Originally created 01/25/02

Players of the week



BOYS

Derek Curry

Westminster

Year: Senior

Position: Guard

Highlights: Curry missed the first 13 games of the season recovering from an ACL tear but has come back in a big way. He averaged 29.5 points last week for the Wildcats and is averaging 17.5 per contest for the season.

What they're saying: "When he was out, we didn't know what to think about our team. But we knew he'd work real hard in rehab to get back. He's shown great leadership, and he's got a great will to win." - Westminster coach Mark Tebbs

GIRLS

Tyhiesha Smith

Glenn Hills

Year: Sophomore

Position: Center

Highlights: Smith helped keep the No. 1 team in Georgia undefeated with a 26-point, 11-rebound performance in a 75-46 win against Josey on Tuesday. In Friday's 58-27 win against Statesboro, Smith scored 13 points and recorded nine rebounds.

What they're saying: "She's our main inside threat. But she has the capability of hitting 15- and 16-foot shots and 3-pointers. She's been a real big help for us." - Glenn Hills coach Bernard Bowman