BLITZ names four basketball Players of the Week; includes three first-timers
Brian Cunane (Lumpkin County) won the overall vote for Fan Vote Player of the Week, capturing 12,558 votes. In total, 35,596 votes were cast this week. The top boy (Cunane) and top girl vote-getter earned the honors. For the girl, it was second-place in the voting, Dasha Cannon (White County) who captured the top spot with 7,824 votes. BLITZ then picked both Denika Lightbourne (Tallulah Falls), who racked up 6,809 votes for 3rd-most anyway, and Lindsay Moore (Stephens County) as BLITZ-pick Players of the Week.
BRIAN CUNANE (FAN VOTE)
Brian Cunane picked a great time for a career-best performance, as the junior forward poured in 16 points and hauled in 7 boards in a close loss at Dawson County last week. This is Cunane’s first Player of the Week award.
POW Graphic (Framed) – Brian Cunane
POW Graphic (Framed) - Brian Cunane
DASHA CANNON (BLITZ PICK)
Dasha Cannon is no stranger to these things, as the junior guard picks up her 7th Player of the Week award of her storied career. This time, it comes on the heels of a 3-game stretch last week that saw her average 14 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2.5 steals per contest for the Lady Warriors. This is also the second time this season Cannon has collected the award. Her 7 total awards is the fourth most in BLITZ history.
POW Graphic (Framed) – Dasha Cannon 2
POW Graphic (Framed) - Dasha Cannon 2
DENIKA LIGHTBOURNE (BLITZ PICK)
One of the top freshman we’ve seen this season is Tallulah Falls’ Denika Lightbourne. The guard has come on strong in the back half of the season and emerged as a leader for the Lady Indians. In recent performances, she has averaged 13.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.7 steals over 3 games last week. This is her first Player of the Week award.
POW Graphic (Framed) – Denika Lightbourne
POW Graphic (Framed) - Denika Lightbourne
LINDSAY MOORE (BLITZ PICK)
Long has Lindsay Moore been knocking on the door for this honor, and it’s perhaps long overdue. The junior guard has been pivotal to the success of the Stephens County run this season, and it really wasn’t much of a surprise. She’s been great as of late, going for 11.3 points, 3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 2 assists on average over 3 games last week. That included making 6 3-pointers. It gets broken down like this:
Against Madison County, she had 18 pts, 3 reb, 4 ast, when 6-for-7 inside the arc, and hit a pair of 3s, including one in the last minute of game to take final lead. The 18 was a career-high for Moore. Against St. Pius, she had 8 pts, 4 reb, 2 ast, and made both 3-point attempts. And against Hart County, 8 pts, 2 reb, 3 steals, 2 ast, and two more 3-pointers.
POW Graphic (Framed) – Lindsay Moore
POW Graphic (Framed) - Lindsay Moore
Feature Photo by White County Basketball