Mother McAuley's Alyssa Siwek outpolled five others in voting for Patch Athlete of the Week, Jan. 1-7. Siwek is now eligible for January Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.
Amena Brent, senior, forward/center, girls basketball, Homewood-Flossmoor. Brent scored 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in a 49-35 victory over Sandburg.
Chaz Duson, senior, forward, girls basketball, Rich Central. Duson was dynamite in the Olympians’ 78-60 victory over Rich East. She scored 30 points and grabbed 16 rebounds.
Tiana Karopulos, junior, guard, girls basketball, Andrew. Karopulos scored 17 points in a 38-36 victory over Southwest Suburban Red rival Lincoln-Way North.
Kevin Kozan, junior, guard, boys basketball, Providence Catholic. Kozan scored 22 points in a 69-49 victory over Tinley Park.
Nick Lehnerer, senior, guard, boys basketball, Sandburg. Lehnerer made six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 27 points in Sandburg’s 68-57 victory over Lincoln-Way East. He hit 9-of-12 shots.
Alyssa Siwek, junior, guard, girls basketball, Mother McAuley. Siwek scored 16 points in a 69-34 victory over Queen of Peace.
Attention Coaches: Like to Nominate Your Athlete Next Week? Email nominations to Sports Editor Ron Kremer (firstname.lastname@example.org). Nominations must be received by noon on Monday for consideration. Please include a photo or photos of your nominee and detailed information on why he or she is a deserving candidate for the weekly award. Weekly winners are eligible for Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.