Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Arkansas high school girls basketball player of the week for Feb. 22-28 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Monday. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email email@example.com or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveark.
THIS WEEK’S NOMINEES (FEB 22-28):
Madelyn Atkins, Beebe: The junior combo guard drilled five three-pointers on her way to 23 points, including eight in the fourth quarter, in a 53-48 loss to Sylvan Hills on Tuesday.
Annie Beasley, Mountainburg: The diminutive senior combo guard poured in 21 points to lead Mountainburg to a decisive 67-45 win against Johnson Co. Westside on Monday.
Jayda Brown, Bentonville: The junior guard poured in 23 points in a 61-47 win against city rival Bentonville West on Friday.
Kate Cheek, Cotter: The junior forward stuffed the stat sheet with 13 points, 12 rebounds, eight blocks and six assists to engineer a 50-40 win against Yellville-Summit in a 2A-1 Conference tournament semifinal game. She scored 21 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked seven shots in a 58-36 win against Flippin in the 2A-1 Conference final.
Chloe Clardy, Conway: The sophomore combo guard poured in 31 points in a 78-56 drubbing of Little Rock Central on Friday.
Lillie Compton, Berryville: The junior guard scored 21 points to lead Berryville past Gravette 54-49 on Monday in the opening round of the 4A-1 Conference Tournament.
Brett Gardner, Batesville Southside: The junior guard scored 23 points in a 43-17 trouncing of Highland in the quarterfinals of the 4A-3 Conference tournament Tuesday.
Nevaeh Griffin, Springdale: The senior forward scored 20 points in a 48-26 blowout of Fort Smith Southside on Friday.
Caroline Harris, Des Arc: The senior guard and Ouachita Baptist commit exploded for 31 points and grabbed five rebounds in a 77-51 win against Carlisle in the 2A-6 Conference semifinals.
Olivia Jackson, Episcopal Collegiate: The junior point guard led the Wildcats with 18 points in a 50-34 nonconference road win against Clinton.
Trinity Johnson, Farmington: The senior combo guard led the Cardinals with 22 points in a 72-49 rout of Shiloh Christian on Monday in the first round of the 4A-1 Conference tournament.
Natalya Kaza, Pulaski Academy: The junior shooting guard scored 21 points in a 77-50 blasting of eStem on Friday in the 4A-5 conference tournament final which completed an undefeated run for the Bruins.
Cheyanne Kemp, Morrilton: The sophomore forward led Morrilton to the 4-4A Conference Tournament title. She racked up 20 points, four rebounds and three assists in a 45-29 win against Dardanelle. She chipped in 17 points, five rebounds and three assists in a 53-27 win against Ozark in the championship game.
Tori Kersey, Farmington: The senior small forward poured in 25 points as the Cardinals knocked off Harrison 76-64 on Tuesday, avenging an earlier 14-point loss.
Ashtyn Knapp, West Side Greers Ferry: The sophomore scored 18 of her game-high 31 points in the second half to lead her squad to an easy 61-40 win against Izard County on Monday in the semifinals of the 1A-2 District tournament.
Abbey Linville, Rural Special: The senior guard scored a game-high 21 points in a 55-53 win against West Side Greers Ferry in a 1A-2 tournament semifinal. She poured in a game-high 23 points in a 52-42 title-game win against Viola.
Caroline Lyles, Fayetteville: The senior guard led the Bulldogs with 17 points in a 59-55 win against Springdale Har-Ber on Friday.
Avery Mash, Episcopal Collegiate: The junior guard had 16 points in a 50-34 win at Clinton in nonconference play Tuesday.
A.J. McCandlis, Viola: The sophomore point guard scored a team-high 17 points in a 53-32 victory against Concord on Monday in the opening round of the 1A-2 Conference Tournament.
Bree McCrotty, Dover: The sophomore forward totaled 26 points, six rebounds and four steals in a 68-34 win against Jessieville on Tuesday in the opening round of the 3A-5 Conference Tournament.
Clemisha Prackett, West Memphis: The senior forward dominated the paint with 16 points and 12 rebounds in a 44-40 win against Paragould on Thursday.
Marlee Raby, Mount Vernon-Enola: The freshman point guard dropped in 18 points in a 44-36 win against Sacred Heart on Friday to clinch the 1A-4 Conference tournament championship.
Haley Reed, Mountainburg: The junior had 19 points in a 67-45 blowout of Johnson Co. Westside on Monday.
Jaylia Reed, Hot Springs: The senior guard scored 23 points in a 55-46 win against El Dorado on Thursday.
Layla Reese, Cabot: The sophomore guard led the Panthers with 17 points in a 53-43 stunning upset win against North Little Rock in a makeup game Wednesday.
Tyra Robinson, Little Rock Parkview: The sophomore forward dominated the paint with a game-high 21 points and 12 rebounds, helping her team eke out a 49-45 road win over Benton on Tuesday.
Kyndal Rooks, Rose Bud: The junior scored 20 points in a 46-33 win against Bald Knob in a 3A-2 Conference tournament opening-round game Thursday.
Taylor Rush, Batesville: The junior guard had 18 points in a 76-38 blowout of Searcy on Thursday.
Savannah Scott, Conway: The sophomore forward scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Wampus Cats to a 65-39 win against Bryant on Tuesday.
Josie Story, Mountain View: The junior forward put up a game-high 19 points in a 49-21 win against Rose Bud in the 3A-2 Conference championship game.
Brineka Taylor, Rivercrest: The sophomore guard scored 21 points in a 60-38 win against Piggott on Monday.
Kamiah Turner, Mayflower: The senior scored 17 of her 21 points in the final 12 minutes of a 59-51 win against Atkins in the 3A-5 Conference tournament championship game Saturday.
Megyn Upton, Mammoth Spring: The sophomore forward had a team-high 19 points in a 68-21 blowout of Amorel in a 1A-3 semifinal Wednesday. Upton chipped in 15 points in a 67-29 win against Maynard on Friday in the tournament title game.
Kiara Vasquez, Magazine: The senior totaled 19 points and eight rebounds in a 51-24 trouncing of Lavaca in the first round of the 2A-4 District Tournament on Monday.
Josie Williams, Conway Christian: The sophomore guard threw in 20 points in a 56-46 win against Hector in overtime to advance to the 2A-5 Conference semifinals.
Jersey Wolfenbarger, Fort Smith Northside: On the day it was announced she earned a selection to the McDonald’s All-American team, the senior guard poured in 22 points to help dismantle Little Rock Southwest 60-31 on Tuesday.