Here are this week’s candidates for the Welcome Home Realty Prime Time Performer.
You can vote once every 12 hours until the polls close on Friday at 5 p.m.
The winner will receive a $20 gift card to Dublin Pub.
Lunden Cook (Jacksonville Guard) Saturday night prime time in the Bowl and Lunden Cook delivered. Five three-pointers in the first quarter on his way to a monster game for the Crimsons to cap off a great day of basketball. The senior guard carried the scoring load for Jacksonville against Athens and helped the Crimsons pick up their second win of the season.
Luke Lehnen (Glenwood Guard) Luke Lehnen let loose on Normal West Saturday night. The senior guard scored 21 points IN THE THIRD QUARTER! Lehnen dropped 32 on the night, almost outscoring Normal West by himself as the Titans trucked the Wildcats 61-35.
Reid Taylor (SHG Guard) SHG is going to have a different guy step up every night it seems and that’s alright with head coach Tim Allen when his bench goes about 15 deep. Saturday it was Reid Taylor’s turn, coming off the bench and knocking down some big shots in the second quarter against Bloomington Central Catholic to spark the Cyclones offense that was a bit slow against the Saints at first.
Connor Hennemann (Pawnee Guard) We saw plenty of big time scoring performances Saturday and Pawnee’s Connor Hennemann joined the party. Hennemann scored 38 points for the Indians in a big time showcase win over Edinburg at the Bowl.
Justin Guernsey (Pleasant Plains Forward) Welcome back to action Justin Guernsey! The Pleasant Plains junior returned to the lineup this week after an early season injury and made up for lost time getting buckets. Guernsey had 26 points against Vandalia on Saturday and had another monster game against St. Teresa, scoring the first 14 points of the game for the the Cardinals.
Reece Conway (Auburn Guard) The Trojans needed to find Payton Krager some help if they were going to go into Athens and get a Sangamo win. Reece Conway stepped up and knocked down some big shots to be the scoring sidekick for Krager and help Auburn take down Athens for a big conference victory last week.
Mason Muller (PORTA Forward) The PORTA Bluejays have established themselves as one of the best in the Sangamo conference as we head into 2020 and we don’t think many are surprised. Mason Muller is one of the players in central Illinois and he showed that this week, dropping 22 against Illini Central and 21 against Pleasant Plains in two conference wins.
Jurnee Flournoy (MacArthur Guard) Rochester wasn’t going to let Quincenia Jackson be the one that beat them. MacArthur needed someone else to step up and on great teams like the Generals have this year, that’s what happened. Jurnee Flournoy scored 18 points to help Mac beat Rochester and stay atop the Central State Eight standings heading into 2020.
Jaden Snodgrass (Lanphier Guard) He walks the walk and talks the talk. Jaden Snodgrass said all the right things in the postgame interview following the dust up between Lanphier and Eisenhower on Friday night. The senior guard also led the Lions in scoring with 22 points to keep Lanphier atop the Central State Eight standings heading into Christmas break.
Conner Miller (Glenwood Wrestler) The Titans took control of the top spot in the CS8 wrestling race with a win over Rochester on Friday night. Glenwood junior 220 pounder Conner Miller wrestled up at 285 and beat Camden Ramsey in an exciting matchup to pick up a major decision victory and important team points. Miller followed up two wins on Friday night by winning the 220 pound title at the Joe Bee wrestling Invite on Saturday to improve to a perfect 17-0 this season.
Wyatt Peek (Williamsville Guard) The Bullets couldn’t let their 100 year celebration evening end in a loss, so senior guard Wyatt Peek poured in 35 points against Tri-City to power Williamsville to a win. Peek also had 28 against Mt Pulaski earlier in the week.
Emily Brenneisen (SHG Guard) The Cyclones swept their rivals from Chatham this season on the basketball court with an eight point road win on Friday night. Junior Emily Brenneisen dropped 21 points for the Cyclones against Glenwood, providing a much needed scoring option with the Titans keying on Sofie Lowis.