points against Providence, he added 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 steals in the Patriots win.

Tosh Alberga – The sophomore forward keeps improving but needs to show more consistency. He scored 15 points this week in two games, but his biggest contribution is off the boards he grabbed 13 rebounds, against East Mecklenburg, 1 steal, and 3 blocks.

Jordan Appling – Another sophomore who shows promise scored 11 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals against the Eagles on Friday night. Against Providence he contributed 8 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal.

Girls Basketball:

Chloe Moss – The sophomore forward scored 13 points, grabbed 3 rebounds, and had 2 blocks against Providence recently.

Kaylee Carson – The team scoring leader averaging 18.6 points per game scored 15 points against Providence with 2 assists and 2 steals.

Kamryn Kitchen – The freshman who is producing 14.3 points per game scored 13 points against Providence with 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals for the lady Patriots.

Lily Todd – The junior who is aspiring to enter the Air Force Academy played a solid defensive game hauling down 8 rebounds, 1 steal, and had a deflection. She is also a member of the Air Force JROTC at Independence.

Rocky River Ravens 


Anthony Franchi – The 6’4″ senior provides leadership does not always receive enough credit for his contribution. He scored 8 points this week in two games, however, his strength is under the boards he hauled down 18 rebounds, 11 assists, 5 steals, and 4 blocks making a significant impact in the Ravens success.

Jaden Lyles – The junior guard continues to lead the Ravens offensively he scored 14 points against Butler on Tuesday night and followed up with a game high 24 points on Friday night against the Panthers.

Will Ham – The senior scored 21 points against Butler and contributed 12 points vs. the Panthers.

Javares Green – The consistent senior point guard scored 11 points and 15 points this week in the two games played. He picked up 8 assists and 6 steals in a solid effort.

Henry Price – The 6’5″ junior had a big game against Providence on Friday night in the Ravens Nest. He scored 15 points, grabbed 4 rebounds, 1 steal, and 1 assist.

Queen’s Grant Stallions 


Jaidyn Covington – The 6’3″ senior forward scored 18 points, hauled down 5 rebounds, and added 2 assists to make a significant contribution to the Stallions win over Cabarrus Charter.

Lourell Covington – The senior scored a team high 19 points while gabbing 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in the victory.

Parker Burke – The senior scored 12 points and had the game winning layup at the final buzzer in a huge conference win against Langtree 71-70.

Conner Leach – The senior game off the bench to lead the Stallions with 15 points including swishing three big 3-pointers in the big victory over Langtree.

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