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Athletes of the Week — Jan. 31


Boys basketball

Julian Strawther, Liberty

The sophomore forward scored 31 of his 45 points in the second half in a 98-87 home victory over Coronado. He was 6-for-9 on 3-pointers and had seven rebounds.

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Girls basketball

Lainey Cornwall, Moapa Valley

The junior kept the Pirates undefeated in league play, scoring a total of 55 points in two victories. Cornwall scored 36 points in a 59-43 victory over rival Virgin Valley.

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Flag football

Brinkley McCoy, Las Vegas

The sophomore rushed for 306 yards and four touchdowns in a 59-24 home triumph over Eldorado on Jan. 25. She also rushed for 170 yards and a TD in a 63-38 win over the Sundevils on Jan. 22.

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Nico Antuna, Centennial

The senior 138-pounder won his 200th career match with a pin against Palo Verde.

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