(Guthrie Center) Leah Courtney earns the first KSOM Athlete of the Week award for the 2011 winter sports season. Courtney is off to a great start to her senior season averaging 21.5 points and 12 rebounds per game.
She started off the season with an 18 point and 13 rebound effort in a 55-53 win against Audubon. In that victory over Audubon Courtney also added 6 assists and three steals.
On Tuesday, Courtney led the Tigers to a win over defending Class 1A State Champion Martensdale-St. Mary's. In the 61-48 win at Martensdale-St. Mary's Courtney poured in 25 points on 7-9 shooting from the floor and 11-14 shooting from the free throw line. She also added 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals, and 2 blocked shots in Tuesday's victory.
Courtney led Guthrie Center with 15.6 points per game as a junior and is off to an even better start in her senior season. 2-0 Guthrie Center will host Earlham and Madrid next week.