Jordan Child, Emilee Skinner earn CVMG Prep Player of the Week honors for Jan. 8-13 – Cache Valley Daily

LEFT – Logan boys basketball forward Jordan Child | RIGHT – Ridgeline girls basketball guard Emilee Skinner

LOGAN – After the first week of Region 11 games, Logan boys basketball forward Jordan Child and Ridgeline girls basketball guard Emilee Skinner have been named the Boys and Girls Cache Valley Media Group Prep Players of the Week, Presented by McDonalds.

Child scored a career-high 33 points to go with eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and four blocks in the Grizzlies triple-overtime victory over Mountain Crest. Additionally, Child hit the game-winning shot of the 85-84 win with 0.7 seconds left in the third overtime period. This is the second time this season Child has earned Boys Player of the Week.

Skinner led the way for the Riverhawks in a win over Green Canyon, scoring 25 points to go with two rebounds, two assists and three steals against the No. 4 team in the 4A Girls Basketball RPI. Skinner has won Girls Player of the Week three times this season and six times overall in the last two years.

Other nominations for this week’s awards included Bryton Williams (Sky View boys), Bridger Barfuss (Bear River boys), Jared Anderson (Green Canyon boys), Jagger Francom (Ridgeline boys), Joseph Hunsaker (Mountain Crest boys) Kenzie Flaherty (Sky View girls), Shelby Wilkinson (Bear River girls), Janalynn Blotter (Green Canyon girls) and Julia Held (Logan girls).

Tune in to the Full Court Press on 106.9 FM and 1390 AM each Tuesday at 4:25 p.m. to hear the announcement of the Players of the Week throughout the 2023-24 high school sports year.

Candidates for the Player of the Week award were nominated by Cache Valley Media Group staff and voted on by all CVMG high school broadcast staff and crew, including “Hurricane” John Newbold, Rex Davis, Jason Walker, Adam Loertscher, Trent Carter, Josh Theurer, Dave Simmons, “The Patriot” Nick Zollinger, Jake Ellis, “The Coach” John Olsen, Stockton Jewkes, Terrell Baldwin and Eric Frandsen. Some stats may be unofficial. Thanks to the Cache and Box Elder McDonalds locations for sponsoring the Player of the Week award and supporting local high school sports!

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