Ellis scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Jackson Academy to a 53-25 win over Union in the championship game of the Lamar Christmas Bash. Ellis was named MVP of the tournament.
Ellis received 70.54% of the vote, beating out Belmont’s Macie Walker who finished with 21.82%. Madison Central’s Kennedy Ransom finished third 5.73% and Magee’s Lashaunte Payne was fourth with 1.31%.
Here are the other athletes who were nominated for Dec. 21-27:
Hama’ya Fielder, Neshoba Central: Fielder scored a game-high 23 points to lead Neshoba Central to a 74-30 win over Northwest Rankin.
Lashaunte Payne, Magee: Payne had 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals in a 45-31 win over Mendenhall and scored 24 points in a 64-53 loss to Lake.
Kaylee Jones, Pillow Academy: Jones scored 15 points to lead Pillow Academy to a 53-30 win over Oxford in the Kirk Academy Classic.
Layla Carter, Vicksburg: Carter scored a game-high 16 points to lead Vicksburg to a 68-30 win over South Pike in the Christmas Round Ball Tournament.
Addyson Sherer, Presbyterian Christian:Sherer scored 17 points to lead PCS to a 49-16 win over Newton County Academy.
Kennedy Ransom, Madison Central: Ransom scored 13 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead Madison Central to a 56-40 win over Vicksburg in the JPS Trustmark Holiday Basketball Showcase.
Macie Walker, Belmont: Walker scored 26 points to lead Belmont to a 62-31 win over Amory, then added 19 in a 50-32 victory over Rogers.