ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

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Pat Downey Loch Raven, wrestling

Downey, a sophomore, is undefeated in the 160-pound weight class this season. He pinned his Eastern Tech opponent in a minute Thursday and then pinned three more competitors on his way to the final of the Overlea Invitational Tournament last weekend. Those three pins were achieved in 16 seconds, 47 seconds and one minute, respectively. He then defeated previously unbeaten Daniel Johnson of Carver, 25-9. Downey, 16, is a transfer from Mount St. Joseph. In explaining his wrestling ability, he said: "It's my sport, my best sport. I've been doing it since I was 6." Downey was named Outstanding Wrestler in the upper weight classes at the Overlea tournament. He has a 3.0 grade-point average.

OTHERS CONSIDERED: : Jake Hulsey, Mount St. Joseph, wrestling; Lance Wilkes, Western Tech, indoor track and field; Aaron Williams, Meade, indoor track and field

Nyree Williams Howard, basketball

The North Carolina-bound senior averaged 20 points and 21 rebounds in two critical Howard County league games last week. A 6-foot-1 forward, Williams scored 25 points and had 21 rebounds in a 71-60 win over Reservoir and 15 points and 21 rebounds in a 59-56 win over Mount Hebron. The wins gave the No. 14 Lions sole possession of second place in the county behind No. 6 River Hill. Williams, who also plays volleyball for the Lions and plays Amateur Athletic Union basketball for Team Unique, averages 17.2 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks for the Lions. She has a 3.5 grade-point average.

OTHERS CONSIDERED: : Jenna Cimino, Hereford, indoor track and field; Rebecca Flora, McDonogh, swimming; Brinae Robinson, Western, indoor track and field; Rachael Schaffer, McDonogh, swimming

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