After nearly 18-thousand votes for Player of the Week, the top boy and top girl were each named BLITZ Players of the Week. BLITZ then chose one other boy and girl as a POW winner. It was White County’s Dasha Cannon (6,607 votes) who edged Dawson’s Eli Burruss (6,076) for the overall vote winner. Both won Player of the Week, and BLITZ named Union’s Sawyer Drake and Lumpkin’s Mackenzie Pulley as well.
Dasha Cannon earns her second POW award this season and third in her career after a week that saw her average 18.7 points, 4.7 assists, and 2.7 rebounds over a three-game span. She’s also money from the charity stripe, shooting over 80% from the line.
Junior guard Eli Burruss is often overlooked because of the cast around him for the Tigers. Which makes it that much more impressive that in the last couple of games (prior to Tuesday night action), he averaged 17.5 points and 5 rebounds over a two-game span.
Burruss led all scorers with 15 points (6-for-8 shooting) in a win over North Hall. In the previous game against #1-GAC, he scored 18, and is averaging 12 points and 5 rebounds per game overall on the season.
Junior Sawyer Drake transitioned very nicely from the gridiron to the hardwood, and is still just blistering opponents. Here lately, he’s put up 23 points, 8 rebounds, and 3.5 steals per contest over his last three games, earning his first POW award.
Senior Mackenzie Pulley has been a key player in Lumpkin’s historic run here early in 2018-19. The forward averaged 17.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.7 blocks over her past three games for the Lady Indians.
Feature Photo by Todd Forrest