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Vote now: Who should be SBLive's National Girls Basketball Player of the Week? (Feb. 20-26)

Read up on the top performers across the country last week and pick the best of the best

Each week, SBLive gathers the best high school basketball performances across the country with the help of fans, readers and staff.

This week, we've separated boys and girls because of how many great performances there are each week. Now it's your turn to choose a standout among the pack, the best of the best.

Here are the nominees for SBLive's Girls Basketball Athlete of the Week for Feb. 20-26. Voting closes on Sunday, March 5 at 11:59 (Pacific Time) and winners are announced on Mondays.

Jaloni Cambridge, Ensworth (Tennessee)

With SEC coaches Kim Mulkey and Dawn Staley in attendance, Cambridge scored 31 points in a 56-46 win over Baylor. Cambridge is rated the No. 1 junior in the country by ESPN.

Eva DeChent, Putnam Valley (New York)

DeChent recorded a triple-double with 31 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists as Putnam Valley downed Bronxville, 62-34.

Maddyn Greenway, Providence Academy (Minnesota)

After dropping 60 points in a game last week, Greenway was back at it in a 96-65 rout of Perham. Greenway, a sophomore, had 33 points in the win.

Hannah Hidalgo, Paul VI (New Jersey)

Hidalgo filled up the box score with 25 points, 10 steals, four assists and three rebounds as Paul VI rolled to an 88-33 win over Notre Dame.

Jordyn Lawrence, Durand (Michigan)

Lawrence scored a career-best 30 points and moved into second place on Durand’s all-time scoring list in a 51-33 victory over Genesee.

Hannah Lising, Sun Valley Poly (California)

Lising netted 35 points as Sun Valley Poly defeated Los Angeles Center For Enriched Studies in overtime, 67-64, to capture the program’s first Pasadena city title.

Leah Middleton, Auburn (New York)

Middleton erupted for 48 points — a program record — in a 67-61 overtime loss to Cicero-North Syracuse.

Sophia Rampulla, Union Grove (Wisconsin)

Rampulla set a new school record with eight made 3-pointers while scoring a career-high 30 points in an 86-31 win over Fort Atkinson. Rampulla is a Wisconsin-Milwaukee signee.

Taliah Scott, St. Johns Country Day (Florida)

Scott had 47 points and 10 rebounds in a 77-65 postseason loss to Faith Christian. Scott, an Arkansas signee, finished her high school career with 2,735 points.

McKenzie Smith, Amarillo (Texas)

Smith scored 32 points, including a banked-in 3-pointer that forced a fifth overtime, in an 86-78 quintuple overtime loss to Monterey.

Rhian Stokes, Ewing (New Jersey)

Stokes had 23 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals in a 72-16 victory over Allentown. It was the fourth triple-double of the season for Stokes, a junior guard.

Josie Straigis, Latrobe (Pennsylvania)

Straigis erupted for a career-high 30 points as Latrobe suffered a 69-61 loss to Trinity.

Syla Swords, Long Island Lutheran (New York)

Swords nearly recorded a triple-double, finishing with 32 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in a 107-75 win over St. Joseph by the Sea.

Zoey Ward, Concord Academy (North Carolina)

Ward had 28 points, five rebounds and two assists as Concord Academy won its second NCISAA 3A state title in the past three seasons with a 54-43 victory over High Point Christian Academy.

Maddie Webber, South Fayette (Pennsylvania)

Webber lit up Penn-Trafford for 39 points in a 70-49 victory. 

Lead photo by Jeff Lawler