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Keiontay Marsh, Bryan Adams standout, voted SBLive Texas High School Athlete of the Week

We gathered the week's top performers across every sport. You responded — here's the final tally
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Congratulations to Keiontay Marsh, Dallas Bryan Adams boys basketball standout, for winning SBLive's Athlete of the Week reader poll for Nov. 20-25, fielding more than 27,000 votes in the process.

Throughout the year, SBLive takes a look at the top high school athletes across the Lone Star State each week, gathering the top performers and putting the best of the best up for reader vote.

We're splitting our Athlete of the Week process up in order to spotlight more of the scores of tremendous performances across Texas at the beginning of each week across every sport except football (which has its own statewide offensive and defensive football player of the week polls).

Here are SBLive's Texas Athlete of the Week nominees for Nov. 20-25. Now, we want to hear from you. Scroll down to read about this week's nominees and cast your vote in the poll below. 

Know of a performance worthy of recognition we may have missed? Let us know who we missed. Drop a note to or @SBLiveTX on Twitter and Instagram and back it up with stats.


Zoe Almendariz, Edinburg North girls wrestling

The Cougars took first place at the La Joya Coyote Invitational on Monday. Almendariz won first place in the 120-pound bracket with a 3-0 mark — all by pins.

Shun’teria Anumele, Fort Bend Austin girls basketball

She had a game-high 24 points to help No. 9-ranked Fort Bend Austin pick up a 48-37 win over No. 19 Pearland on Tuesday.

DJ Bell, Keller Timber Creek boys basketball

The junior combo guard had a team-high 20 points to help the Falcons pick up a 64-54 win over Justin Northwest on Nov. 20.

Brodie Bedford, Fort Worth All Saints boys wrestling

Bedford posted three wins by fall, one by decision and two by major decision, including a 13-1 victory over Jack Ringger of Prosper in the 165-pound finals at the Cavalier Clash in The Woodlands on Saturday.

Bryan Bernardez, Houston Westbury boys basketball

He outscored the opposition in an 83-31 win over Houston Wisdom on Saturday by scoring 45 points. Earlier in the week, he had 43 points in an 83-61 win over Houston Austin.

Kareli Cadena, Amarillo Caprock girls wrestling

A defending Class 5A champion last year, Cadena went 3-0 to take first place in the 152-pound division at the Pre-Turkey Day Tango held Nov. 22 at Amarillo Tascoca. She helped the Longhorns tie for first place.

Paul Gumbert-Mendoza, Wimberley boys basketball

He tallied 39 points, a season-high, in an 82-78 win over Brock on Tuesday. The day prior, he dropped in 22 points in a 76-46 win over Randolph.

Ian Inman, Woodlands College Park boys basketball

The junior guard scored a team-high 22 points to help the Cavaliers improve to 4-0 after an 80-48 win over Tyler Legacy on Tuesday.

Dimitrios Katsigiannis, Katy boys wrestling

He took first place in his second straight tournament this season. He won the 215-pound division with seven wins — all by pins — ending with a pin over Prosper’s Michael Factor in the finals.

Justin Kelley, Splendora boys basketball

The senior guard tallied 41 points to help the Wildcats pick up a 75-48 win over Anahuac on Tuesday.

Josh Larry, South Houston boys basketball

The senior guard had 24 points in an 88-44 win over Houston Waltrip on Tuesday and that helped him surpass the 1,000-point mark in his career.

Jayla Lewis, Jersey Village girls basketball

She had 34 points in a 53-48 overtime win against Oak Ridge on Monday and followed up with 33 points in a 66-31 win against Aldine on Tuesday.

Kennedi Lewis, Spring Klein Oak girls wrestling

The senior went 8-0 over the two-day Cavalier Clash in The Woodlands and took first place in the 126-pound class with a pin over Prosper’s Lauren Garst. All 8 of Lewis’ wins were by pins.

Mareetza Maceda, Hereford girls wrestling

A returning state qualifier, Maceda went 3-0 with three pins to take first place in the 235-pound division at the Pre-Turkey Day Tango on Nov. 22 in Amarillo.

Keiontay Marsh, Dallas Bryan Adams boys basketball

The 6-foot combo guard had a double-double with 27 points in 32 minutes while dishing out 10 assists in a 75-42 win over Dallas Adamson on Saturday.

Aiden Marquez, El Paso Americas boys basketball

The Trailblazers are off to an 8-0 start after a 45-40 win over El Paso Andress on Monday with Marquez leading the team with 15 points.

Kaylan Medrano, El Paso Americas girls basketball

Medrano had a game-high 20 points to help the Trail Blazers pick up a 66-54 win over El Paso Franklin on Tuesday, improving to 10-0 overall.

Aaron Michaels, Dallas Hillcrest boys wrestling

In a dual with Arlington Lamar, Michaels had a win at 106-pounds to secure a 37-35 win on Nov. 21.

Robert Miller, Pasadena Memorial boys basketball

The 6-foot-11 forward — and LSU signee — had a double-double with 35 points and 20 rebounds in a 72-54 win over Alvin Iowa Colony on Tuesday.

Brandon Pattillo, Woodlands College Park boys wrestling

Pattillo improved to 14-0 on the season with a 6-0 showing at the Cavalier Clash held Nov. 24-25. All six of his wins were by falls in the 106-pound division.

Maddox Quinonez, Edinburg Economedes boys wrestling

He went 3-0 and took first place at 190 pounds with an 11-1 major decision in the finals. He helped Economedes take first place at the La Joya Coyote Invitational on Nov. 21.

Jordan Sapien, El Paso Pebble Hills girls basketball

The junior scored 20 points in a 66-48 win over El Paso El Dorado on Monday and surpassed the 1,000-point mark in the game.

Daniel Trevino, La Joya boys basketball

The junior hit 13 of 16 shots from the field and finished with a game-high 36 points as the Coyotes beat Juarez-Lincoln, 89-33, on Saturday.

Victoria Vasquez, Amarillo Palo Duro girls wrestling

A runner-up at 114 pounds last year, she is back at 114 and took first place at the Pre-Turkey Day Tango at Amarillo Tascoca on Nov. 22 with a 4-0 mark.

Landri VonGonten, College Station A&M Consolidated girls wrestling

The Tigers standout took first place in the 132-pound bracket at the Turkey Shoot Tournament held on Nov. 21 in Houston. She was 5-0 with five pins.

-- Cody Thorn | @sblivetx

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