Basketball | Trace Gentry
Gentry, a senior for the Roxana Shells boys’ basketball program, earns AdVantage News Athlete of the Week honors after becoming the ninth member of the 1,000-point club at Roxana on Dec. 29.
The sharp-shooting Gentry accomplished the feat with a 3-pointer against Benton in the fifth-place game of the Duster Thomas Hoops Classic in Pinckneyville. Unfortunately, the Shells lost 47-34 to the Rangers. Gentry punched in 14 points in the loss, including 4 treys.
Gentry joins: Matt Hartnett (1,043), Dillon Brasher (1,073), Chris Schroeder (1,160), Peter Dugan (1,243), Adam Miller (1,246), Jarrod White (1,343), Ross Cherepkai (1,406) and leading scorer Hunter Reine (2,067) in the 1,000-point club.
Basketball | Allie Troeckler
Just a junior at Civic Memorial, Allie Troeckler has compiled a sparkling resumé already.
Troeckler added to that resumé on Dec. 30 when she was named MVP of the Jersey Holiday Tournament. She was bestowed with the honor despite the Eagles finishing third in the tournament. They closed with a commanding 65-39 win over Collinsville in the third-place match. It came on the heels of a tough 54-51 loss to Calhoun in the semifinals.
In four games in the tournament, Troeckler produced 98 points. The high scoring rate secured the MVP honors.
“I’m happy about it, but a little surprised because there are so many good players in this tournament,” she said after winning the award.