Athlete of the Week:
Tosh Alberga– The 6’6″ junior PF continues to improve his game for the Patriots basketball team. In a recent win over Hopewell he led the team in scoring with 12 points, grabbed 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 3 blocks and 1 deflection. He was also selected as the “Player of the Game” by the Indy coaches. Alberga is not a prolific scorer, but his presence in the game is huge for Independence to be successful. His contribution to the team comes in various ways when he is on the hardwood for the 2022-2023 Patriots. He makes it difficult to penetrate the lanes, he hauls down rebounds consistently at both ends of the court, he plays a solid defense, and will match up against an opponents bigger players while staying out of serious foul trouble.
On the season with only 5 games showing in the stats since Indy is on the road playing in a tournament this weekend in South Carolina, he has averaged 10.0 PPG, 6.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.8 steals, 3.0 blocks, 1.2 deflections, with only 1.6 fouls committed per game. This factor alone is impressive since he is the only legitimate big man on the Indy roster.
Jaden Lyles – The senior PG/SG after 6 games this season is averaging 23.0 PPG, 7.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.8 steals, and 1.0 deflections. He scored 22 points against Palisades recently.
Henry Price – The senior had a double-double recently scoring 12 points, grabbing 11 rebounds along with 1 assist, 1 steal, and 1 block for the Ravens.
Shamari Johnson – He scored 13 points against the Pumas from Palisades. He is averaging 11.2 PPG, 9.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.5 blocks this season to date.
Kamryn Kitchen – The Patriots sophomore PG/SG scored 17 points against Weddington on Saturday afternoon. She had 15 points vs. Hopewell with 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals, and 1 block.
Chloee Moss – In two games this week the junior had 12 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double and added 13 points against the Warriors from Weddington.
Jessica Worthey – The junior scored 17 points against the Warriors in a solid offensive performance.
Jaxon Neely – The young Stallion freshman SF at 6’4″ is having a solid season for QGHS. In 5 varsity games he is averaging 14.4 PPG, 10 rebounds, consistently with double-doubles, 2.2 assists, 3.2 steals, and 1.6 tips.