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Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Ohio high school athlete of the week for Feb. 14-20. Read through the nominees and cast your vote. Voting will conclude Sunday at 11:59 p.m. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, email swanson@scorebooklive.comor tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @SBLiveOH.


Dee Alexander, Purcell Marian girls basketball

Scored a game-high 36 points in a 40-plus-point win over CHCA.

John Peter Dragas, Madison boys basketball

Broke his school record for most points in a single game with 52, including seven 3-pointers in an 89-86 win over Jefferson Area.

Raegan Ernst, Dublin Jerome gymnastics

Won her fourth consecutive OCC-Cardinal all-around championship with a score of 37.75. Ernst won all four of her events, scoring a 9.275 on the balance beam, 9.525 on her floor routine, 9.5 on uneven bars and 9.45 on the vault.

Caleb Gasser, Chippewa boys basketball

Had 30 points in a 68-62 win over Northwestern and had 12 points in a loss to Norwayne.

Alyssa Gest, Upper Arlington girls basketball

Had a career-high 28 points to lead the Golden Bears to a 44-34 victory over Northland.

Chloe Jeffers, Delaware Hayes girls basketball

Had 41 points in a 77-41 win over Thomas Worthington.

Quinn Kwasniak, Cornerstone Christian Academy boys basketball

Had four 3s in the Patriots' 75-57 victory over John Marshal to eclipse 100 three-pointers this season and move into the top 10 for the most single-season 3-pointers in OHSAA history.

Owynn Lafollette, Bexley swimming

Broke school records in the 200 freestyle (in 1:57.61) and 400 freestyle relay.

Bobby Lemieux, Twinsburg ice hockey

Exploded for a hat trick in a 5-5 tie with Aurora.

Sean McKitrick, Carroll boys basketball

Had a game-high 33 points to lead Carroll to a 65-49 victory over Northridge.

Katie Neuhart, Delaware Christian girls basketball

Neuhart, who averages 22.8 points per game, had 27 points in a 46-43 win at Granville Christian. 

Devin Royal, Pickerington Central boys basketball

Royal, who averages 19.4 points per game, dropped a career-high 32 points in a 63-60 loss to Reynoldsburg.

Imarianah Russell, Reynoldsburg girls basketball

Russell recorded her 12th 25-plus-point game of the season with 28 points in a win over Westland.

Bia Savarino, St. Ignatius ice hockey

Savarino scored two goals in a 7-2 win over Holy Name and had three assists in a 4-0 shutout win over St. John’s Jesuit.

Makayla Velasquez, Amherst girls bowling

Won her second straight sectional singles title, rolling a 778 series on games of 279, 288 and 211.