Congratulations to Nelson boys basketball forward CJ Borin for being voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Oregon High School Athlete of the Week for Dec. 13-19!
The junior had 26 points to lead the Hawks to a 64-48 victory over Milwaukie at Moda Center.
Borin received 57.63% of the vote, beating out Sprague’s Dallon Morgan, who finished second with 38.51%. St. Mary’s Academy’s Abby Graham finished third with 0.34% and Lincoln’s Moroni Seely-Roberts finished fourth with 0.27%. There were over 29,000 votes tallied this week!
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Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of Dec. 13-19:
Paige Aponte, Ridgeview girls wrestling: Aponte, a freshman, won the 100-105 title at the Adrian Irwin Memorial Tournament at Caldera High School in Bend, pinning Ravens teammate Joselyn Jaimes in 2:39 in the championship match.
Baylee Butler, West Salem girls basketball: Butler scored the winning basket to lift the Titans to a 31-29 victory at Sherwood, their first win of the season.
Dimitri Cohen, Mountainside boys basketball: Cohen’s career-high 38 points helped to power the Mavericks to an 82-64 win over Lake Oswego.
Odessa Gordon, South Albany girls wrestling:Gordon was the 125 pound champion at the Van Holstad Memorial Invitational, helping to lead the RedHawks to the team championship.
Abby Graham, St. Mary’s Academy girls basketball:Graham put up a monster stat line — 22 points, eight rebounds, six assists, six steals, one block — to power the Blues to a 68-61 victory against Putnam.
Terrence Hill, Roosevelt boys basketball: Hill, a 6-foot-3 sophomore guard, poured in 35 points to lead the Roughriders to a season-opening 74-65 win over Wells. Three nights later, he scored 23 in an 82-61 rout of Crescent Valley.
Sidney Jones, Aloha boys basketball: Jones had a game-high 16 points, including the winning basket, as the Warriors edged Liberty, 45-44.
Ginger Kiefer, Summit girls swimming: Kiefer was a winner in three events (500, 100 backstroke, 400 relay) to help power the Storm to the team title at the Bend Swim for Giving Meet. (Credit: Eric at Elite Oregon Girls)
Cole Langford, Dallas boys wrestling: Langford, a sophomore, defeated Cleveland junior Garrett Cappalonga in the 195 title match at the Liberty Invitational to help the Dragons take first place in the team standings.
Joseph Martin, Ridgeview boys wrestling: Martin pinned Conner Comingore of Madras in 1:15 in the 220-pound final at the Adrian Irwin Memorial Tournament at Caldera High School in Bend.
TaKwain Montgomery, McDaniel boys basketball:Montgomery knocked down two clutch free throws with 1.3 seconds left to give the Mountain Lions a 51-50 win over Sunset.
Dallon Morgan, Sprague boys basketball: The 6-foot-9 senior had 20 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots in the Olympians’ 81-55 rout of Lebanon. Last week he also became the seventh player in program history to reach 1,000 career points.
Skyler Schmidt, Scappoose boys basketball:Schmidt, a 6-foot-8 junior, had 31 points and 10 rebounds to lead 5A Scappoose to a 75-63 win against 6A Century.
Moroni Seely-Roberts, Lincoln boys basketball: In a showdown with Cane Ridge of Tennessee, the 6-foot-6 junior went off for 38 points. Two nights earlier, he had a game-high 19 in a 66-38 win over Forest Grove. According to Prep Hoops Oregon, Seely-Roberts is fourth in 6A in scoring through Sunday at 25 points per game.
Gracianna Strickland, Hillsboro girls wrestling: Strickland defeated Gracee Grenfell of city rival Liberty in the 130 final to help the Spartans claim the team title at the Liberty Invitational.