Girls athlete of the week: Chloe Gomez, Lighthouse Christian
Gomez led the Lighthouse Christian girls basketball team to a 72-18 win over Castleford Tuesday night with a record-setting performance. The senior guard scored 37 points against the Wolves to set the highest single-game scoring mark in program history. The previous record was held by Gomez’s older sister, Parris, who set the mark with 36 points.
Boys athlete of the week: Jace Whiting, Burley
The Burley boys basketball team lost its season opener, but Whiting helped the Bobcats compete with two-time defending 4A state champion Preston. The sophomore guard tied the game-high with 18 points, which he racked up by sinking 6-of-12 field goals and 6-of-6 free throws. Whiting is the son of Burley head coach, Trent. Both Whitings are in their first seasons with the Bobcats.
Past winter athletes of the week:
Week 1: Canyon Ridge’s Caitlin Crist and Declo’s Keegan Duncan
Week 2: Carey’s Porter Mecham and Gooding’s Grace Parker