Westwood’s Nikkianna Kinsel voted the WaFd Bank Arizona High School Girls Basketball Player of the Week

Congratulations to Westwood junior Nikkianna Kinsel for being voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Arizona High School Girls Basketball Player of the Week for March 8-14!

Helping No. 5 Westwood advance to the quarterfinals, the junior posted 14 points, four rebounds, four steals and two assists in Tuesday’s 59-43 victory over Desert Vista.

Kinsel ran away with this week’s honor, receiving 69.12% of the vote. 

We are currently accepting WaFd Bank Athlete of the Week nominations. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email regan@scorebooklive.com or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveaz.

Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of March 8-14:

Leamsi Acuna, Flowing Wells: Acuna, a sophomore, nearly had a double-double Friday with 20 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals to help No. 5 Flowing Wells knock off No. 4 Cactus Shadows with a 67-61 victory.

Melinda Arguellez, Flowing Wells: Coach Perkins said he wasn’t able to pick just one player of the game in Friday’s win, also mentioning Arguellez, a senior who had 20 points, five rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block. 

Amanda Barcello, Seton Catholic Prep: A solid contributor all across the court each night for the Sentinels, the senior joined the 1,000 career points club Friday while helping Seton Catholic defeat Coconino 64-31.

Isabella Barrett, Verrado: Barrett, a sophomore, helped lift the Vipers to a 50-40 victory over Sunrise Mountain on Friday, leading the team in scoring with 16 points. 

Alyssa Brown, Sahuaro: Helping Sahuaro to its 41st consecutive home victory, the senior had a game-high 28 points Friday to help the Cougars defeat Flagstaff 62-56.

Meisha Caserio, Gilbert: The freshman had 12 points, seven rebounds, six assists and six steals in Gilbert’s 61-36 win over Paradise Valley on Friday.

Victoria Cazares, Pueblo: The team’s top performer all season, Cazares had another strong showing Tuesday despite the team’s 52-30 loss to Deer Valley. Cazares, a sophomore, put up 21 points, two rebounds, two steals and a block. She also was named the team’s MVP of the season for the second season in a row.  

Tatyanna Clayburne, Williams Field: In the final appearance of her high school career, the senior led the team in scoring Friday with 17 points in a 50-41 loss to Millennium. 

Marisa Davis, Valley Vista: Continuing her dominant high school career, the senior posted 32 points Friday to help Valley Vista defeat Rincon/University 95-48. 

Mackenzie Dunham, Sunrise Mountain: Dunham, a sophomore, led Friday’s game in scoring, posting 19 of Sunrise Mountain’s 40 points in a 50-40 loss to Verrado. 

Nicole Evenson, Gilbert: On a team with no seniors, Evenson is thriving as one of the team’s leaders. The junior once again stepped up Friday, posting 13 points, eight assists, three rebounds and three blocks to help Gilbert defeat Paradise Valley 61-36. 

Alaya Fitzgerald, Mesquite: In Friday’s game against Notre Dame Prep, the senior helped lead Mesquite to a 36-32 win with 23 points. 

Avery Graber, Paradise Valley: Posting her 11th double-double of the season Tuesday, the sophomore led the team in scoring with 23 points and had 21 rebounds despite the team’s 76-52 loss to top-ranked Casteel.  

Elli Guiney, Millennium: The standout freshman had a game-high 19 points — 17 in the first half — as the Tigers defeated Williams Field 50-41 on Friday. 

Jaden Leslie, Dobson: Leslie, a senior, had a game-high 16 points Friday, helping Dobson defeat rival Westwood 40-37. 

Sarah Miller, Xavier: The freshman had a game-high 14 points against Mesa on Friday, helping the Gators chomp to a 40-30 victory.  

Madeline Namanny, Salpointe Catholic: Namanny, a senior, helped Salpointe Catholic grab a 54-45 victory over Deer Valley on Friday with a whopping 16 rebounds and two clutch jumpers to put a stop to a Skyhawks run.

Victoria Saucedo, Xavier: The senior put up a season-high 22 points Tuesday to help the Gators defeat Tucson 56-42. 

Priscila Varela, Mesquite: Varela, a senior, led the team in scoring Tuesday with 18 points and had four steals to help Mesquite roll to a 64-27 victory over Poston Butte.

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