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Skylar White, G, So., River Ridge girls basketball
River Ridge sophomore guard Skylar White is this week’s Mast Water Technology Athlete of the Week after posting 27 points and eight steals in last Thursday’s 2017–18 season debut. White’s big night led the Timberwolves to a dominating 53–37 victory over visiting Wauzeka. White, one of four returning starters for coach Caron Townsend buried four 3-pointers and came up with eight of the ‘Wolves 24 steals. White again scored in double figures with a team-high 16 points in River Ridge’s 47–33 non-conference victory over Fennimore Tuesday night.
The Timberwolves will travel to Prairie du Chien on Monday for another non-conference game before opening Six Rivers West Conference play next Friday at Benton.
HONORABLE MENTION (in alphabetical order):
Devin Wagner, Jr., G, Lancaster girls basketball
The Lancaster junior guard had 18 points, 12 rebounds, 9 assists and six assists in a pair of victories last week to lead the Flying Arrows to a 2–0 start to the season. Wagner posted 8 points, 6 boards, 3 assists and 3 steals in last Tuesday’s season-opening 46–33 win at Souhtwestern. She then had 10 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals in Friday’s 55–34 win over Iowa–Grant.
Bailey Kreul, Sr., G, Fennimore girls basketball
The senior guard made three 3-pointers, including the eventual game-winner with less than three minutes left in last Friday’s 37–36 non-conference victory over visiting Prairie du Chien.
Madison Myers, Sr., G, Southwestern girls basketball
Myers scored a team-high 20 points and passed out three assists to lead the Wildcats (1–1) to a 56–42 non-conference victory over visiting Belmont last Thursday night. She also had 10 points and two assists in the Wildcats’ 46–33 season-opening loss to Lancaster last Tuesday night.