Brentwood senior Emily Trushel and Centennial junior Patrick Garrett were both selected as the latest Gateway Tire Athletes of the Week for the week ending Feb. 9.
The pair of basketball standouts both produced big weeks in leading their teams in major District 11-AAA matchups last week.
The two were chosen as part of the Athletes of the Week awards sponsored by Gateway Tire and Service Center of Franklin. One male and one female athlete from Williamson County is selected and featured each week in the Williamson Herald.
Trushel produced two all-around games during the Lady Bruins district wins last week – a 56-29 victory against rival Ravenwood Friday and a 54-47 win against Page earlier in the week – as Brentwood improved to 19-1 overall and a perfect 13-0 in district play.
She tallied 14 points, six rebounds and four assists Tuesday against Page and followed that up with 12 points, seven steals and five assists in Friday’s “Battle of the Woods” win.
“I’m so proud of Emily and her commitment to going out every night and competing at a high level despite having some nights here she may sacrifice her offensive output to get her teammates better opportunities,” Brentwood girls basketball coach Myles Thrash said. “She’s a special player … I’m glad she’s a Bruin.”
Brentwood closes the regular season at home against Dickson County Thursday, Centennial Friday and Independence Tuesday.
Garrett and the Cougars split a pair of tough district contests last week by beating visiting Dickson County 64-50 and falling at crosstown rival Franklin 81-76 in overtime.
The junior point guard scored 28 points as Centennial handed Dickson County just its fourth loss of the season last Tuesday. He netted 20 points Friday at Franklin in the narrow setback.
“Patrick has been working really hard this year to help this team in whatever capacity we’ve needed,” Centennial boys basketball coach Tyler Hickman said. “He’s taken over primary ball-handling responsibility and while he had a great week shooting the ball, he’s really done a great job of getting others involved without turning it over.
“We’re going to bee his confidence and good play to continue as we head into tournament play.”
Centennial finishes the regular season Friday at district-leading Brentwood and Tuesday at home against Ravenwood.
Other nominees for Athlete of the Week included Jailyn Banks of Independence and Lili Wilken of Page on the girls’ side as well as Riley Bennett of Faivirew and Nick Dang of Ravenwood on the boys’ side.