Player of the Week nominations

Published 8:58 pm Saturday, March 1, 2014

Following are this week’s nominees for the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week:

  • Brandee Johnson, sophomore for Nansemond River High School track and field: Though still an underclassman, she won the state championship in the 300-meter dash with a time of 39.06 seconds, took second in the triple jump with a distance of 36-feet-5.5-inches and placed third in 500-meter dash. Her time in that event was 1:16.88, less than a second behind the winner.
  • Kaylor Nash, senior for Nansemond-Suffolk Academy basketball: She made a positive impact for her team in both state playoff games. In a 67-31 quarterfinal win over visiting Norfolk Christian High School, she had 12 points, nine rebounds, two steals and a block. Despite the 45-39 semifinal loss to The Miller School of Albemarle, she still had a game-high 14 rebounds to go with eight points and a steal.
  • Brittany Alston, senior for King’s Fork High School basketball: She stepped up offensively when her teammates were struggling in the first round of the regional playoffs. Despite the 61-53 loss to visiting Woodrow Wilson High School, the eventual 4A South runner-up, her senior leadership was still present via a double-double of 18 points and 10 assists.
  • Marche’ Everette, senior Lakeland High School basketball: Despite the 66-56 loss in the first round of the regional playoffs, he helped give his team a chance against visiting Booker T. Washington High School. His double-double of 16 points and 15 rebounds showed he had picked up where he left off in the previous week’s conference tournament as a force to be reckoned with down low.

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Next Sunday, we’ll feature the readers’ choice in a story on the sports page.

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