Even though the basketball tournament is over and spring sports have begun, that didn’t stop the Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs from getting one more accolade from an outstanding season.
JJ Huddle does a National Guard Player of the Week and Team of the Week every week throughout the season and Lynchburg-Clay did a clean sweep, winning the voting in each category.
Eric McLaughlin was the nominee for Player of the Week after he had a pair of double-doubles in the regional tournament. With 21 points and 13 rebounds in the win over Marion Pleasant and 16 points and 11 rebounds in the overtime win against Chesapeake. MclLaughlin received 2,689 of the 5,048 total votes for 53%, beating out Lima Senior’s Rico Stafford who came in second with 1,352.
The Mustangs as a team were nominated for reaching the state tournament for just the second time ever and setting a school record of 25 wins in a season. They earned 41% of the votes with a total of 3,104, beating out Lima Senior by over 500 votes.
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.