Kali Jones, Josh Arnell earn CVMG Prep Player of the Week honors for Jan. 15-20 – Cache Valley Daily

LEFT – Mountain Crest girls basketball forward Kali Jones (32) | RIGHT – Mountain Crest boys basketball guard Josh Arnell (3)

LOGAN — Two Mountain Crest basketball players have been named the Boys and Girls Cache Valley Media Group Prep Players of the Week, Presented by McDonalds. Girls basketball forward Kali Jones and boys basketball guard Josh Arnell both starred for their teams this past week to earn the distinction.

Jones led the way for the Mustangs in a 2-0 week that featured road wins at Green Canyon and Bear River. She scored in double figures on both occasions with 21 points against the Wolves and 14 against the Bears, dominating the paint with both her scoring and rebounding that’s given her seven double-doubles on the year.

Arnell also helped his team to a 2-0 week and that featured wins over the same two schools, Bear River and Green Canyon. Those two opponents currently rank No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, in the 4A RPI. Against the Bears, Arnell set new career highs in points (28) and 3-pointers (six) and also poured in 16 points against Green Canyon.

Other nominations for this week’s awards included Liam Guthrie (Sky View boys), Gehrig Marble (Bear River boys), Jared Anderson (Green Canyon boys), Jordan Child (Logan boys), Carson Cox (Ridgeline boys), Claire Fischer (Sky View girls), Aubry Fry (Bear River girls), Janalynn Blotter (Green Canyon girls) and Emilee Skinner (Ridgeline 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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