Mint Hill Featured Athletes Of The Week

Kareem Weaver Queen's Grant Stallions.
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This week’s featured selections include the following local area athletes.

Athlete of the Week: 

Kareem Weaver – The Stallions Kareem Weaver was selected our “Athlete of the Week” based on his performance Friday night against Piedmont Community Charter in the Stallions overtime 99-95 victory. He tallied 23 points, scored the go ahead points prior to the intermission at the buzzer, and later stole an inbounds pass off a tip ball to score the final basket in overtime to secure the win as the game clock ran down to zero.

The senior also scored 15 points, with 7 assists and 2 steals in a recent game this past week. On the season he is averaging 14.4 points per game, 3.9 assists, 4.2 steals, 29-three pointers, scored 275 points, and is shooting 70% free throws leading the Stallions in all the above categories.

Runner Up:

Tosh Alberga – The 6’6″ Independence junior continues to be a bright spot improving weekly for the Patriots. He scored 15 points, had 8 blocks, hauled down 10 rebounds for a double-double against Providence this week. Then followed up against East Mecklenburg with 19 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks for another double-double.

Honorable Mention: 

Yancy Thomason – The junior scored 14 points, grabbed 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 block against the Panthers. Then followed up with 13 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist  vs. the Eagles.

Kamryn Kitchen – The sophomore scored 23 points, had 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals vs. Providence. Then followed up with a 15 point, 7 assist, 4 steals, and 3 rebound performance against East Mecklenburg.

Chloe Moss – The scrappy junior scored 14 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double against Providence. On Friday night she added a team high 23 point and 7 rebound performance vs. the Lady Eagles.

Keion Adams – The Stallions senior scored 19 points, grabbed 7 rebounds, and 7 steals against Cabarrus Charter. Then followed up with a solid 24 point performance  vs. Piedmont Charter.

Jaxson Neely – The consistent freshman PF has the potential to become a dominate player in the Stallions conference for the next 3 seasons. He scored 20 points against Cabarrus Charter and 19 points against the Piedmont Patriots. He is a force inside the paint averaging 8.6 rebounds per game.

Carter Lee – A Stallion sophomore who shows flashes of potential. He scored 11 points against the Huskies and followed up with an 18 point performance vs. Piedmont Community Charter.

Natalie Goodfellow – The senior PG/SG scored 25 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, 6 steals for a double-double against Piedmont Community Charter.

Nasya Allen – The senior forward had 12 points and 14 rebounds for another double-double against the Patriots from Piedmont.

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