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(2-5-17) This week’s SSN’s National Girls Basketball Player of the Week is Crothersville’s (Indiana) Katrina Christian.

Christian (5’7 Senior) helped lead the Tigers to a Class A Sectional title with three wins on the week. On Tuesday  (1-31-17) in the Sectional opener Christian scored 27 points in a 49-47 OT win over Trinity Lutheran.

In the Sectional semifinal game (2-3-17), Christian had 13 points in a 54-41 win over Orleans. The win gave the Tigers the most wins in a season with 18.

In the Sectional Final game, Christian had 32 points in a 72-69 win over West Washington, the Tigers also added their 19th win on the season.  The win made national news, it was the Tigers first-ever Sectional championship in any sport in a 103 years of being an IHSAA member. (Move over Chicago Cubs). Crothersville joined the IHSAA in 1914.

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Christian will continue her basketball career next season at Eastern Illinois University.

Crothersville  will play in Saturday’s Springs Valley Class A Regional  against top-ranked Wood Memorial (24-1) in the second game at noon.

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