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South Sound Basketball Athletes of the Week Winners

Voting is now closed for the News Tribune’s Basketball Athletes of the Week poll (December 9-15). Thank you to everyone who voted this week and supported their local student-athletes. Check back next week for a new poll (December 16-22).

Do you know someone with a big performance this week? Email TNT reporter Jon Manley at [email protected]

This week’s winners are:

Basketball boys: Damani Green, Wilson

Women’s basketball: Joclyen Watt, Wilson

You can read about the applicants and their accomplishments below.


Jaylen-Wes Williams, Federal Way: The senior goalie had 25 points, eight assists and four rebounds in the 67-56 win over Enumclaw.

Kenzel Massey, Lakes: The 6-foot-7 junior forward had 34 points, three rebounds, one assist and three steals in an 80-53 win over Bethel and scored 5 of 8 to 3 points. Recorded 20 points, five rebounds, two assists and three steals in the 54-51 win over Spanaway Lake.

Zach Toglia, Gig Harbor: The junior wing had 16 points in the 70-53 win over Timberline and 22 points in the 66-61 win over Central Kitsap.

Damani Green, Wilson: The senior goalie scored 22 points and had four assists in a 75-65 win over Stadium and had 19 points and five assists in a 72-35 victory over Bonney Lake.

Wendell Davis, Bellarmine: The senior Lions had 23 points in a 64-63 win over Curtis.

Jaylen Scott, stadium: The senior goalie scored 29 in the 75-65 loss to Wilson and 26 in the 61-55 loss to Spanaway Lake.

Alex Glenn, Foss: Got 20 points, five assists and five rebounds in a 79-53 loss to Clover Park and 15 points, five assists and five steals in a 98-56 loss to Federal Way.

Kai Johnson, Olympia: Scored 20 points in the 67-46 win over Battle Ground.

Luke Brown, Peninsula: The Seahawks rookie scored 16 points in a 62-43 win over North Thurston.

Omari Maulana, Christian for life: Scored 27 points in 82-48 win over South Bend.


Joclyen Watt, Wilson: The Rams junior goaltender scored 27 points, had four assists, seven rebounds and three steals in the 64-59 win over Bonney Lake and had 29 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals in the win 87-33 against Stadium.

Ella Brubaker, Curtis: Senior scored 35 points in the 73-48 victory over Puyallup and 27 points in the 51-50 victory over Bellarmine.

Kya Stewart, Eatonville: The sophomore forward scored 28 points and picked up 12 rebounds in the 49-28 win over Steilacoom.

Atreoania Garner, Spanaway Lake: Freshman had 30 points in the 65-43 win over Orting, scored 29 in the 72-53 win over Stadium and 30 points in the 61-28 win over Lakes.

Jordyn Jenkins, Kentridge: Scored 24 points in a 57-29 win over Kennedy Catholic and 23 points in an 86-38 win over Mount Rainier.

Maddie Plevyak, Yelm: Senior had 22 points in an 81-53 win over North Thurston and 24 points in an 87-54 win over Shelton.

Aaliyah Alexander, Todd Beamer: The senior goalie scored 21 points in the 60-34 victory over Thomas Jefferson.

Athletes are selected based on available statistics and nominations. Want to appoint someone in the future? Email prep reporter Jon Manley at [email protected] or find him on Twitter, @manley_tnt. All entries for the week must be submitted by Sunday at 8 p.m.

This story was originally published December 16, 2019 10:58 am.

Jon Manley covers high school sports for The News Tribune. McClatchy President’s Award winner and Gonzaga University graduate, Manley has covered the South Sound sports scene since 2013. Born and raised in Tacoma.