The Athlete of the Week nominees for March 2-8. Voting closes at midnight Sunday. The winner will be announced on next week’s Prep Focus page. Each weekly winner will be included in an Athlete of the Month poll.
Aaliyah Collins and Maya Erling | Glacier Peak | Girls Basketball
Collins and Erling, both junior guards, led the Grizzlies to a third-place finish at the 4A Hardwood Classic in Tacoma. Collins averaged 13.0 points, 4.3 assists and 4.7 steals per game and was named to the all-tournament first team. Erling averaged 13.8 points per game and was named to the all-tournament second team.
Mia Flor | King’s | Girls Basketball
Flor, a junior forward, averaged 11.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in the Knights’ three games at the Class 1A Hardwood Classic in Yakima. She was named to the all-tournament second team.
Tyler Linhardt and Jordan Hansen | King’s | Boys Basketball
Linhardt, a sophomore forward, was named the MVP of the Class 1A Hardwood Classic after leading the Knights to the state championship. Linhardt averaged 21.8 points and 12.3 rebounds in King’s four victories in Yakima, including 25 points and 16 rebounds Saturday in a 70-67 win over Lynden Christian in the title game. Hansen, a sophomore guard, made a game-tying 3-point field goal with 6.4 seconds remaining to send the championship game into overtime. Hansen, who averaged 15.8 points per game over the Knight’s four games in Yakima, was voted to the all-tournament second team.
Hailey Hiatt | Arlington | Girls Basketball
Hiatt, a junior guard, led the Eagles to a third-place finish at last week’s 3A Hardwood Classic. Hiatt, who averaged 15.3 points per game during Arlington’s three games in the Tacoma Dome, was named to the all-tournament second team. Hiatt hit the game-winning shot with 6.1 seconds to go in the Eagles’ 50-49 quarterfinal win over Shorecrest.
Tucker Molina | Glacier Peak | Boys Basketball
Molina, a junior wing, helped the Grizzlies place fifth at last week’s 4A Hardwood Classic in Tacoma. Molina, who averaged 12.7 points per game, was voted to the all-tournament second team.
Cameron Stordahl | Marysville Pilchuck | Boys Basketball
Stordahl, a senior wing, averaged 18.0 points and 5.3 rebounds in the Tomahawks’ three games at the Class 3A Hardwood Classic in Tacoma. He was named to the all-tournament second team.