High School Sports

Game Balls: Top performances from the week in high school sports

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Trevor Davis

Gibault basketball

The junior forward erupted for 31 points last week in a 62-51 regional semifinal victory over host Bunker Hill at the Class 1A Bunker Hill Regional. Davis is Gibault’s top scorer this season, averaging 16 points and 9.2 rebounds.

Brian Deterding

Gibault basketball

The 6-foot-5 senior forward helped Gibault nail down the Class 1A Bunker Hill Regional championship with 18 points and eight rebounds Friday in a 42-38 victory over Metro-East Lutheran. Deterding averages 15.3 points and 9.1 rebounds for the Hawks, who will face Carrollton at the Class 1A North Greene Sectional on Tuesday.

Austin Francis

Dupo basketball

Francis poured in a career-high 29 points last Monday for the Tigers in an 89-75 regional victory over Wood River. He had seven field goals, three 3-pointers and was a perfect 12-for-12 at the foul line. The junior guard averaged a team-leading 14.3 points this season.

Brendon Gooch

Althoff basketball

Gooch, a 6-foot-6 sharp-shooting senior, checked in with 21 points and three 3-pointers Friday as the amazing Crusaders (25-2) ripped Mount Vernon 103-69 in a South Seven Conference contest. Althoff drilled a season-high 18 3-pointers.

Logan Kohrmann

Central basketball

It was another big week for Kohrmann, who racked up a combined 53 points on back-to-back nights at the Class 2A Wesclin Regional. The senior guard had 27 points Friday in Central’s 56-41 regional championship win over Carlyle after putting up 26 points the night before in a 59-46 regional semifinal victory over Piasa Southwestern.

Blake Marks

Wood River basketball

Marks closed out his prep basketball career with a school-record 51 points Monday along with 14 rebounds in an 89-75 loss to Dupo at the Class 2A Dupo Regional. The senior guard was 13-of-18 from the floor and 24-of-27 at the free-throw line. Marks led the Oilers in scoring at 22 points per game, which ranks seventh in the St. Louis area.

Javon Pickett

Belleville East basketball

The talented University of Illinois recruit scored 16 points in the first half and 15 more in the second half to finish with 31 as the Lancers defeated Collinsville 68-58 on Friday. Pickett was 10-for-18 from the floor and swished three 3-pointers.