Payton Brown, Roosevelt basketball
The junior scored a game high 29 points in Roosevelt’s 63-46 win over Muleshoe on Feb. 7. The win gave Roosevelt a fourth seed in the bi-district round of the Class 3a playoffs.
“She’s been our leader all year long. When we needed a victory, she found a way to get it,” Roosevelt coach Linden Weese said. “She took the game over. It was a game we had to have to get a seeding game with Shallowater and wasn’t going to be denied.”
“She’s pretty amazing, she can do about anything with the basketball. She’s a great scorer, she’s a great passer, she’s been our leading rebounder. She’s done everything for us all year long.”
Brown received 51.4 percent of the vote in the Lone Star Varsity Athlete of the Week poll to clinch the victory.
Wesley Timmins, Idalou basketball
The senior scored 34 points, including 26 in the second half and hit seven 3-pointers, in Idalou’s 62-36 win over Friona last Friday. Timmins played his last basketball game against Muleshoe on Tuesday night.
“Going into that game, we knew (Timmins) was going to have to be a big factor for us,” Idalou coach Dustin Schulte said. “One of our starters got hurt the game before that, so (Timmins) was going to have to be the go to guy. The guys did a good job finding him and getting him good looks, and he was making them. I was excited for him as a senior in his last home game.”
“He was the face of the program this year. He is the leader, he was a vocal leader and a positive leader. We had a lot of youth and inexperience this year, and he took that leadership role very seriously and he wanted that. Those guys really looked to him. I can’t say enough about this character and who he is. It didn’t go unnoticed. They all view him as a positive leader in that locker room and he’s knows that something he can take out with him in the real world.”
Timmins received 67.0 percent of the vote in the Lone Star Varsity Athlete of the Week poll for the victory.