St. John's/Tipton Senior Mason Eilert has been named the NCKSSports.com/Cunningham Telephone and Cable Athlete of the Week.
Eilert was a key part of the Osborne Preseason Tournament championship for St. John's/Tipton last week in Osborne. Eilert averaged 15.3 ppg in the tournament overall, but put up 18 points against both Thunder Ridge in a 48-5 win on Friday and Osborne in a 56-48 double overtime victory on Saturday. In the win over Osborne, he registered a double-double, grabbing 10 rebounds with his 18 points. He came through inthe clutch in the win over Osborne that decided the 5th straight Preseason Tournament Championship for the Blujays as well. With his team trailing by one in regulation, he hit the front end of a one-and-one opportunity to send the game to the first OT. In overtime, with the Blujays down two late, he made a basket to send it to double OT. Eilert is now averaging 12 ppg through the first four games for St. John's/Tipton.
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