Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016

GCS Player of the Week - February 25

We have a special edition of the Greenville County Schools Player of the Week to honor our Middle School Basketball County Champions!

Woodmont Middle Wildcats Girls BasketballWoodmont Middle Wildcats Girls Basketball. The Lady Wildcats capped a perfect 15-0 season by defeating Northwood Middle 44-28 in the County Championship game! The Lady Wildcats ran through the regular season as back to back Region 3 champions and in a hard fought battle of unbeaten, the Lady Wildcats advanced to the championship game by defeating Blue Ridge Middle (12-0) 26-25 in the semi-final. Ja’Rae Smith paced the Lady Wildcats with 14 points in the championship victory.

Hillcrest Middle Wildcats Boys BasketballHillcrest Middle Wildcats Boys Basketball. Hillcrest Middle finished its regular season with an 11-1 record, winning Region 3. In the county tournament the #2 seed Wildcats defeated Hughes Academy and Greer Middle on their way to a showdown with #1 seed Beck Academy. Sully Reames scored 21 and Justin Amadi added 19 as the Wildcats knocked off the #1 seed 59-50 to claim the County Championship.

Congratulations to our 2015-16 Middle School Basketball County Champions, Woodmont Girls and Hillcrest Boys!

Here are the other finalists as submitted by their school:

Braxton Roberson/Austin Hall, Berea Wrestling – Upper State champions, All Region and North-South All Star wrestlers

Sakorea Black, Berea Basketball – All-Region basketball

Deandre Hargrove, Carolina Basketball – All Region basketball

Eastside Wrestling – Qualified 8 wrestlers for state tournament

Jessica Garlington, Eastside Basketball – Region II AAA Girls Player of the Year.  All State AAA Girls Basketball selection

Madisen Smith, Greenville Basketball – Region I AAAA Girls Player of the Year and All State AAAA Girls selection

Griffin Stephenson, Hillcrest Wrestling – Qualified for state wrestling tournament

Christy Beaman, Hillcrest Lacrosse – Led team in scoring inpre-season, signed to play collegiately at North Greenville

Thomas Drunkenmiller/Isaiah Gallaher/Kanon Hawkins, Mauldin Wrestling – Qualified for state wrestling tournament

Riley Leavitt, Mauldin Soccer – Scored hat trick, 3 goals vs CCES in a scrimmage

Vcitor Tello/Stephen Garber, Riverside Wrestling – Qualified for state wrestling tournament

Brooke Jordan-Brown, Riverside Basketball – All Region basketball

Jalen Thomas, Southside Basketball – Recognized by coach for improvement during second half of the season.

Zykeria Gambrell, Southside Basketball – Freshman athlete competed in volleyball, basketball and now is starting softball

Luke Wetzel, Wade Hampton Wrestling – Runner-Up at Upper State wrestling at 145

Sierra Foster, Wade Hampton Basketball – 10 pts, 8 rebs and 3 steals in playoff game vs Westwood

Shemar DeGannes, Woodmont Wrestling – Upper State champion at 220 lbs

Xan Rowland, Woodmont Basketball – Recognized for leadership by coach


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