skip navigation Athlete of the Week Nominees: December 25-31

01/02/2018, 9:00am CST
By Norbert Durst

Below are the Athlete of the Week Nominees for the week of December 25 through 31. Voting is open until Thursday at 4pm, so be sure to vote for who you feel is most deserving and spread the word. Users may vote once per day. Athlete of the Week Nominees: December 25-31

Hannah Belanger, Grafton girls basketball: Belanger scored a career-high 39 points in the Black Hawks' 73-44 win over Evansville on Thursday. The Truman State commit went over 1,000 career points earlier last month. Belanger, a junior, is averaging 19.6 points per game for Grafton, who is 8-2 overall. 

Brianna Flayter, Saint Thomas More girls basketball: Flayter finished with a game-high 26 points with 6 three-pointers, including the game-winning three-pointer with 8 seconds left in overtime to lift the Cavaliers past Lakeside Lutheran, 60-57, at the Fort Atkinson Holiday Classic. She tallied 5 points in a 57-47 loss to D2 No. 8 Slinger on Thursday at the event. The St. Xavier University recruit is averaging 15.7 points per game for Saint Thomas More, who is 6-3 overall. 

Tyrese Haliburton, Oshkosh North boys basketball: Haliburton finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in Oshkosh North's win over Brookfield Central, 59-55, at Rick Majerus WBY Shootout. The Iowa State recruit also went 10-for-10 from the free throw line. Haliburton is averaging 20.6 points, 6.3 assists and 4.4 steals per game for the top-ranked and undefeated Spartans. 

Anna Misky, DSHA girls basketball: Misky scored a team-high 20 points to lead the Dashers to a 76-71 upset win over previously unbeaten Stevens Point who entered the game ranked No. 5 in the Coaches Poll in Division 1. She went 6 of 7 from behind the arc. Misky, a sophomore, is averaging 7.3 points per game for DSHA, who is 6-3 overall. 

Nick Otto, Xavier boys basketball: Otto scored a career-high 33 points while going 9-for-14 from behind the arc in the Hawks' 94-69 victory against Catholic Memorial at the Rick Majerus WBY Shootout. He also tallied 13 points with three triples in Xavier's win over The Prairie School. Otto, a junior, is averaging 16.4 points per game for the Hawks, undefeated and top-ranked team in the Division 3 Coaches Poll. 

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