Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Athletes of the Week for March 17

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Athletes of the Week for March 17

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Hasaan Decarolis

St. Charles West basketball

A 5-foot-10 senior guard, Decarolis was the leading scorer on a team that came within one game of advancing to the Class 4 state semifinals. In the sectional round against Kirksville, Decarolis scored a game-high 18 points to lift the Warriors to a 47-32 win. The Warriors fell to Vashon 57-31 in the quarterfinals, but Decarolis was on his game, scoring nearly half of his team's points in the first half and upping his production in the second half to finish with 21 points, or 67.7-percent of his team's total. The player of the year in the GAC North and an all-tournament selection at Whitfield, Decarolis averaged 19.6 points this season.

Brian Deterding

Gibault basketball

A 6-foot-5 senior center, Deterding helped the Hawks advance all the way to the Class 1A super-sectional round before bowing out. In the sectional semifinals against Carrollton, Deterding put up a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Hawks rolled to a 54-35 win. Deterding then led the way in the sectional final, scoring 22 points and grabbing four rebounds as the Hawks erased a five-point halftime deficit to beat Okawville 48-40. Deterding was the lone Hawks player to finish in double figures in the super- sectional, scoring 17 points in a 41-37 loss to Liberty. Deterding, who averaged 15.5 points this season, has committed to Illinois State.

Rachel Fick

Francis Howell basketball

A 6-foot-1 senior forward, Fick is a vital cog on a Howell team that has reached its first state semifinal. In a Class 5 sectional, Fick had a double-double with 18 points, one off her season high, and 15 rebounds to go along with five blocked shots as the Vikings held off Holt 60-51. Fick then helped send the Vikings to state by scoring 12 points, grabbing eight rebounds and making three steals in a 56-50 quarterfinal win over Webster Groves. An all-district selection and member of the all-tournament team at Marquette, Fick is averaging 9.7 points and a team-high 7.5 rebounds. She will be playing at Columbia College next year.

David Jackson

St. Louis U. High basketball

Playing on a sprained ankle, Jackson, a 6-foot-1 senior guard, scored a game-high 17 points to lead SLUH to a 57-37 victory over Jackson in a Class 5 sectional. Jackson, who entered the game averaging 4.7 points a game, got SLUH off to a fast start scoring seven of the Jr. Billikens' first nine points of the game. Jackson then helped the Jr. …

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