Below are the candidates for The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Month for February 2020. They were the winners of the athlete-of-the-week polls conducted during the month. The balloting for the athlete of the month closes at midnight Monday.
Tucker Molina | Glacier Peak | Boys Basketball (Jan. 27-Feb. 2)
Molina, a junior, scored 19 of his game-high 23 points in the second half as the Grizzlies rallied from a double-digit deficit in the third quarter to beat Mariner 55-49 on Jan. 27 in matchup of the top two teams in Wesco 4A. Molina, a 6-foot-5 wing, scored 12 of his 23 points at the foul line.
Ella Sylvester | Everett | Girls Basketball (Feb. 3-9)
Sylvester, a sophomore guard, scored a game-high 29 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, as the Seagulls beat Stanwood 56-48 in a Wesco 3A-2A contest Feb. 4.
Jaxson Smith | Lake Stevens | Boys Basketball (Feb. 10-16)
Smith, a senior forward, scored 28 points on Feb. 11, including four 3-pointers, to help the Vikings beat Kamiak 81-72 on Senior Night.
Jesse Hoiby | Jackson | Boys Basketball (Feb. 17-23, tie)
Hoiby, a senior point guard, scored a season-high 24 points and added four steals Feb. 20 in the Timberwolves’ 56-50 victory over Woodinville in a winner-to-state, loser-out 4A Wes-King Bi-District Tournament game.
Allison DeBerry | Arlington | Girls Basketball (Feb. 17-23, tie)
DeBerry, a senior guard, scored 11 points off the bench, including a buzzer-beating jumper to end the third quarter, as the Eagles clinched a 3A state regional berth with a 55-46 win over Ferndale on Feb. 18 in a Class 3A Northwest District Tournament semifinal.
Luke Dobler | Marysville Pilchuck | Boys Basketball (Feb. 24-March 1)
Dobler, a senior, scored a team-high 27 points — including three clutch free throws with 8.5 seconds remaining to force overtime — in the Tomahawks’ 81-71 loss to Kamiakin on Feb. 29 in a Class 3A state regional playoff game.