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And the winner is... MN Girls' Basketball Top Performer revealed

By Dominic Davis, SportsEngine, 01/22/19, 12:00PM CST


See who fans voted as the Top Performer for Jan. 14-19

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Athletes are considered for the weekly top performer poll only if their stats are entered on the MN Girls' Basketball Hub by 10 a.m. on Sundays. If coaches or members of their staffs need access to enter stats, please email mnhubs@sportngin.com.

Top Performer winner

Ava Hill, Mesabi East. Hill registered two 20-point games last week, including a 27-point, eight-rebound and seven-assist showing in Mesabi East's 61-71 loss to Proctor on Jan. 18. She went 8-for-8 from the free-throw line in the loss. 

Top performer candidates

Lariah Washington, St. Cloud Apollo. Washington provided St. Cloud Apollo three high-scoring performances during the week. She went for 30 points in a win at Zimmerman on Jan. 14, 26 points in a win versus Rocori on Jan. 17 and 41 points in a 69-71 loss to Eden Prairie on Jan. 18.

Madisen Overbye, Mountain Iron-Buhl. Helping her team to three wins in the week, Overbye posted two impressive stat lines. She had 26 points, nine rebounds and six steals against Cloquet on Jan. 17 (a 71-33 win). Two days later, she recorded a double-double with 19 points and 13 boards to down New York Mills 72-48.

Nneka Obiazor, Eden Prairie. Following Eden Prairie's back-to-back losses, Obiazor showed up with 32 points in a 71-69 victory over St. Cloud Apollo on Jan. 18. The win snapped the Eagles', ranked No. 10 in Class 4A by Minnesota Basketball News, short losing spell.

Paige Bueckers, Hopkins. Bueckers led the top-ranked team in Class 4A to three wins last week to keep a perfect record this season. She scored 25 or more points in each game — highlighted by her 27 points, seven assists and six steals at Eden Prairie on Jan. 15. The Royals won 91-61.

Sophia Woods, Chisago Lakes. In Chisago Lakes' opening game of the week, on Jan. 15, Woods caused problems on the glass, as she scored 17 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in a 59-54 win at North Branch. She recorded seven blocks in the next win over Cambridge-Isanti. Chisago Lakes finished the week 2-1.

Francesca Vascellaro, Academy of Holy Angels. The sophomore guard led No. 3-3A Holy Angels with 34 points in a win at Columbia Heights on Jan. 15 — helping increase the Stars' winning streak to seven games. 

Grace Kirk, Duluth Marshall. Kirk posted three double-double stat lines in three wins for Duluth Marshall last week. In an 83-59 win over Ely, on Jan. 19, she recorded 40 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists and seven steals to maintain the Hilltoppers' five-game win streak. 

Abigail Carlisle, Hope Academy. Hope Academy's guard fought hard to continue her team's six-game win streak, though the team fell short in a 66-55 loss to Cristo Rey on Jan 16. She reached 21 points, eight rebounds, eight steals, four assists and three blocks in the loss.

Adalia McKenzie, Park Center. Two 30-point games from the forward pushed No. 8-4A Park Center to two victories last week. McKenzie scored 31 points against Irondale (her team won 100-29) and 34 points three days later on Jan. 18, in an 81-56 win at Spring Lake Park.

*Stats and records as of Jan. 21

MN Girls' Basketball Hub polls are for entertainment purposes only. 

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