Five basketball players and one bowler are highlighted in the newest CatchMark SportsNet West Michigan Conference Player of the Week fan poll.
It’s time for us to recognize the six nominees who stood out during the week of Jan. 23-28, 2023. It’s time for you to vote for Player of the Week.
The poll can be found at the bottom of this story after brief capsules on the nominees. Voting is open and will continue until noon on Friday, Feb. 3.
Athletes are listed alphabetically:
CHASE ALBRIGHT, Holton bowling
The Red Devils senior rolled a school-record 279 on Saturday in the Reeths-Puffer Invitational at Northway Lanes. Albright, who also plays basketball during the winter sports season, finished third overall in the tournament. Only six pins separated him from the tourney champion. Entering this week, Holton was third in the West Michigan Conference standings.
JAYNA EDMONDSON, Manistee basketball
The 5-foot-7 junior point guard picked up her scoring pace last week as the Chippewas split a pair of games. In Friday’s 57-30 victory at Orchard View, Edmondson scored a game-high 15 points. In Tuesday’s 44-39 loss at Oakridge on Tuesday, she led Manistee with 11 points.
ANNA LUNDQUIST, Oakridge basketball
The 6-foot-2 junior had a nice week for the Eagles, who split a pair of games. In Tuesday’s 44-39 home win over Manistee Tuesday, Lundquist totaled 19 points, 15 rebounds and four steals. In Friday’s 42-40 road loss to Ludington Friday, she scored a game-high 18 points to go with nine rebounds.
WREN NELSON, Mason County Central basketball
The 6-foot-3 junior forward was a force for the Spartans in a pair of home wins last week. In Tuesday’s 36-18 victory over North Muskegon, Nelson finished with 10 points and seven rebounds. In Friday’s 55-37 win over Holton, she totaled 12 points and three blocks.
DAVID SHILLINGER, Ludington basketball
The 5-foot-9 junior point guard scored 32 of his game-high 35 points in the second half of the Orioles’ 76-74 overtime victory at Traverse City Central last Tuesday. It was the lone game last week for Ludington, which remained unbeaten and entered this week with a 13-0 overall record and 6-0 mark in the West Michigan Conference Lakes Division.
CAMDEN THOMPSON, Whitehall basketball
The 6-foot-5 sophomore had a couple of big games last week in helping the Vikings extend their winning streak to six games. In Tuesday’s 76-30 home win over Western Michigan Christian, Thompson had 23 points and 11 rebounds. In Thursday’s 92-61 home victory over Shelby, he packed the stat sheet with 28 points, 12 rebounds, five steals, four assists and one block.
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