Stagg boys basketball standout Brett Kaiser outpolled five others in voting for Patch Athlete of the Week, Jan. 15-21. He is now eligible for January Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.
The candidates were:
Donnie Bell, junior, wrestling, Homewood-Flossmoor. Bell won 2-of-3 matches and placed second in the 195-pound weight class at the Southwest Suburban Conference tournament. Included was a 2-1 overtime decision over Thornton’s Josh Dixon. Bell pushed his record to 32-4.
Brett Kaiser, senior, guard, boys basketball, Stagg. Kaiser was Klutch in the Chargers’ 59-52 victory over Oak Lawn. He made 9-of-10 free throws and scored 21 points.
Kyle Langenderfer, junior, wrestling, Lincoln-Way East. Langenderfer swept four matches and won the 138-pound championship in the Southwest Suburban Conference tournament. He notched two falls and blanked Joliet West’s Jim Spangler 4-0. Langenderfer raised his record to 34-2.
Brianna LeBeau, senior, guard/forward, girls basketball, Richards. LeBeau scored 13 of her 23 points in the fourth-quarter of the Bulldogs’ 59-52 victory over cross-town rival Oak Lawn. She also grabbed 10 rebounds.
T.J. Mayer, senior, guard, boys basketball, Oak Forest. Mayer made 3-of-6 from 3-point range and totaled 16 points in the Bengals’ 63-58 victory over Illiana Christian.
Brian Townsend, senior, forward, boys basketball, Evergreen Park. Fun and gun? Townsend poured in 26 points in the Mustangs’ 97-89 overtime victory over Eisenhower.
Attention Coaches: Like to Nominate Your Athlete Next Week? Email nominations to Sports Editor Ron Kremer (firstname.lastname@example.org). Nominations must be received by noon on Monday for consideration. Please include a photo or photos of your nominee and detailed information on why he or she is a deserving candidate for the weekly award. Weekly winners are eligible for Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.