Vote for Jackson’s Area Basketball Player of the Week February 8-13

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JACKSON – Michigan’s 2021 high school basketball season finally started last week with a packed competition roster.

The Jackson area has seen its fair share of impressive performances and exploits, but we want to know which individual performance has been ranking above the rest since week one of action. MLive and Jackson Citizen Patriot readers can vote as many times as they like by 9 a.m. Friday for the student-athlete they believe deserves the top spot for his accomplishments.

Below are our top 10 contenders for Player of the Week.

Grass Lake’s Lexus Bargesser (1) shoots a free throw during the girls’ game against Grass Lake at Arbor Prep in Ypsilanti on Friday, February 12, 2021. Sweat made his mask almost transparent (Alie Skowronski / Skowronski | Ann Arbor News

Lexus Bargesser, Grass Lake

The junior star averaged 27 points per game this week, including a 35-point outing against Addison, to further solidify his status as a 4-star prospect and 2022 Class Top 50 rookie. Bargesser helped the Warriors win wins over Hanover-Horton (66-14), Addison (101-11) and Ypsilanti Arbor Prep (80-69).

Grass Lake vs Michigan Center Women's Basketball

Michigan Center’s Shealyn Tripp (23) shoots the ball during a girls’ basketball game at Grass Lake High School on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Both teams are ranked in the state’s top 10 in the division 3. Michigan Center won the game. Grass Lake, 65-55.J. Scott Park |

Shea Tripp, Michigan Center

Tripp opened his season with a quadruple-double against Manchester, finishing with 22 points, 18 rebounds, 12 assists and 10 steals to propel the Cardinals to a 76-40 home victory. The senior star then added 14 points, 10 rebounds, five steals, seven assists and one block to lead Michigan Center to a 62-14 victory over Napoleon.

Grass Lake Men's Basketball vs. Hanover-Horton

Hanover-Horton’s Carson Sanders (25) shoots the ball during a high school boys’ basketball game at Grass Lake High School on Friday, February 14, 2020. Hanover-Horton defeated Grass Lake for the second time this season , 57-44, and is on track to win the Casacdes Conference title.J. Scott Park |

Carson Sanders, Hanover-Horton

The junior Comets forward averaged 19 points and seven rebounds per game last week. He opened his season with a 25-point, six-rebound outing against Adrian, 16 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks against Grass Lake and added 17 points, seven rebounds and three steals against Vandercook Lake.

Austin McKessy, East Jackson

The junior playmaker scored 27 points and added six rebounds, four steals and two assists to lead East Jackson to a season opener win over Manchester and added 19 points, four steals and two rebounds in a victory over Whitmore Lake.

Leslie vs Stockbridge Girls Basketball

Stockbridge’s Gwen Rogozinski (4) dribbles during a girls’ basketball game at Stockbridge High School on Friday January 17, 2020. Stockbridge won the match against Leslie, 39-35.J. Scott Park |

Gwen Rogozinski, Stockbridge

Rogozinski scored 28 points to lead Stockbridge in a 60-45 loss to Chelsea on Monday, and added 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists in his team’s 55-41 win over Pinckney on Saturday.

West welcomes Northwest in women's basketball

Parma Western’s Hillary Griffin (13) goes to the basket in a high school girls’ basketball game at Western High School on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Western won the game against Northwest.J. Scott Park |

Hillary Griffin, West Parma

Griffin finished with 10 points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists against Battle Creek Harper Creek and propelled his team to a rivalry victory over Jackson Northwest on Thursday with 21 points, five rebounds, five assists, three steals and four shots. blocked.

Columbia Central Zoie Bamm (34) attempts a jump shot during the game against Lumen Christi on February 10, 2020.Mikayla Carter |

Zoie Bamm, Columbia Central

The sophomore center averaged 21 points per game for the Golden Eagles this week. She opened her season with a 16-point outing against Dundee, a 24-point performance against Adrian Lenawee Christian and added 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a win over Hillsdale.

Men's basketball from the West to the Northwest

Dawson White (3) of Northwest dribbles in a boys’ basketball game at Northwest High School on Friday, January 31, 2020. Parma Western won the game against Northwest, 63-47.J. Scott Park |

Dawson White, Jackson Northwest

The senior Mounties goaltender finished with 21 points, including seven in the fourth quarter, to lead Northwest to a victory in a rivalry game against Parma Western and follow it up with a 16-point performance against Mason in overtime on Saturday.

Maddox Overweg, Springport

The rookie started his college career with a 24-point outing in a win over Reading and added 13 points, three steals and two assists in a loss to Olivet.

Homer’s Lowyind Pullen is guarding a Reading player during the District Open at Concord High School on Monday, March 9, 2020. Homer defeated Reading 89-81 after a double overtime. Mikayla Carter |

Lowyind Pullen, Homer

The senior forward scored 22 points and picked up eight rebounds to lead the Trojans in a 77-47 victory over Union City on Saturday.

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Leslie Sr. named Jackson-area women’s basketball player to watch in 2021

Jackson area basketball highlights: Northwestern boys bounce back with rivalry victory

Defensive spark helps West Parma girls revive win over Jackson Northwest

Jackson area basketball highlights: Michigan Center, Napoleon’s boys roll in early league games

New Hanover-Horton look pushes back annoying Grass Lake at Cascades conference opening

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