AREA: AALIYAH & JORDAN NEGONSOTT, JEFF WEST | BASKETBALL JUNIORS
THEIR PERFORMANCE: The Negonsott sisters played a major role in a big week for Jefferson West, which picked up two overtime road wins including a 52-45 upset of Class 3A No. 1 Nemaha Central. Aaliyah scored 17 points against Nemaha Central while Jordon added a career-high 15, including four in overtime. Against Royal Valley, Aaliyah had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Jordon added 10 points.
COACH’S COMMENT: “Aaliyah and Jordon were really playing at a high level last week, getting it done on defense and shooting the ball extremely well” Jefferson West coach John Malloy said. “Against two really tough teams they were able to keep their composure in the overtimes and lead us to the wins.”
TOP 10: OTHER AREA CANDIDATES
MASON CHANAY, HOLTON BASKETBALL: Chanay scored 13 points and had seven rebounds as Holton beat previously unbeaten Perry-Lecompton and followed with a double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Atchison.
CALLI DANNELS, MADISON BASKETBALL: Behind a career-high scoring night from Dannels, Madison knocked off Waverly 57-51. Dannels hit 63 percent of her shots and scored 31 points.
MACY DOEBELE, HANOVER BASKETBALL: In a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown atop the Twin Valley League with rival Centralia, Doebele scored 19 points to lead the Wildcats to a 42-37 win.
JARED MILLER, OSKALOOSA WRESTLING: Miller, ranked No. 5 in Class 3-2-1A, captured the 182-pound title at the Burlington Invitational, pinning No. 6 Dagen Goodner of Humboldt in the finals. Miller won all three matches via pin and improved to 15-1.
JOSH PENCE, MANHATTAN WRESTLING: Seeded fifth in the 120-pound bracket at the Norton Invitational, Pence worked his way to the tournament title. He upset Class 3-2-1A No. 1 and returning state champion Blayne Harris of Beloit 3-1 in sudden victory in the semifinals and then took a 2-0 win over Nebraskan Jace Russman in the finals.
MAISIE SCHROEDER, HARTFORD BASKETBALL: Schroeder hit 12 field goals and erupted for a career-high 29 points as the Jaguars stayed unbeaten in Lyon County League play with a 62-33 rout of Lebo.
ZACH SORELL, CLIFTON-CLYDE BASKETBALL: Sorell averaged 19 points in a pair of wins for the Eagles last week, going for 15 points and adding seven steals in a win over Blue Valley-Randolph and following with 23 points and five steals in a rout of Axtell.
RILEY TUBBS, WABAUNSEE WRESTLING: Tubbs dominated a clash with Class 4A No. 3 Trevor Casteel of Abilene for the 132-pound title at the Herington Invitational, taking a 12-4 major decision. Tubbs, No. 1 in Class 3-2-1A, improved to 19-0.
MARTIN VOGTS, ROCK CREEK BASKETBALL: In a battle of unbeatens against Silver Lake, Vogts had 25 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 7 steals and 2 blocks in the Mustangs’ 74-45 win. He added 10 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 6 steals and 2 blocks in a rout of Riley County.
RYAN WARE, WELLSVILLE WRESTLING: Ware captured the 113-pound title at the Burlington Invitational, taking a 5-4 win over Class 3-2-1A No. 1 Kolby Beitz of Eureka in the title match. Ware, ranked No. 3 in Class 3-2-1A, pinned his first two foes and took a 5-0 semifinal win before upsetting Beitz and improving to 13-0.