News-Herald players of the week for Jan. 11

Jan. 11—Lilly Stukus

Chagrin Falls>>Girls basketball


On the court: In a win over Fairview, had 28 points, seven steals, three rebounds and two assists. In a win over West Geauga, had 24 points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists.

Off the court: "Stuwey" says her favorite sports memories include winning the CVC in basketball with her teammates last year, and competing in the state meets for cross country and track and field. Loves to watch basketball, Caitlin Clark and Iowa, and the Cavaliers.

Matt Biddell

Mentor>>Boys basketball


On the court: In a win over Euclid, had 32 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Is averaging 22.5 points, eight rebounds and 5.5 assists per game.

Off the court: Will study business and finance and play basketball at Walsh University. Favorite sports memory is the Arby's Classic tournament in Tennessee over Christmas break. Enjoys being with friends and watching sports. Favorite food is burgers. Favorite movie is "Creed II." Favorite show is "The Pat McAfee Show." Enjoys the music of Drake. Favorite teams are the Cavaliers and Browns.

Ivy Martin

Berkshire>>Girls basketball


On the court: Scored 25 points against Crestwood, including 17 in the fourth quarter and the last 14 of the game to win, 61-54. Added six rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Off the court: Started for the Badgers' soccer team and was named second-team CVC Metro. Plays for the DG Warriors AAU team in the spring and summer. Also plays softball and flag football. Favorite sports memories are playing in the Run for the Roses tournament in Louisville, Ky., last summer and competing with her teammates every game. Hobbies include playing piano, reading, swimming, playing with her animals and spending time with her friends. Favorite color is orange. Favorite season is autumn. Favorite sport is basketball. Favorite food is mashed potatoes. Favorite friend is Hayden. Favorite pop is root beer.

Gavin Rowell



On the ice: In four games against Elyria Catholic, Strongsville, Amherst and CVCA, posted 14 goals and six assists. Two of his goals were game-winners, and one was short-handed.

Off the ice: "One of my favorite sports memories was my freshman year rivalry game vs. Chagrin Falls in an arena packed with family, friends, fans and classmates. This was my first exposure to the intense atmosphere of a rivalry game and a Kenston win against our crosstown rival." Enjoys playing golf, spending time with friends and summers at his family's cabin in northern Minnesota with his older brothers.

Sarah Fulton

Riverside>>Girls basketball


On the court: Scored 20 points in a win over North, including what is believed to be a school record-tying six 3-pointers. Also had five rebounds.

Off the court: "My favorite sports memory is winning the WRC last year." Favorite subject is math. Favorite food is macaroni and cheese. Favorite show is "Grey's Anatomy." Enjoys listening to Taylor Swift.

Haleigh Lewis

Harvey>>Girls basketball

Sophomore>>Point guard

On the court: In games against Crestwood and Jefferson, averaged 12.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 5.0 steals per game. Team was 1-1.

Off the court: Nicknames include "Hay" and "Lewis." Favorite sports are basketball and volleyball. Hobbies include TikTok and hanging out with friends. Lists figure skating as a talent. Favorite team is the LSU women's basketball team. Favorite food is Chipotle. Enjoys listening to Jhené Aiko and "living room flow." Favorite subjects are math and American history.

Ryleigh Offutt



In the gym: In a six-team meet, scored 8.8 on vault, 8.7 on bars for third place, 9.25 on beam for third place, 8.7 on floor and 35.45 in the all-around for third place.

Out of the gym: One of her favorite sports memories is making it to the state meet last year. Loves Starbucks. Favorite show is "Outer Banks." Favorite color is pink. Loves to sleep.

Antonio Bottiggi



On the mat: Won his third consecutive Kenston Invitational. He pinned his way through, including a fall over the fourth-ranked Division III heavyweight in the final. Earned his 100th win with a pin in the quarterfinals.

Off the mat: "Tig" plans on playing football in college. Favorite sports memory is when he shot a double and caused an embarrassing moment for his opponent. Hobbies include golf, hiking, lifting weights and video games. Enjoys listening to country music. Favorite NFL team is the Steelers, and his favorite movie is "The Sandlot."

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