Odessa girls basketball G Ashlyn Neilsen voted the WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Odessa girls basketball guard Ashlyn Neilsen for being voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week for Dec. 6-12!

The junior totaled 19 points and 7 steals in the Tigers’ 53-24 over Valley Christian.

Neilson received 46.03% of the vote, beating out Chiawana’s Malia Ruud who finished second with 32.7%. Woodinville’s Tatum Thompson finished third with 12.01% and Liberty’s Miki Vermuelen finished fourth with 3.53%. There were over 67,000 votes tallied this week!

We are currently accepting WaFd Bank Player of the Week nominations. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email athleteoftheweek@scorebooklive.com or message us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivewa.

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

Carson Talbert, Tahoma Boys Basketball: Had 23 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, and 3 blocks in a win over rival Kentwood.

Jonas La Tour, North Kitsap Boys Basketball: Had 31 points and 14 rebounds in a 72-51 win over Kelso.

Kaden Lewis, Sumner Boys Basketball: Lewis led all Sumner scorers with 22 points in a 57-53 road victory over Bellarmine Prep.

Trayshion Sullivan, Spanaway Lake Boys Basketball: Led all scorers with 27 points for the Sentinels in a 75-48 win to snap Silas’ 23-game league winning streak, dating back to 2019.

Coston Parcher, Lynden Boys Basketball: Totaled 13 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists, and 8 steals in Lynden’s 67-20 win over Bellingham.

Bryson Metz, Union Boys Basketball: Led Union with 20 point, 5 assists and 2 steals in a 54-51 loss against Mount Si.

Miles Heide, Mount Si Boys Basketball: Scored 15 points, and grabbed 18 boards in a 54-41 win over Union.

Malia Ruud, Chiawana Girls Basketball: Had 25 points and 14 rebounds in a 76-32 win over West Valley.

Tatum Thompson, Woodinville Girls Basketball: Thompson had 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 assists in a 75-24 win over North Creek.

Miki Vermuelen, Liberty Girls Basketball: Had 20 points, 3 assists, and 4 rebounds in a 71-27 win over Jefferson.

Natalie Sumrok, Tumwater Girls Basketball: Had 20 points, 5 assists, and 3 rebounds in a 69-9 win over Rochester.

Ryan Tran, Mount Tahoma Boys Basketball: Tran had 17 points in a 71-38 win over Lakes.

Kody Kasper, Tahoma Boys Basketball: Kasper hit the game-winning buzzer beater to beat rival Kentwood 61-58.

Owen Moriarty, O’Dea Boys Basketball: Had 18 points and 2 assists in a 83-42 win over Franklin.

Grey Garrison, Sehome Boys Basketball: Garrison averaged 18 points and 13 rebounds last week in two league wins for Sehome. 

Kenzi Pedersen, Garfield- Palouse Girls Basketball: Pedersen put up a double-double of 28 points and 12 rebounds to help the Vikings defeat Colton 67-63 in overtime.

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