Director of Tecumseh, Miller Athlete of the Week in Prague

Tecumseh basketball star Kenzli Warden was named Shawnee News-Star Tri-County Female Athlete of the Week and Prague basketball star Blestin Miller won Male Athlete of the Week from January 17 to 22.

Warden averaged 17.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.3 steals as the Lady Savages won four games last week.

She helped guide Tecumseh with a three-game sweep and a Byng Tournament championship. Her biggest game came in the semi-finals when she scored 27 points as the Lady Savages beat host Byng 64-39.

Warden also had 17 points against Dickson in a 62-31 first-round victory. She had 12 points in a 37-34 triumph over Sulfur in the Championship and also had 12 points against Mount St. Mary in a non-tournament match earlier in the week in which Tecumseh prevailed, 58-23 .

Miller had 21 points while knocking down 12 of 12 free shots and 5 of 10 field goal tries as Prague toppled Okemah 75-69 in overtime in the 66 Conference Tournament championship game. He also had seven rebounds and three steals.

Blestin Miller from Prague

Miller averaged 16.3 points as the Red Devils won the title in three games. He had 11 points in Prague’s 74-53 first-round win over Meeker, then followed that up with a 17-point performance in the Red Devils’ 66-53 semi-final win over McLoud.

In that game against McLoud, Miller was 7 of 9 from the floor, 3 of 3 from the foul line, grabbed eight rebounds, had three assists and had three steals.

Berta D. Wells