Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Arizona High School Girls Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 15-21 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Monday. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveaz.
WAFD BANK PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
Leamsi Acuna, Flowing Wells: Against Salpointe Catholic on Saturday, the sophomore led the team in scoring with 18 points and collected five rebounds, four assists and two steals in a 59-55 loss.
Rebecca Arave, Lee Williams: Making her first appearance on the list, Arave had her best game of the season Tuesday, posting a double-double with 22 points and 16 rebounds to help lift the Volunteers to a 36-24 victory over Bradshaw Mountain. The sophomore then posted 22 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a steal in a 40-35 victory against the Bears on Friday.
Sierra Badger, Poston Butte: Badger, a junior, led the team in scoring with 21 points in Tuesday’s 65-37 victory over Shadow Mountain. She also had five assists, four rebounds and four steals to help power the Broncos to victory.
Alyssa Brown, Sahuaro: It was another outstanding week for Brown, who opened things Tuesday by posting 32 points and 17 rebounds. The senior’s double-double accounted for more than half of the points and rebounds for the team in its 53-29 victory over Cienega. Thursday was arguably her best game yet, though, as she dropped 47 points and 15 rebounds to help lift the Cougars to an 85-55 victory against Catalina Foothills.
Katie Burns, Catalina Foothills: In just the third game of the season for the Falcons, the sophomore was absolutely dynamic, racking up 25 points, three rebounds and three assists in a 63-56 loss to Tucson on Monday.
Victoria Cazares, Pueblo: The sophomore is continuing to have a phenomenal season, posting 25 points, five assists and four steals in a 58-50 victory over Combs on Wednesday.
Reilly Clark, Catalina Foothills: Clark, a sophomore, racked up a double-double with 20 points, 14 rebounds and three steals in Monday’s 63-56 loss to Tucson. She had 27 points Thursday in an 85-55 loss to Sahuaro.
Kacie Clinton, Bradshaw Mountain: The junior posted a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds, along with four assists and four steals, to help defeat Coronado 60-42 on Friday.
Kelci Connolly, Sunrise Mountain: In the Mustangs’ 56-48 win over Millennium on Friday, the junior had 19 points and five rebounds.
Marisa Davis, Valley Vista: The senior and Washington Huskies commit notched a double-double with 23 points and 16 rebounds, along with three assists and three steals, to help propel the Monsoon to a 61-30 victory over Desert Vista on Monday.
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