(2-26-17) Northwest Guilford’s (North Carolina) Elizabeth Kitley (6’4 C,PF Sophomore) is this week’s SSN National Girls High School Basketball Player of the Week.
Kitley was a key in Saturday night’s Northwest Guilford’s (27-2) 80-40 win over Dudley in the 4A NCHSAA Sectional Finals. She scored 24 points to help the Vikings move forward to round four in tournament play. Kitley has been diagnosed with mononucleosis, but if last night was any indication she seems ready to go. With the Vikings having just one Senior on the roster, she has had to help with a leadership roll on the team. Kitley has been getting lots of attention and offers from D1 coaches from around the country this season and continues to impress others.
Dearborn Heights Robichaud’s Kamaria McDaniel – 29.9 PPG 8.1 Rebounds Per Game 3.5 Assists Per Game 5’10 (G) McDonalds All American Nominee Penn State University commit
(2-19-17) Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan announced on Monday night that it had narrowed the field for its 2017 Miss Basketball Award down to five candidates. One of those candidates is this week’s SSN National Player of the Week, Dearborn Heights Robichaud’s Kamaria McDaniel (5’9 Senior Guard).
McDaniel led the Bulldogs to two wins this week. On Tuesday she scored 33 points, had 9 rebounds and 8 assists in a 72-50 win over Dearborn Heights Crestwood, on Friday she scored 31 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks in a 67-25 win over Romulus.
McDaniel was a McDonalds All American Nominee this year and will continue her career at Penn State.
(2-12-17) Pocahontas Area’s (Iowa) Elle Ruffridge is this week’s SSN National Girls Basketball Player of the Week.
The 5-foot-4 senior guard scored 31 points in a 73-44 win over Manson-Northwest Webster to reach 2,774 points and pass Deb Remmerde’s (1999-2003 at Rock Valley.) record of 2,756 points to become Iowa’s All-Time Career scoring leader.
Ruffridge will continue her education and basketball career at Missouri State next season.
(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.
(1-16-17) (#2 – 5A) Iowa City High (13-0) (Junior 5’11 Guard) Ashley Joens is this week’s SSN National Girls Basketball Player of the Week.
This week Joens in a win 73-35 win over Cedar Rapids Washington,scored a game-high 29 points (FG 10-14 FT – 7-8) . On Friday the Junior scored 23 points and added 7 rebounds in a 59-40 win over #7 (4A) Cedar Rapids Xavier 59-40.
Ashley Joens just reached 1000 points! Joins Hansche, Krei, Johnson, Lorenzen and Nason in the 1000 point club! pic.twitter.com/hmet6qWe2Q
(1-8-17) This week’s SSN National Girls Basketball Player of the Week is Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Colorado) Sophomore Fran Belibi (6’1 Forward). Belibi became the first high school girl in Colorado history to dunk a basketball during a game. The dunk took place on Friday (1-6-17) night in a 78-23 win over Grand Junction. The dunk received national attention and went viral on social media.
What was overlooked in that game, Belibi scored 21 points (10-12 FG), had 8 rebounds, 6 steals, 4 blocked shots and 2 assists. She would top that off on Saturday (1-7-17) night with a double-double against Fairview, she would score 23 points (9-12 FG), 15 rebounds and 3 blocked shots in a 69-52 win.