Olive Branch’s Rhema Pegues voted SBLive’s Mississippi High School Girls Basketball Player of the Week

Congratulations to Olive Branch junior Rhema Pegues for being voted SBLive’s Mississippi High School Girls Basketball Player of the Week!

Pegues scored 20 points as Olive Branch rolled to a 76-27 win over Lewisburg on Jan. 22.

Pegues received 40.94% of the vote, beating out Porter’s Chapel’s Yakia Burns, who finished with 24.29%. Jackson Prep’s Andie Flatgard finished third with 15.74% and Lake Cormorant’s Malaesha Liddell was fourth with 12.2%. There were over 27,000 votes tallied this week!

If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email regan@scorebooklive.com or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivems.

Here are the other athletes who were nominated for Jan. 18-24:

Samya Brooks, Pontotoc: Brooks scored 18 points to lead Pontotoc to an 83-45 win Shannon.

Yakia Burns, Porter’s Chapel: Burns scored 40 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead Porter’s Chapel to a 72-65 overtime win over Greenville Christian.

Amari Davis, North Pike: Davis drilled a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift North Pike to a 35-34 win over Lanier.

Ella Wesley Davis, MRA: Wesley Davis scored 14 points to lead MRA to a 40-19 win over PCS.

Andie Flatgard, Jackson Prep: Flatgard drilled the game-winning shot in overtime and finished with 20 points to lead Jackson Prep to a 50-47 OT win over Jackson Academy.

Malaesha Liddell, Lake Cormorant: Liddell scored 19 points in Lake Cormorant’s 34-28 loss to Saltillo.

Macie Phifer, Ingomar: Phifer scored 22 points to lead Ingomar to a 59-25 win over Smithville.

Kennedy Ransom, Madison Central: Ransom scored 16 points to lead Madison Central to a 55-33 win over Warren Central.

McKinna Smith, Jackson Academy: Smith tallied 13 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in Jackson Academy’s 50-47 overtime loss to Jackson Prep.

Sky Vaughn, Pontotoc: Vaughn scored 17 points to help Pontotoc to an 83-45 win Shannon.

Macie Walker, Belmont: Walker scored a game-high 22 points to lead Belmont to a 59-34 win over Booneville.

Miriam Prince, Leake Academy: Prince averaged 21.3 ppg and 4 steals per game in district games against Heritage, Lamar, and East Rankin.

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