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Vote for CatchMark Player of the Week (Feb. 7-12)

Oakridge and Shelby athletes represented in poll

The West Michigan Conference displayed no shortage of athletic talent during the first full week of February action. In efforts to highlight some standout performances, VanDyk Mortgage brings you the CatchMark Player of the Week.

Last week’s Player of the Week was awarded to Freshman Camden Thompson. The star freshman collected his second award of the season as the Whitehall boys basketball teams continue to improve since his big return earlier this season.

After reviewing some outstanding performances in last week’s competitions, the CatchMark SportsNet team was able to narrow it down to three deserving candidates.

Nominations and voting will be released each Wednesday at 8 a.m. and voting will close Friday at noon. Shortly after, the winner of the CatchMark Player of the Week will be announced.

Without further ado, here are the nominees for the CatchMark Player of the Week series brought to you by VanDyk Mortgage. Read the description of each player’s performance and cast your vote at the bottom of the story.

Jasmine Pastor of the Oakridge girls basketball team is photographed at the CatchMark Media Day on Nov. 24, 2021, in Whitehall, Mich. (Cody Ottinger | CatchMark)

JASMINE PASTOR, OAKRIDGE

The Oakridge girls basketball guard has found a way to contribute on all ends of the floor for the Eagles. As a second-year varsity player, Pastor has used her league experience and basketball knowledge to improve her contribution throughout the course of the season. Last week, Pastor scored a combined 33 points, pulled down 10 rebounds, and totaled five steals. The combined performances led her team to two conference victories for the Eagles last week.

Bishop Lee of the Shelby boys basketball team is photographed at the CatchMark Media Day on Nov. 24, 2021, in Whitehall, Mich. (Cody Ottinger | CatchMark)

BISHOP LEE, SHELBY

Shelby’s junior is often found doing the “dirty work” for a talented Tigers basketball team. The hard-working forward earns his keep pulling down rebounds and creating opportunities for his teammates. This past week week he did all of the little things and managed to contribute as Shelby’s number one scorer. Lee scored 18 points against Hart and pulled down 9 rebounds. Later in the week, he had a near identical performance with 17 points and 9 rebounds against Holton. The improving junior seems to be clicking just in time for the post season.

Garrett Wever of the Oakridge boys basketball team is photographed at the CatchMark Media Day on Nov. 24, 2021, in Whitehall, Mich. (Cody Ottinger | CatchMark)

GARRETT WEVER, OAKRIDGE

Oakridge’s senior guard has really found his way in the second half of the season. Last week against Western Michigan Christian, Wever scored his first 30-point game of the season. He added to that performance with 8 rebounds and 6 assists. The three year varsity player carried that confidence into a league battle against Mason County Central later in the week where he scored 20 points and notched five assists. Things are looking good for Wever and the Eagles as the district playoffs are fast approaching.

VOTES LIMITED ONE PER HOUR

If you wish to nominate a Player of the Week in the future, then email Zach Zweigle at zzweigle@catchmarkit.com.

Media Specialist for CatchMark Technologies and CatchMark SportsNet.

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