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Brady Olson, Sr., G, Cuba City
Cuba City senior guard Brady Olson reached the 1,000-point career milestone when he sank a free throw 11 seconds into the game to open the scoring, and the points just kept coming for the visiting Cubans en route to a 91-51 non-conference victory over the Potosi Chieftains in their season opener at Monday night PHS on Dec. 1.
Olson joined an elite group of Cuba City players to reach the 1,000-point plateau under Coach Petitgoue with a 19-point performance on Monday night. Olson scored seven early points and his newest teammate Brayden Dailey, a junior transfer from Mineral Point, added six points as the Cubans (1–0) rolled out to a 13–0 lead just over three minutes into the game.
Olson buried a pair of late 3s to put the Cubans ahead 47–26 at the halftime break. Olson netted 17 points and Dailey chipped in with 16 in the first half for the Cubans.
HONORABLE MENTION (In alphabetical order)
Logan Hubbard, Jr., G, Iowa–Grant girls basketball
Hubbard scored 14 of her game-high 24 points in the final 13:32 to lead the visiting Panthers to a 54–47 non-conference win at Potosi/Cassville last Tuesday night. Hubbard added six rebounds and five steals as the Iowa–Grant girls improved to 3–0 on the season. Five days earlier, Hubbard sank a pair of free throws to lift I–G to a 59–58 non-conference road win at Lancaster. She finished the night with a game-high 25 points.
Kiley Kelley, Jr., G, Lancaster girls basketball
Kelly scored a career-high 24 points on 8 of 12 shooting, including 5 of 8 from beyond the 3-point arc, to lead Lancaster (2–2) to a dominating 84–66 win at Barneveld last Tuesday night.
Adam Larson, Jr., F, Fennimore boys basketball
Larson scored a game-high 24 points on 9 of 14 shooting and blocked five shots to lead Fennimore to a 55–42 non-conference road win at Southwest Wisconsin Conference preseason favorite Prairie du Chien on Monday night. Larson opened the season with a 28-point game in a 70–48 win at River Ridge last Tuesday, then scored 19 in a 74–39 win over Barneveld last Friday. The 6'9" Larson is averaging 23.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3 blocks per game, while shooting 54.3 percent from the field, including 9 of 22 (41 percent) from 3-point land.
Josie Nies, Sr., G, Platteville girls basketball
Nies buried 6 of 8 3-point attempts and scored a game-high 24 points, to go along with eight assists, three rebounds and two steals in #1 ranked Platteville (Division 3) in last Tuesday's dominating 76–48 non-conference victory at Dubuque Hempstead. Nies was named to the All-Tournament team at the Beaver Dam Thanksgiving Tournament the previous weekend when she averaged 13 points, 5 assists and 3 rebounds in a pair of wins over Mosinee and Oconomowoc as the Hillmen won the Gold Division championship.