This Week’s Outstanding Athletes

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Independence Patriots 


Anthony Allen – The junior guard was very consistent this week.  He scored 11 points against Butler, then turned around on Friday night vs. the Wildcats netting 16 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in the Pats victory.  Also, Allen was named “Player of the Game” against the Wildcats.

Tyler Harris – The senior Western Carolina recruit scored 10 points, 4 rebounds with 1 block against the the Bulldogs.  He was also selected “Player of the Game” by coach Davis.

Amonti Burton – The senior had a big game against the Wildcats scoring 13 points, 5 rebounds and 1 steal in the victory on Friday night.

Omarion Bodrick – The sophomore forward scored 10 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, 3 assists and had 1 block against the Wildcats.

Girl’s Basketball: 

Ayanna Anderson – The junior scored 17 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the double-double against the Lady Bulldogs.

Braylyn Milton – The sophomore scored 13 points, hauled down 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals against Butler.  Milton leads the team in scoring averaging 14.9 points per game in 21 games recorded.

Queens Grant Stallions 


Jah’Quez Sanders – The senior shooting guard accumulated 22 points, 6 rebounds, 5 steals in the win over Union Academy.  He also scored 10 points against Pine Lake Prep, and added 13 points vs. Davidson.

Darnell Craig – The senior scored 17 points, 4 rebounds and had 3 assists against Pine Lake to lead the Stallions charge in their victory.

LB Boyette – The returning junior contributed 13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists in the win over Pine Lake Prep.  Meanwhile he added 12 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists in the Union Academy win for the Stallions.

Rocky River Ravens 

Girls Basketball:

Delayzha Dixon – The junior standout is averaging 19.5 points per game and 13.4 rebounds this season.  This weeks two wins against the Lady Eagles and Lady Pirates kept pace with her usual performance results.  Dixon scored 21 points, 14 rebounds, 7 steals and 2 blocks against the Eagles, and followed up on Friday night with 19 points, 13 rebounds, 7 steals and 1 block against Porter Ridge.  A double-double has become the norm for this talented athlete.

Andresia Alexander – She scored 15 points, had 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 7 steals against the Pirates on Friday night, and scored 21 points and had 9 steals against the Lady Eagles.  This senior certainly is a ball hawk averaging almost 6 steals per game.

Mishaya Scott – The junior scored 16 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals against the Lady Eagles.  Scott is averaging 16 points per game this season for the Lady Ravens.

Jada Ussery – The sophomore who has been patient all season got an opportunity off the bench against the Lady Pirates and contributed 11 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals in the Ravens victory.

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