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Starkville girls basketball PF Zariyah Edwards voted SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Starkville girls basketball power forward Zariyah Edwards for being voted SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week for Jan. 24-30!
Zariyah Edwards

Congratulations to Starkville girls basketball power forward Zariyah Edwards for being voted SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week for Jan. 24-30!

The freshman scored 14 points to lead the Starkville girls basketball team to a 49-32 victory over Oxford in a 6A Region 1 matchup.

Edwards received 45.91% of the vote, beating out Starkville Academy's Reese Jackson who finished second with34%. Madison Central’s Lauren Baylor finished third with 13.06% and Hazlehurst Justin Adams-Johnson finished fourth with 10.96%. There were over 105,000 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 Jan. 24-30:

Parker Henry, West Lauderdale Boys Basketball: The senior scored 22 points, 16 rebounds, and 6 blocks in loss against Choctaw Central. Henry had another impressive performance Friday night as he dropped a triple-double (14 points, 18 rebounds, 10 blocks) in a 48-37 win over Louisville.

Shaelynn Quick, Florence Girls Soccer: The Southern Mississippi signee scored two goals in a 5-0 second round 5A playoff win over West Harrison. Florence (20-1) will travel to George County for the MHSAA Class 5A South State Championship on Tuesday.

Reese Jackson, Starkville Academy Boys Basketball: The senior point guard has led Starkville Academy in scoring the last 3 games of the season with 18 points, 4 steals against Heritage Academy, and 13 points in a win over Washington Academy. Jackson ends the season with 103 steals total, and is the team’s leader in steals and assists.

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