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The Athlete of the Week nominees for Jan. 21-27. Voting closes at midnight Sunday. The winner will be announced on next week’s Prep Focus page.

Nakia Boston

Lynnwood | Girls Basketball

Boston, a junior, scored 11 of her 18 points in the second half while playing on an injured ankle in the Royals’ 57-53 Wesco 3A/2A win over Cedarcrest on Tuesday. Boston hurt her ankle in the second quarter.

Malakhi Knight

Marysville Getchell | Boys Basketball

Knight, a sophomore, scored more than half his team’s points in a 65-58 win over Stanwood on Wednesday. He finished the game with 39 points. “We threw multiple defenses at him, and nothing seemed to work, obviously,” Stanwood coach Zach Ward said.

Madison Marshall

Snohomish | Girls Wrestling

Marshall, a sophomore ranked seventh in the state in her weight class by Washington Wrestling Report, won the 190-pound division at the 42-team Lady Knights Invitational on Saturday at Mariner High School. Marshall pinned all four of her opponents.

Blake McBride

Oak Harbor | Boys Wrestling

McBride, a senior, recorded a takedown in a sudden-victory overtime period to beat Marysville Pilchuck’s Isaiah Galindo in a bout at 152 pounds during a Wesco 3A North dual meet Tuesday. McBride is ranked sixth and Galindo third in the Washington Wrestling Report’s 3A rankings. Galindo beat McBride in overtime earlier this season.

Spencer Thurman

Shorecrest | Boys Swimming

Thurman, a senior, won the 200-yard freestyle and 500 freestyle with Class 3A state-qualifying times of 1 minutes, 47.98 seconds and 4:54.54, respectively, in the Scots’ win over rival Shorewood on Thursday. Thurman also helped Shorecrest’s 400 freestyle relay team to a victory with a 3A state-qualifying time of 3:20.99.

Kiana Zellmer

Jackson | Bowling

Zellmer, a senior, rolled a 168 game and a 329 series to help the Timberwolves win the 4A-3A District Tournament on Wednesday at Glacier Lanes in Everett. With the victory, Jackson earned a spot in the state tournament, which is scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place.

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