You voted, you decided…the MaxPreps and JJHuddle girls basketball athlete of the week voting has come to a close for the 2016-2017 school year.
Each week during the season (regular and post), there was a fan-generated contest to tab weekly winners. Each winner receives awards (bracelets and certificates).
How does it work?
Fans nominated top performances and nominees were also selected from those schools that reported stats on MaxPreps. Weekly finalists were announced on MaxPreps and JJHuddle every Tuesday and voting was be conducted in a special poll. Voting ceased at noon on Mondays. The winners (two per week) were announced the next day along with the next week’s nominees. Voters were allowed to vote as many times as they wanted. It’s a competition.
Look for baseball and softball athlete of the week awards to start April 10.
* Makayla White, Portsmouth West (West Portsmouth) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Had 30 points, 15 rebounds, three steals and three assists in a 62-59 win over McDermott Northwest. Added 17 points, six rebounds and four assists in a loss to Minford. Hit 23 free throws in the two games.
* Payton Walsh, Symmes Valley (Willow Wood) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Had 28 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and three steals in a 67-63 win over Sciotoville East. Had 11 points, five rebounds and five assists in a 71-23 win over Rose Hill Christian.
Week 4/5 Ohio HS Girls Basketball Athletes of the Week
Week 6 Ohio HS Girls Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Kallee Dowler, Barnesville (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Scored 17 points to surpass 1,000 for her career in a 52-41 win over Martins Ferry. Added 27 points (10-for-10 free throws) in a 55-40 win over Monroe Central.
Week 7 Ohio HS Girls Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Avery Harper, North Adams (Seaman) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Junior forward had three double-doubles as the Green Devils went 3-0 in Southern Hills Athletic Conference games against Fairfield (52-37; 16 points, 14 rebounds),
Fayetteville (64-42; 15 points, 12 rebounds) and Whiteoak (68-30; 12 points, 12 rebounds).
Week 8 Ohio HS Girls Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Nikki Current, Benjamin Logan (Bellefontaine) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Scored 24 points and became her program’s all-time leading scorer in a 52-38 win over Springfield Northwestern. Also had nine rebounds, six steals and five assists. Added 26 points, eight rebounds, four assists and foru steals in a 75-55 loss to Kenton Ridge
Week 9 Ohio HS Girls Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Corinne Thomas, Tecumseh (New Carlisle) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Had 39 points, seven steals and five assists in a 73-44 win over Ben Logan. Added 27 points, seven assists, six rebounds and six steals in a 76-39 win over Greenon and 25 points in a 54-36 win over Miamisburg.
* Mandi Bates, Bradford (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior scored 36 points in a 53-44 win over Parkway, 30 points in a 46-42 win over Twin Valley South and 30 points in a 51-46 win over Mississinawa Valley. Also had 25 rebounds in the three games and hot 40-of-45 free throws.
Week 10 Ohio HS Girls Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Alexis Cross, Columbiana (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Had 39 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals in a 98-97 double OT win over David Anderson that wrapped up an UTCL White Tier outright title.
Week 11 Ohio HS Girls Basketball Athletes of the Week
Week 12 Ohio HS Girls Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Taylor Polley, McClain (Greenfield) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior scored 19 points to become the sixth player in program history to surpass 1,000 career points in a 50-30 D-II sectional tournament win over Circleville.
Week 13 Ohio HS Girls Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Lauren Collier, Grandview Heights (Columbus) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Scored a career-high 30 points, including a three-point play with five seconds left in regulation, in a 49-47 D-III sectional tournament win over West Jefferson.
* Ellie Jo Johnson, South Webster (South Webster) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Junior had 18 points, seven rebounds, three steals and scored her 1,000th point in a 40-39 D-IV sectional win over Western Latham. Had 21 points, 17 rebounds and seven assists in a district semifinal win over Belpre.
Week 14 Ohio HS Girls Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Maddie Blyer, Hoover (North Canton) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior point guard and Ashland recruit hit two 3s in the final 60 seconds, including the game-winner as time expired, to lift the Vikings past Federal League rival and champion GlenOak44-43 in a D-I district final. Blyer ended with 11 points.
* Gabby Burris, Liberty Union (Baltimore) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Had 31 points and 10 rebounds in a 66-62 win over North Union in a D-III district semifinal. Added 32 points and 15 rebounds in a district final win over Marion Pleasant.
* Kylie White, Ottawa-Glandorf (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior post scored 16 points and became just the third player in program history to surpass 1,000 career points in a 51-40 D-II district semifinal win over Lima Bath.
* Gabby Stare, Newark (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Freshman scored a game-high 23 points as the unbeaten Wildcats downed Dublin Coffman 66-54 to win a D-I regional title. Had 10 points in a 72-40 regional semifinal win over Reynoldsburg.
* Braxtin Miller & Libby Bazelak, Archbishop Alter (Kettering) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior duo led class to 116-5 record and the Knights to their fourth straight state final and third straight state title in D-II. In a 50-43 semifinal win over previously undefeated Ottawa-Glandorf, duo combined for 35 points and 13 rebounds. In 58-41 state final win over Hatahway Brown, tandem had 44 points, 16 rebounds, nine assists and seven steals.
* Naz Hillmon, Gilmour Academy (Gates Mills) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Standout junior post dominated the D-II state tournament as the Lancers won the program’s first state title. Had 16 points and 16 in the semis (beat Africentric 65-54) and 24 points and 17 rebounds in the final (beat Versailles 56-54).