5. Dee Bekelja – Junior – Solon Comets (DePaul University)
Scoring 30 points in a CitC game is a strong effort, right? Well, Solon junior Dee Bekelja did it twice this year. She dropped 30 against Reynoldsburg on Sunday in a Comets’ win and then on Monday she was at it scoring 31 in a losing effort. Monday’s effort was also her second double-double in as many days. She had 10 rebounds to go with her 31 points.
4. Dai’ Shona Polk – Junior – GlenOak Golden Eagles (University of Toledo)
In the final game of the CitC, GlenOak had the massive task of closing out against the home-team, the Hiland Lady Hawks. They were equal to it. Big part in thanks to the Toledo commit, Polk. In 30 minutes Polk punished the Lady Hawks in the paint, getting to the hoop in physical fashion and crushing out 25 points while pulling down six rebounds.
3. Caitlin Tytler – Senior – Jackson Polar Bears
When it comes to haste and force inside, this Jackson senior had a lot of it. Caitlyn Tytler became a Reese Center favorite in the matter of minutes as she used hustle and guts the to pull down 18 rebounds and score 20 points in the Polar Bears’ win over Westerville South on Monday. On top of all of that production, Tytler’s efficiency soared with a 7-for-8 shooting afternoon from the floor. She was also a perfect 6-for-6 from the free-throw line.
2. Sylvia Hudson – Senior – Sidney Yellow Jackets
In Div. I the Sidney Yellow Jackets were ranked number seven with a perfect 13-0 record coming into the Classic in the Country. They’d stay perfect thanks to a massive effort from Hudson against North Royalton in game 16 of the Classic. Even more impressive she was 14-for-18 from the field in the game, just missing tying the record for most made field goals in a Classic game. (15 – Naomi Davenport – Mount Notre Dame vs Clyde – 2014).
1. Taylor Mikesell – Sophomore – Jackson Polar Bears
The fact that Jackson’s Taylor Mikesell is only a sophomore might be the scariest thing about this star in the making. The combination of handles and shooting ability that she displayed in the Reese Center on Monday at the Classic was plain filthy. Hitting step-back 3-pointers from four feet beyond the arc and making a behind-the-back pass at full speed are just a couple of the spectacular plays that she made in the Polar Bears’ win over Westerville South, 58-44. Mikesell tied the record for 3-pointers made in a CitC game with six and had 25 points and six assists for the Polar Bears.