Thunder Ridge Senior Kassie Bretton has been named the NCKSSports.com/Cunningham Telephone and Cable Athlete of the Week.
Bretton has been the leader all season for the Thunder Ridge Lady Longhorns basketball team that is 11-4 to this point. In the past week, Kassie scored 23 in Thunder Ridge's 73-32 win over Sylvan-Lucas on Friday, 2/3. On Tuesday, 2/7, Bretton scored 22 points in a 54-30 win over Franklin (NE). Earlier this season, Bretton scored 30 or more in back-to-back games, registering a career high 32 at Pike Valley in a 62-24 win on 1/24 and she followed that with 30 points in a 54-51 overtime loss to Southern Cloud on 1/27. She is now averaging 19.8 ppg on the season and has made 21 3-pointers, while also averaging 5.5 rpg and 2.3 spg.
We will announce the winners each week. Remember, you can nominate an athlete from any school sport.