Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Athletes of the Week for March 12

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Athletes of the Week for March 12

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Carlos Anderson

Alton basketball

A 6-foot-3 senior guard and forward, Anderson helped the Redbirds win a pair of games against Southwestern Conference rivals to capture a regional championship. Against Granite City in the semifinals, Anderson put up 10 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three steals as the Redbirds won 59-44. Anderson followed that by scoring a game-high 18 points and pulling down three rebounds in a 44-27 win over host Edwardsville in the regional final. Anderson is committed to SIU-Edwardsville.

Daniel Farris

Madison Prep basketball

A 5-foot-11 sophomore guard, Farris helped the Bears pull off a big comeback win over Tolton to advance to the Class 3 state semifinals. In the quarterfinal, Farris, nicknamed "Peanut," scored a team-high 21 points to go along with five assists and four rebounds. He sealed the victory by sinking two foul shots with 8.7 seconds left to break a tie and to lift the Bears to a 76-74 win. Farris also led the way in the sectional round, scoring 19 points in a 56-54 win over Duchesne. He was an all-tournament pick at Washington (Ill.) and earned all-PHL honors as a freshman.

Carte'Are Gordon

Vianney basketball

A 6-foot-7 freshman forward, Gordon starred in the Class 5 District 2 Tournament, which culminated in the Griffins' 63-58 upset win over defending state champion CBC. Gordon was an inside force against CBC, finishing with 18 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots. He was coming off an 18-point game in a 79-71 semifinal win over Kirkwood. Gordon, who is averaging 14.1 points and 8 rebounds, earned all-district honors after being named to all-tournament teams at Vianney, Shawnee Mission East and Meramec. He was the game MVP at the MFA Oil Shootout against Tolton.

Lexie Moe

Fort Zumwalt West basketball

A 5-foot-11 senior guard, Moe had a pair of 20-plus point games to lead the Jaguars to a district title. She put up 25 points and 10 rebounds in a 63-56 win over Holt in the title game after scoring 23 points and grabbing five rebounds in a 54-45 semifinal win over Troy. A first-team all-conference pick in the GAC South the last three seasons and an all-tournament honoree at Marquette and Visitation this season, Moe, who leads the Jaguars in scoring with 16. …

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