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Tonasket girls basketball guard Jayleen 'Jaylo' Bello voted WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to the Lions' playmaker for being voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week for Feb. 19-Feb. 24!

Congratulations to Tonasket's Jayleen "Jaylo" Bello" for being voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week for Feb. 19-Feb. 24!

Bello spent her entire Tigers' career making shots, and went over 1,000 points as a senior. Against Friday Harbor in a Class 2B regional-round game, the senior guard went off - 38 points, nine steals and five assists as Tonasket advanced to Spokane for the first time since 2004.

Bello received 45.2% of the vote, beating out Mabton girls basketball standout Alana Zavala, who finished second with 28.2%.

We are currently accepting WaFd Bank Player of the Week nominations. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email or message us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivewa.

Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of Feb. 19-Feb. 24:


Karsyn Freeman, Adna girls basketball: West or East, doesn't matter - this scorer just piles up points. The junior totaled a game-high 33 points on 13-for-20 shooting, and the Pirates pulled off the road stunner in 2A regional-round win.

Dennis Johnson III, Renton boys basketball: Smooth shooter for the Red Hawks poured in team-high 23 points, including key fourth-quarter 3-pointer and 5-for-6 free-throw shooting in final minute of 2A regional-round win over Anacortes.

Lyla Kahrimanovic, Woodinville girls basketball: Senior forward erupted for career-high 27 points, including four 3-pointers, with four assists as Falcons handled Tahoma in 4A regional-round victory over Tahoma.

Leyton Martin, Arlington boys basketball: What a postseason for this junior, who carried the Eagles past Marysville Getchell in a loser-out 3A regional-round game with a school-record 43 points (eclipsing older brother, Ethan, previous mark of 42 points), eight rebounds and five assists.

Nic Navarre, Zillah boys basketball: Leopards center scored a game-high 27 points, and shook the earth with a thunderous dunk in the third quarter in 1A regional-round win over Tenino.

Ailina Rabang, Lummi Nation girls basketball: Transfer from Ferndale could not miss while going off for a game-high 34 points - 23 coming in the second quarter in which she sank five 3-pointers in a loser-out 1B regional-round win over Taholah.

Ari Richardson, Columbia River boys basketball: Not often do you get a shot to send your team to Tacoma - but the junior did, canning a game-winning 3-pointer with two seconds to go in Rapid's loser-out 2A regional-round win over White River. Richardson finished with team-high 18 points.

Ashley Uusitalo, Lake Washington girls basketball: In a must-win situation against the team that defeated the Kangs on the final day of districts, sophomore put up a career-high 30 points in their 3A regional-round win over Eastside Catholic.

Nicole Wertenberger, Kamiakin girls basketball: It's been a great February for the Braves' standout, going over 1,000 points two weeks ago - and scored a game-high 23 points in state contender's 4A regional-round win over Bothell.

Eli Williams, North Central boys basketball: Got it done on both ends for the No. 8 seeds, including a dagger, beat-the-shotclock-buzzer 3-pointer that upended No. 1 seed Auburn in 3A regional-round game. Williams led all scorers with 21 points.

Alana Zavala, Mabton girls basketball: Avenging an earlier-season loss, the Vikings topped the No. 1 seeds as Zavala had a game-high 20 points and eight rebounds, and iced it with a late 3-pointer in a 2B regional-round win.