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Walnut softball 2B Harley Garner voted SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Walnut softball second baseman Harley Garner for being voted SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week for Feb. 21-27!
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Congratulations to Walnut softball second baseman Harley Garner for being voted SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week for Feb. 21-27!

The junior went 3-for-4 at the plate with a single, a triple, and a two-run inside the park home run in a 12-4 victory over Thrasher.

Garner received 51.23% of the vote, beating out Florence's Jaylen McNair who finished second with 14.56%. Choctaw Central's Kylie Williamson finished third with 10.96% and West Union's Ella Kate Taylor finished fourth with 9.49%. There were over 108,000 votes tallied this week!

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

Here are the other athletes who were nominated for Feb. 21-27:

Ansley Allen, Puckett Softball: The MGCCC commit recorded seven strikeouts and was 3-for-4 at the plate with 3 RBIs against Pelahatchie.

Terrell Dixon, Brandon Boys Basketball: Dixon finished with 14 points to lead the Bulldogs and threw down a monstrous dunk as time expired in the Bulldog's 60-50 6A quarterfinal round win against Northwest Rankin.

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Kimani Hamilton, Clinton Boys Basketball: Hamilton scored 20 points to lead Clinton past Southaven 58-56 in the quarterfinal round of the 6A playoffs.

Jaylen McNair, Florence Boys Basketball: McNair scored 17 points and hit a short jump shot with 17 seconds remaining in the game to lead Florence over Hattiesburg, 44-41, in the quarterfinal round of the Class 5A playoffs.

Kylie Williamson, Choctaw Central Girls Basketball: Williamson had a game-high 17 points as the Lady Warriors book another trip to the Coliseum with a 69-48 win over South Pontotoc.

Andie Flatgard, Jackson Prep Girls Basketball: Flatgard scored 14 points im a 38-38 win over Central Hinds. With the victory, Jackson Prep advances to the MAIS overall tournament semifinals against Bowling Green.

Landon Jeffries, Olive Branch Boys Basketball: Jeffries led Olive Branch with 21 points in a 77-73 win over Tupelo-advancing to the 6A state semifinals.

Hannah Seago, Biggersville Girls Basketball: Seago recorded 17 points in Biggersville's 58-40 quarterfinal round win against Ingomar.

Jalen Smith, McEvans Boys Basketball: Smith dropped 31 points in a 61-63 1A quarterfinal round loss to Bay Springs.

Harrison Alexander, Madison Ridgeland Academy Boys Basketball: The junior forward recorded a game-high 27 points and joined the 1,000th career point club in a 78-56 win over Greenville St. Joe in the MAIS overall quarterfinals.

Ella Kate Taylor, West Union Girls Basketball: Led West Union with 18 points in a 67-61 1A quarterfinal round win against Blue Mountain.