Beechcroft boys basketball PG JJ Simmons voted SBLive’s Ohio High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Beechcroft boys basketball point guard JJ Simmons for being voted SBLive’s Ohio High School Athlete of the Week for Dec. 6-12!

The senior had 30 points as the Cougars defeated Columbus International, improving to a 3-1 overall record.

Simmons received 48.88% of the vote, beating out New Hope Christian’s Maren McCallister who finished second with 19.14%. Delaware Hayes’ Chloe Jeffers finished third with 12.86% and Delaware Hayes’ Jesse Burris finished fourth with 12.41%. There were over 20,000 votes tallied this week! 

If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email or message us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveoh.

Here are the other athletes who were nominated for Dec. 6-12:

Jesse Burris, Delaware Hayes boys basketball

The sophomore had 29 points in a dominant win vs. Worthington Kilbourne and had 16 points in Delaware’s 46-44 win vs. Marysville.

Heaven Clark, Batavia bowling

Bowled a 372 series in a 2,134-2,274 loss to Wilmington.

Finn Friede, Moeller ice hockey

The freshman netted his first varsity goal to bring the final score to 4-2 vs. Olentangy Berlin.

Chase Garito, Brecksville boys basketball

The 6-foot-8 center recorded a double-double with 12 points, two blocks and 10 rebounds in a 77-54 win vs. Wadsworth. 

Alex Goddard, Northwest boys basketball

Dropped a game-high 24 points to beat host Manchester 57-56 in double overtime.

Derrick James, Canal Winchester boys basketball

The senior had 26 points in Canal’s road win over Dubin Scioto, marking his second 25-plus-point game of the season.

Chloe Jeffers, Delaware Hayes girls basketball

Recorded her fourth 25-plus-point game of the season, pouring in 27 points vs. Westerville North.

Caleb Laurich, Copley boys basketball

Laurich buried a buzzer-beater from the 3-point line in overtime and had 22 points overall to push past Aurora 46-45. 

Maren McCallister, New Hope Christian girls basketball

Posted 23 points in New Hope’s 53-42 win over Whitehall Yearling.

Emma Pugh, Pickerington Central bowling

Bowled games of 246 and 220 for a combined 466 series in a 1,981-1,220 win over Lancaster to break the two-game series record for Pickerington Central by 61 pins.

Imarianah Russell, Reynoldsburg girls basketball

The West Virginia commit scored a game-high 20 points to lead a 55-30 rout over Penn-Trafford and had 16 points in a 65-36 blowout win over Newark.

Tavareon Sanders, Glenville boys basketball

Sanders had 22 points to pace Glenville to a huge win over John Hay 74-41.

Darion Thompson, Cleveland Heights wrestling

The junior went 4-0 over the weekend at the Hawken HIT Tournament. Thompson won a nail-biter in an overtime match to qualify for the finals and then beat his final opponent in the first period via pin.

Ella Wigal, Granville girls basketball

The junior scored a season-high 30 points to reach 1,000 career points and take down Zanesville 76-54.

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