Cooper, Berisford, Streets Named Top Players
Three Wetzel County kids have won “Player of the Week” honors this week.
The Eagles’ Grace Berisford led the way offensively with 23 points, including six baskets from beyond the arc, in a 52-32 win over Tyler Consolidated. She also hauled in nine rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots. She scored five of her six 3-pointers in the first half, while seeing limited action in the second half. She also scored 17 points, including four from beyond then arc in a 68-61 loss to Bishop Donahue, and was rewarded her 1,000 point game ball on Senior Nite.
After missing 4-5 games because of a shoulder injury the ‘Cats Luke Cooper tallied a game-high 28 points, including three baskets from beyond the arc in a 56-49 loss to Monroe Central in the annual New Martinsville Rotary Challenge.
The Lumberjacks’ Trey Streets is our third recipient; he scored 19 points, including five bonus bombs in Valley’s 62-48 win over Clay-Battelle, and then posted 26 points, including four bonus bombs, in helping Valley defeat Doddridge 75-66 in the H.I.T.
Receiving Special Mention was the Pilots’ Brielle Williams; she secured a double-double, 19 points and 10 rebounds in a 74-45 win over the Frontier Cougars.
In addition, the Wildcats Aaron Heasley was one rebound shy of a double-double (15 points and nine rebounds) in the Wildcats 49-40 loss to Linsly in its first meeting and (11 points and nine rebounds) in the 65-54 loss to Linsly, a few nights later.
Earning Honorable Mention is the Lumberjacks Dylan Irvin He had a pair of solid games last week. Posting a double-double, 14 points and 12 rebounds in the win over Doddridge, and only tallied five points against Clay-Battelle in a 68-42 win, but pulled down a game-high 16 rebounds.
Also sharing Honorable Mention, includes the Eagles’ Kelsi Chapman who dropped in 17 points, including one triple in a 68-61 loss to Bishop Donahue. The Wildcats’ Darien Ritchie scored a career-high 16 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in the Wildcats win over Beallsville in the New Martinsville Rotary Challenge.
During the winter sports season, players can only be named “Player of the Week” once with Hundred, Magnolia, Paden City, River and Valley the only teams being recognized. Those athletes are selected by the sports staff at the Wetzel Chronicle.