De Pere's Morgan Anderson goes for a steal against Bay Port's Hannah Hilbert during the Redbirds' 58-37 victory on Jan. 17.
Each week, Press-Gazette Media will recognize outstanding prep basketball achievements with the American Family Insurance all-Press-Gazette Media performances of the week. Here are the selections for the week of Jan. 14 to Jan. 19.
Girls basketball performance of the week
De Pere senior Morgan Anderson went 6-for-6 on 3-pointers and tallied a game-high 24 points in a 57-38 victory against Bay Port on Jan. 17. The 5-foot-9 guard made three 3s and scored 11 points in the first quarter to help the Redbirds get off to a fast start and extend their winning streak to 34 games and take sole possession of first place in the Fox River Classic Conference.
Boys basketball performance of the week
West De Pere sophomore Cody Schwartz drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Phantoms a 66-63 road win at top-ranked Seymour on Jan. 15. It was one of three 3s for the 6-foot-7 center, who scored a game-high 25 points as West De Pere rallied from a 12-point deficit to take sole possession of first place in the Bay Conference.
Honorable mention girls performances
Oconto Falls junior McKenna Larsen posted a team-high 13 points and had a 3-pointer rattle out at the buzzer in a 41-39 loss to New London on Jan. 15. The Panthers were the first team to come within single digits this season of the Bulldogs, who extended their winning streak to 54 games with the victory. Larsen also recorded a game-high 22 points in a 52-46 victory at Seymour on Jan. 18.
Coming off an arm injury that sidelined her for two games, Green Bay Southwest sophomore Natisha Hiedeman scored 16 of her game-high 20 points in the second half of a 52-38 victory against Sheboygan North on Jan. 15.
Green Bay East junior Jamee Schleis tallied a game-high 17 points to power the Red Devils to their first victory of the season by topping Green Bay West 40-28 on Jan. 18.
Honorable mention boys performances
De Pere sophomore Brevin Pritzl posted 21 of his game-high 28 points in the second half to lead the Redbirds to a 66-51 road victory at Bay Port on Jan. 18.
Wrightstown junior Nathan Larson buried a 3-pointer with 1 second remaining to help the Tigers rally for a 48-47 win against Valders after trailing by 11 points in the second half on Jan. 19.
Green Bay Notre Dame senior Ben Bobinski recorded 25 points, six rebounds, seven steals and three assists in 16 minutes during a 64-51 victory against Sheboygan South on Jan. 15. The 6-foot-3 wing was 8-for-11 from the field, including 3-for-4 from 3-point range, and went 6-for-6 from the free-throw line.
Nominate a player
Coaches, if you would like to nominate a player of the week please email firstname.lastname@example.org with extended statistics (rebounds, assists, steals, shooting percentages) or an explanation of why the player's efforts was so important to his or her team.