Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Alabama High School Athlete of the Week for Feb. 7-13 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Monday, Feb. 21. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email email@example.com or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveal.
THIS WEEK’S ALABAMA ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
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Jacob St. Clair, Sand Rock Boys Basketball:
The junior combo-guard dropped 32 and 43 points across two area tournament games.
Bellah Machen, Mortimer Jordan Girls Basketball:
The senior scored 18 points to lead Mortimer Jordan to an area championship win in Area 12 6A by defeating Clay-Chalkville 68-31.
Elise Marquardt, Hoover Girls Soccer:
The freshman scored two goals in a 5-1 win over Cullman.
Donte Bacchus, Homewood Boys Basketball:
Bacchus recorded 25 points and 8 rebounds in a 76-63 win over Mountain Brook in the Class 6A Area 9 tournament.
Laci Gogan, Pelham Girls Basketball:
Gogan scored 16 points to lead Pelham to a 56-32 victory over Helena.
Brady Dunn, Oak Mountain Boys Basketball:
Dunn had 23 points and 7 rebounds in an Area 5 tournament win over Thompson, 66-56.
Brooke Hallman, Eufaula Girls Basketball:
Hallman scored 18 points, including 4 three-pointers, in a 74-68 area championship double overtime win over Opelika.
Derek Moore, Oxford Boys Basketball:
Moore scored 21 points in Oxford's 57-52 victory over Springville.
Luke Miller, Chelsea Boys Soccer:
Miller recorded 6 interceptions and scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over Pinson in the Melrose Cup championship.
Olivia Johnigan, Helena Girls Basketball:
The junior recorded a double-double ( 25 points, 10 rebounds) in a 69-32 area semifinal win over Chilton County.
MJ Jones, Pelham Boys Basketball:
Jones posted a game-high 36 points in an area win over Helena- earning a spot in the sub-regional round of the playoffs. The senior also joined the 2,000 career point club and was named Area MVP this week.
Finley Walker, Chelsea Girls Soccer:
Walker scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Montgomery Catholic in the Capital of Dreams tournament.