Athlete Of The Week: State Championships Edition [VOTE]
The 2018 high school basketball tournament came to an end on Saturday. So naturally, we thought we'd give this week's McDonald's High School Athlete vote a state championships theme.
All three of this week's nominees played in a state title game, and two of the three helped their team bring home a Gold Ball.
Let's meet this week's nominees:
Taylor Schildroth scored 27 points Saturday against Hall-Dale, leading George Stevens Academy to its third straight Class C title. The 6-foot-1 senior got off to a slow start, scoring 7 points on just 3 of 15 shooting in the first half. Schildroth exploded in the second half, scoring 20 points and lifting the Eagles to a 64-59 win. Schildroth finished the tournament averaging 27.2 points per game.
Kolleen Bouchard of Houlton did everything she could to help her team win a state title on Saturday, scoring a game-high 35 points, but Monmouth came away with the Gold Ball in Class C with a 56-50 win over the Shiretowners. Bouchard ended her high school career with 2,046 total points, including a total of 108 points over this season's 4-game tournament stretch.
Jacob Godfrey scored 21 points as Hermon capped of a perfect 22-0 season and claimed the school's first ever state championship in boys basketball. Godfrey, a senior forward/center, dominated the paint in the Hawk's 55-34 win over Wells in the Class B title game. He finished the tournament averaging 12.2 points per game.
Who do you think deserves High School Athlete of the Week honors?
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