Vote now: Tahoe Daily Tribune Student Athlete of the Month nominees
The Tahoe Daily Tribune is showcasing two high school student athletes, one male and one female, each month of the academic year, and you decide which athletes we feature.
Voting starts Jan. 19 and runs for one week. Click here and select your choice for the student athletes of the month. The winners will be featured in the Tribune next month.
Corneil is the glue that makes the Highlanders complete. The junior brings the ball upcourt, she’s a gritty defender and then scores when her team needs it. She recorded a career-high 22 points in a Dec. 18 win against Silver Stage and averages seven per game. The co-team captain also makes nearly four steals per contest.
Nolan-Bowers has been a beast cleaning the glass. The 6-foot-3 senior is averaging about nine rebounds per game and in December during a seven-game stretch averaged 12 per contest. He recorded a career-high 19 boards and twice hit 14 in that span. The Highlanders co-team captain also is averaging 6.3 points a game.
Janese has improved her game by leaps and bounds in her senior season and has helped the Vikings move into the playoff conversation. Janese notched a career-high 14 points in back-to-back games in December and also grabbed 13 rebounds in one to record her first double-double. She averages about nine rebounds per game and seven points.
Johnson came storming out of the gates. He scored 18 points in back-to-back wins in mid-December to open play in the Northern League. He averages double digits in points per game after scoring just over three last year. The senior was voted the Vikings team captain and has helped them get into the playoff mix.
The senior is in her fourth season of varsity basketball and is helping lead the Warriors to maybe their best season in over 10 years. She was key during a four-game win streak in December, the first such win streak for the girls’ program in 12 seasons. She is one of Whittell’s team captains and one of the top two scorers on the team.
Johns is maybe the best defender Phil Bryant has coached in his over 40 years. The junior is averaging an amazing five steals per game during the Warriors 10-game win streak to start the season. He also averages 15 points per game and has nonstop energy running up and down the floor.