The 1st Annual Prep Basketball Weekly Achievement Awards
Here's a compilation of award winners for Lansing-area boys and girls basketball in the 2017-18 season, according to Prep Basketball Weekly.
Boys Basketball Player of the Year - Brandon Johns, Junior-East Lansing. Averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds a game for the CAAC Bluer Champs.
Boys Basketball Coach of the Year- Jon Archambeaux-St. Johns. The first-year coach led the Redwings to a surprise CAAC Red title. Went 10-0 in league play.
Boys Basketball Performance of the Year- Brandon Johns-East Lansing. After leaving the game with an eye injury in the first half, came back in the 2nd half and scored 33 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a wild 70-66 comeback win over Holt on January 13th.
Boys Basketball Game of the Year - Everett defeating Grand Ledge 65-62 in triple overtime on January 27th.
Boys Basketball Upset of the Year - Bath knocking off Pewamo-Westphalia 34-31 on February 28th, handing the Pirates their first (and only) CMAC loss of the season.
Girls Basketball Player of the Year - Maddie Watters, Junior-Williamston. Averaged 18 points a game for the Hornets. Posted 38 in a blowout win over East Lansing (see Performance of the Year).
Girls Basketball Coach of the Year - Steve Eklund-Pewamo-Westphalia. Avenged only two losses of the season by knocking off Bath in the districts. Then led the lady Pirates to the Class C championship game before losing to Detroit Edison PSA, 46-44.
Girls Basketball Performance of the Year - Williamston's Maddie Watters scored 38 points in the Hornets' 74-47 blowout win over East Lansing on January 31st.
Girls Basketball Game of the Year - East Lansing's thrilling 48-47 victory over DeWitt in the Class A district finals on March 3rd. DeWitt rallied from 18 points down to take the lead, but Aazhenii Nye's basket with less than 15 seconds left was the difference.
Girls Basketball Upset of the Year - Charlotte defeating Okemos 41-37 on January 3rd at the Oriole Dome. Carly Scheblo's 15 points led the Orioles. Charlotte shot 18-27 from the FT line, compared to the lady Chiefs 11-21 from the stripe.