Harbor Creek basketball player Brooke Przybylski and Cathedral Prep basketball player Jake Sambuchino have been voted Erie County Athletes of the Week.
ERIE COUNTY FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Brooke Przybylski, Harbor Creek basketball: The freshman continued her hot start to her career by scoring a game-high 19 points when the Huskies beat the rival Seneca Bobcats 46-35 on Dec. 20.
This week in the Cranberry holiday tournament, she scored a game-high 17 points in a 51-21 rout of Keystone and added a team-high 15 points in a 45-20 rout of Franklin.
Przybylski has averaged a team-high 16.4 points per game while helping the Huskies to a 4-3 record, including their current three-game winning streak.
She received 470 of the 1,693 votes, or 27.76 percent of the vote.
ERIE COUNTY MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Jake Sambuchino, Cathedral Prep basketball: He converted a remarkable eight 3-pointers in his 28-point performance when the Ramblers won 65-56 against California’s Knight High School during the Tarkanian Classic at Las Vegas.
Two days later, Sambuchino scored a team-high 18 points, including two more 3-pointers, in a 57-50 non-region win over Pittsburgh Central Catholic.
The 5-foot 10-inch junior guard leads the Ramblers (4-3) with an average of 14.3 points per game.
He received 481 of the 1,637 votes, or 29.38 percent of the vote.
Each week during the winter, Erie Times-News staff members will select nominees for the Female Athlete of the Week and the Male Athlete of the Week.
The two polls will be posted on GoErie.com/sports each Monday at 5 p.m., and voting will continue through Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Votes will be limited to one per computer user or one per network. We invite readers to support their favorite athlete by sharing the polls and spreading the word on social media.
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The two winners will featured in this story and in the Erie County Top Performers story in the Times-News print edition at the end of each week.
Readers may nominate an athlete for the polls by sending an email to [email protected] with “Athlete of the Week nominee” in the subject line. Include the athlete’s school, sport, year in school and a breakdown of their achievements from the previous week. We do not promise that all nominees will be used, but we will consider all nominations.
Here’s a look at this week’s polls: