Shaquoia "Coco" Crockett of Bradwell Institute and Cornelius Taylor of Claxton are the WTOC Players of the Week. They both had outstanding games in leading their teams to important region wins.
Taylor, a sophomore, scored an amazing 84 points in 3 road games last week. That was nearly 42 percent of his team's points as the Tigers try to gain momentum heading for the regional tournament.
The wins included a games at Calvary Day and he sent the game into overtime and then made three free throws to win it in the final seconds of the extra period. "I try to go out there and just shoot, not thinking about it," said Taylor. "That's when I'm at my best. We just stuck together and worked hard. During practice, Coach told us it was going to be hard through the week but we there and got through it.'
Coach Eric Bluestein said of his leading scorer, "He's an outstanding player and he's a good person, too. I'm just excited to have him in our program. He's been carrying us offensively and really stepped it up defensively. He's leading the team in charges right now and that's what our team is about, it's about sacrifice."
The Tigers will welcome Portal on Tuesday night.
Crockett led the Lady Tigers to a pair of Region 3-AAAAA wins against Jenkikns and Richmond Hill. Crockett had 21 points in a win over Jenkins and added 23 more in helping defeat Richmond Hill. She has helped the team to 7 straight wins and a one game lead in the standings with two left to play.
"To go over twenty points is nothing, I need to set my goals higher and score more points a game, and also get my teammates the ball," saic Crockett. "It gets everybody involved, you're not only helping yourself get your stats but you're also helping your teammates."
Coach Faye Baker added, "I was very very proud the way she played not only offensively, but I was glad to see how she got after it defensively as well, she had about 8 steals per game, very important, very big, that's why I'm so proud of her and proud to see her get this award today."
Tuesday night, the Lady Tigers will travel to Effingham County in a showdown with the Lady Rebels for the regular season title.