Athletes of the Week

The senior guard scored 34 points and had 10 rebounds, three steals, two assists and a blocked shot in an 81-56 victory over Oak Harbor. Playing with the flu, he had 16 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in a 60-52 victory over Burlington-Edison.

Everett coach Darrell Olson said he recently moved Daniels from small forward to point guard.

“Our need was great for someone to handle the ball,” Olson said. “And things have worked out quite nicely.”

Although he was sick, Olson said Daniels played as many minutes, if not more, than his usual amount against Burlington-Edison.

“He doesn’t want to come out,” Olson said. “He plays sick, he plays hurt.”

Olson said Daniels’ participation was crucial because Everett’s other star player, Reggie Limar, was on the bench for 12 second-half minutes with foul trouble.

“It was nice to see (Daniels) step up,” Olson said. “He has added some leadership to the team. It’s a nice bonus.”

Other top boys basketball performers: Elias Carlson, Snohomish County Christian; Ryan Sommer, Snohomish; Matt Holzer, Snohomish; P.J. Swesey, Arlington; Tim Groen, Shoreline Christian; Ryan Andrews, Grace Academy; Dan Walters, Monroe; Roger Russaw, Mountlake Terrace; Marcus Steele, Stanwood; Ryan Appleby, Stanwood; Lee Miller, Lake Stevens; Mike Work, Lakewood; Bryce Boyd, Darrington; Aaron Norton, Grace Academy.

The senior, who has played all five positions for the Eagles this season, had a rare triple-double, the first of her career, in a 64-62 victory over Anacortes, scoring 45 points with 12 rebounds and 11 steals. She also had 19 points and 14 rebounds in a 51-34 victory over Mount Vernon. Burt’s 45 points are an Arlington school record for boys or girls.

Arlington coach Mike Buckholz said that even after four seasons the University of Washington-bound Burt is capable of surprising him.

“She has been in double figures in rebounds every game this season,” Buckholz said. “She had 14 against Mount Vernon and only played three quarters.”

Buckholz said he held a team meeting after Arlington’s season-opening loss to Kamiak. Arlington has a young team around Burt and Buckholz told her the Eagles couldn’t afford her usual unselfishness.

“I told her she has to go for it and see if she can get in a groove,” Buckholz said. “Against Anacortes she started out that way. She was 13-for-19 from the field and 15-for-22 from the line.”

And Buckholz said Burt’s one-woman show helped his team.

“They saw that if she needs to carry us, she will,” Buckholz said. “They saw that and by the end of the Mount Vernon game, the others were making big shots. Consequently, she did not need to score as much against Mount Vernon.”

Other top girls basketball performers: Denise Wilbur, Granite Falls; Michelle Meece, Darrington; Siri Brekkaa, Snohomish County Christian; Kayla Huss, Cascade; Kate Nudelman, Shoreline Christian; Kristen O’Neill, Meadowdale; Lindsay Page, Kamiak; Valerie Hartman, Oak Harbor; Amanda Kerr, Mariner; Laura Freimuth, Jackson; Tracy Webber, Everett; Brianne King, Coupeville; Jamie Short, Grace Academy.

  • Wrestler of the week: Neil Hollo, Granite Falls.

  • Boys swimmer of the week: Max Hinricksen, Lake Stevens.

    Other top boys swimmers: Eddie Anderton, Snohomish; Derek Shiu, Meadowdale; Rodney Pilman, Mountlake Terrace; Jesse Leary, Snohomish; Bryan Cramer, Jackson; Timo Strunck, Jackson.

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