OF moves up to fifth in state poll, Perry MAL Player of the Week
On the same day a new Associated Press poll showed that Old Fort’s boys basketball team had moved up to fifth in the statewide Division IV poll, the Stockaders’ Hunter Perry was named the Midland Athletic League’s player of the week.
Safe to say, it’s been a good week for Old Fort, which stands at 17-1, 8-0 in the MAL.
Perry has had plenty to do with Old Fort’s success.
He had 22 points, 10 assists and four steals in Old Fort’s 73-37 win over Hopewell-Loudon Thursday, and is averaging 15.9 points a game, fifth in the league.
Two of his teammates – Cole Davidson and Dalton Perry- rank ahead of him. Davidson is second in the league in points, and Dalton Perry has scored a point more than Hunter.
Hunter Perry’s also averaging 6.4 rebounds a game.
On the girls’ side, Megan Wright was named player of the week after a 31points, 10 rebounds, five assists and five steals in a 70-67 loss to the Chieftains.
Graessle’s one game enough for weekly award
Tiffin University played only once this past week.
Joe Graessle’s performance in that game – a 98-92 win over Ohio Dominican – was so dominant he won an award for the whole week.
Graessle, the only player in Division II in the top 10 in points and steals, was name the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference South Division’s player of the week, after a 36-point, nine assist, eight steal effort against the Panthers.
Graessle scored at least 20 points in the game for the sixth-consecutive game, and for the 16th time this season.
In his career, Graessle has 1,396 points. The junior is 12th all time in TU scoring history.