Each Monday for the remainder of the high school basketball season, we will name one boy and one girl as Stat Stuffer of the Week.
But that doesn't mean they're the players who put up the most points or recorded the most rebounds. We're looking for the most efficient players.
If someone scores 15 points but only shot 6 of 20 from the field, that's not very efficient. But if someone scored 15 points and hit 7 of 8 field goals — while adding some assists, steals and rebounds — that's a performance worthy of being our Stat Stuffer of the Week.
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So here are this week's Nebraska high school basketball Stat Stuffers of the Week:
Josiah Allick, Sr., F, Lincoln North Star: In the Navigators' three wins last week, Allick had two double doubles and only missed four shots. In Tuesday's 78-73 win over Lincoln East, Allick scored 22 points, grabbed four rebounds, had two assists and one blocked shot while shooting 9 of 9 from the field and 4 of 7 from the free-throw line. He scored 27 points on Friday, shooting 7 of 10 from the field and 13 of 14 from the free-throw line, and added 17 rebounds. Saturday, he scored 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds while shooting 5 of 6 from the field and 4 of 6 from the free-throw line.
Two players recorded triple doubles last week. Neligh-Oakdale senior Cole Belitz and Laurel Concord-Coleridge junior Noah Schutte. Belitz totaled 16 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in a 73-45 win over Stuart. Schutte had 19 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists in a 70-46 win over Wynot.
Dacey Nelson, Sr., G, Oakland-Craig: Nelson averaged 28.6 points in Oakland-Craig's three games last week. She shot 13 of 22 from the field en route to 29 points in a 52-38 win over Twin River. In a 68-62 win over Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family, she scored 27 points, including 3 of 8 from the 3-point line. She then added 30 points on 12-of-26 shooting in a 58-55 loss to West Point-Beemer.
Coaches and fans are encouraged to nominate players via email: Mike.Sautter@OWH.com