Alex Flagler, Buford: Scored 19 points in a loss to South Atlanta on Tuesday.
Kaela Davis, Buford: Scored 18 points in a win against South Atlanta.
Jake Burnette, Buford: Scored 19 points in a win against Therrell.
Bailey Boyd, Jefferson: Scored 17 points in a win against Oconee County on Tuesday.
David Watson, Jefferson: Scored 23 points in a win against Oconee County and 13 points in a win against Commerce on
Austin Thompson, Jefferson: Scored 10 points in a win against Oconee County and 19 points in a win against Commerce.
Zach Pendley, North Georgia Christian: Scored 20 points with 16 rebounds in a loss to Horizon Christian on Tuesday.
Jacob Evans, Dawson County: Scored 34 points (nine 3-pointers) in a loss to Lambert on Tuesday.
Tyler Dominy, Dawson County: Scored 15 points in a loss to Lambert and 16 points in a win against Hebron Christian on Saturday.
Carly Gilreath, Dawson County: Scored 14 points in a loss to Lambert.
Kaleb Holbrook, Dawson County: Scored 16 points in a win against Hebron Christian.
Rebecca Webster, Gainesville: Scored 19 points in a win against Oconee County on Friday.
Peyton Robertson, Chestatee: Scored 19 points with nine rebounds in a win against Union County on Friday.
Rachel Kelly, Chestatee: Scored 11 points with 10 rebounds in a win against Union County.
Jasmine Grier, Commerce: Scored 14 points in a loss to Jefferson on Friday.
Morgan Jackson, East Hall: Scored 23 points in a win against North Hall on Friday.
Mary Kate Rushton, North Hall: Scored 18 points in a loss to East Hall on Friday.
Taylor Swoszowski, North Hall: Scored 15 points in a loss to East Hall.
Kanler Coker, North Hall: Scored 15 points with 10 rebounds in a win against East Hall.
Matt Hollis, Johnson: Scored 33 points in a win against Oglethorpe County on Saturday.
Ty Odem, Johnson: Scored 15 points and pulled down 20 rebounds in a win against Oglethorpe County.
Caitlin Sloan, Johnson: Scored 14 points and added four rebounds in a win against Oglethorpe County.
Kenesha Cooper, Johnson: Scored 14 points in a win against Oglethorpe County.
Dre Pou, West Hall: Scored 19 points in a win against White County on Tuesday.
Amber Johnson, West Hall: Scored 15 points in a loss to White County on Tuesday and 15 points in a win against
Mountain View on Saturday.
Adrian Humphrey, Riverside Military: Scored 20 points in a win against Chestatee.
Tanner Yates, West Hall: Had two pins on Tuesday against Northview and Winder-Barrow on Tuesday.
Logan Herford, West Hall: Had two pins on Tuesday against Northview and Winder-Barrow and placed first in the Creekview Invitational on Saturday.
Andy Mai, Gainesville: Recorded two pins and a win by decision in a four-team match on Wednesday.
Charles Dodelin, Gainesville: Recorded two wins by decision and one pin.
Johnson Webster, Gainesville: Recorded a pin, a win by decision and a win by technical decision.
Taylor Marett, North Hall: Placed first in the Apalachee Wildcat Round Robin on Saturday.
Tyler Kratzer, North Hall: Placed first in the Apalachee Wildcat Round Robin.
Cody Wilsdon, North Hall: Placed first in the Apalachee Wildcat Round Robin.
Shane Doster, North Hall: Placed first in the Apalachee Wildcat Round Robin.
East Hall’s Jasmine Jenkins found a way to play her best, even though she was feeling her worst last Friday against North Hall.
Jenkins, a junior point guard for the Lady Vikings, was nauseous and sick the entire game as a result of eating a fast food meal too close to tip-off against the Lady Trojans, but still found a way to finish with 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in a 69-58 rivalry win.
“This was the first time she set aside adversity because she wanted to win that game,” East Hall coach Joey Rider said. “She was out there to win, not just out there to play.”
Coming that close to a triple-double shows a lot about how diverse Jenkins’ game has become. This year, Rider says that she is blossoming into a shooter too, instead of just filling the role of a true point guard and always dishing out the ball to others. The Vikings’ coach is relying on Jenkins to be one of the leaders this season in scoring and so far, she’s delivered.
“I’ve really worked on my decision-making with the ball,” Jenkins said. “If I don’t have an open shot, I know I can rely on my teammates.”
“I know there’s a time to pass and a time to shoot.”
Jenkins definitely hasn’t lost her touch for finding the open pass. She wants to get everyone in on the scoring and make the Lady Vikings a threat to win Lanierland and the Region 8-AA title. Against North Hall, Jenkins got just as much of a thrill getting players like Morgan Jackson, Kelsey Allen, Taylor Bishop and Holly Lester in on the scoring.
“I like when my teammates do good,” Jenkins said. “When they do well, I feel like a proud mother.”
Jenkins knows that when everyone gets a fair crack at taking shots, it will help build team chemistry as well. Her first order of business against the Lady Trojans was on the defensive end and trying to keep McKenna Rushton off balance shooting 3-pointers. Then on offense, she was set on getting it into the hot shooter early.
“It’s all about trying to help the team win,” Jenkins said.
Another aspect of Jenkins’ leadership that Rider doesn’t downplay is her outspoken nature. He knows she’s always willing to speak her mind in a tactful and non-confrontational manner.
“If we’re in the locker room and I got onto someone too much or did something to kill the mood, she’ll tell me about it afterward,” Rider said.
Jenkins is trying to develop her game in all phases to become the complete player with the goal after graduation of playing at Clemson University. To try to make that dream a reality, the 5-foot-8 point guard is playing basketball year-round, whether it be at East Hall or with her travel AAU team.
Rider said that Jenkins’ non-stop commitment to the game is what it takes to join an elite level of athletes, which he says she is fully capable of achieving.