Athlete of the Week: Tosh Alberga
This week we are going to focus on a player from Independence who played like a warrior this entire season for the Patriots and deserves recognition for his contribution. Therefore, Tosh Alberga is our selection based on his performance and value to the teams success. The Patriots ended the season 14-11 overall, and 6-6 in their conference. However, without his consistent contribution, hard work, hustle, defense, and willingness to battle every game against opponents biggest players, many times outnumbered 2 to 1 in size under the boards is a tribute to his tenacity.
On the season he averaged 10.0 points per game, scoring over 225 points. He hauled down 6.7 rebounds, 3.3 blocks, 1.2 tips, 1.2 steals, 1.0 assists on a team that lacked size against many of their opponents. He totaled 155 rebounds, 77 blocks, 27 tips, 28 steals while committing only 40 personal fouls. At 6’6″ he was the only legitimate big man on the Indy team, and his effort turned the tide in many of Indy’s wins. He made a difference and played with consistency throughout the entire season and improved his game.
Jaden Lyles: The Ravens senior completed his high school career in style. A top scorer throughout he averaged 18.7 points per game. Against Butler he scored 19 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 1 block. He added 12 points and 9 rebounds in his final game against East Mecklenburg.
Shamari Johnson: A Ravens junior scored 13 points against Butler with 9 rebounds, and 1 block. He followed up with an excellent performance against East Mecklenburg with 21 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocks in a semi-final loss.
Keion Adams: The Stallions senior finished his high school career on a high note scoring 22 points, pulling down 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, and 1 block against Cabarrus Charter.
Jessica Worthey: The junior against Butler in the tournament scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for a double-double.
Lola Cabaniss-Ali: The senior scored 10 points and hauled in 12 rebounds against the Lady Bulldogs in the semi-final matchup for a double-double.
Brooklyn Saunders: The Lady Bulldog junior scored 17 points to lead all scorers in the semi-final matchup for Butler.
Natalie Goodfellow: The senior Lady Stallion scored 15 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, 13 assists, and 5 steals against Carolina International for a triple-double.
Nasya Allen: A senior led all scorers with 17 points, hauled down 16 rebounds, with 1 block for a double-double against the Comets.