Williamson and Heasley Win ‘Player Of The Week’
Two area boys basketball players earned this week’s “Player of the Week” honors.
The first one is Magnolia’s Tyler Williamson, who led all-scorers with a career-high 30 points, that included two baskets from beyond the arch. Williamson also made 10-12 free throws in helping Magnolia win its first game of the season against Monroe Central.
The second winner is the Wildcats’ Aaron Heasley, who scored a game-high 30 points, including five baskets from beyond the arc, while hauling in a game-high 17 rebounds for a double-double in helping the ‘Cats beat Beallsville in their season opener.
Heasley also led the Wildcats with 21 points, including three baskets from beyond the arc, while grabbing eight rebounds and making two steals in their loss to Valley.
For special mention, Leo Herrick scored 20 points, including one from downtown to lead the Blue Eagles to a 76-52 victory over Monroe Central. He also grabbed 11 rebounds for a double-double, while rejecting three shots and dishing out six assists.
For Honorable Mention, the Wildcats’ Hayden Hizer just missed having a triple double with 15 points, that included a pair of long-range bonus bombs, while adding 14 rebounds and dishing out nine assists in the Cats’ season opener against Beallsville.
Also, Hizer provided a dozen markers, while making two steals, pulling down three rebounds, and dishing out three assists in the Cats’ loss to the Lumberjacks.
Also earning Honorable Mention is the Pilots’ Issac Curtis who sank six baskets from beyond the arch, while leading the way offensively with 22 points, to lead River to a 65-46 victory over Monroe Central
Others who earned Honorable Mention includes the Lumberjacks’ Ethan Greathouse who scored the game-winning shot with .23 ticks left in regulation to help the Valley Lumberjacks defeat Tyler Consolidated, 53-52, in their home-opener. In addition, Greathouse tacked on 11 markers, six rebounds and two assists.
The Hundred Hornets’ Danny Stewart scored a game-high 24 points, including two baskets from beyond the arch, while hauling in eight rebounds, and making seven steals in their win over East Richland.
The Valley Lumberjacks’ Dylan Irvin paced the Lumberjacks with 23 points in their win over Paden City.
During the winter season, athletes that win the title of “Player Of The Week” can only win once during the regular season. Only athletes from Hundred, Magnolia, Paden City, River and Valley can win the title. The student-athletes are selected by the sports staff at the Wetzel Chronicle.