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FILE PHOTO: Mattoon's Mallory Ramage (25) dribbles during a Jan. 2019 game at MacArthur. She averaged 21 points per game in leading Mattoon to a 3-0 start at the Pana Thanksgiving Tournament.

Each week the Journal Gazette/Times-Courier features some of the top performances of local high school athletes. Here are the athletes of the week from Nov. 18-23

Bella Dudley, Tri-County girls' basketball, 5-7, sophomore

Dudley helped Tri-County start the season at 3-0. The Lady Titans beat Tuscola 61-53 in a non-conference game. In the Oakwood Comets Classic, Tri-County downed Hoopeston Area 60-46 and topped Westville 67-30. Dudley averaged a team-high 23.7 points per game to go with her 4.3 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 5.3 steals per game. She was 21-of-49 (.429) from the field, including 6-of-13 (.462) from beyond the 3-point line and 14-of-21 (.667) from the free throw line. 

Alexa Miller, A-L-A-H girls' basketball, 5-7 G, sophomore

Miller helped A-L-A-H get the season started off on the right foot with a convincing 52-18 non-conference win over Meridian. Miller led the team in points and steals with 15 and nine, respectively. The Knights were 1-0 prior to Monday's game against Shelbyville.  

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Mattoon girls basketball has a burgeoning star in Mallory Ramage — plus shooters and experience alongside her

Faith Niebrugge/Mallory Ramage, Mattoon girls' basketball, 5-4 G/F, 5-9 G, sophomores

Mattoon is 3-0 after the first week of the season and all of the games are in the Pana Thanksgiving Tournament. The Green Wave beat Okaw Valley 70-33, Christ Our Rock Lutheran 56-25 and Brownstown/St. Elmo 57-39. Ramage averaged a team-leading 21 points per game. She was 28-of-43 (.651) from the field, including making six of her 12 3-pointers. She was 3-of-5 from the free throw line and averaged five rebounds, 3.7 assists and 3.7 steals per game. Niebrugge averaged 10 points per game and was 10-of-18 (.556) from the field. She made 6-of-8 free throws and averaged 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game. 

Avery Still/Emily White, Sullivan girls' basketball, 5-10 senior/5-11 junior

Sullivan won the Maroa-Forsyth Tip-Off Classic going 3-0. The Lady Redskins beat Maroa 55-37, Argenta-Oreana 62-22 and Decatur LSA 74-18. Still averaged 12.7 points and a team-high 5.7 assists per game. She made all three of her 3-point attempts and was 16-of-30 (.533) from the field. She also averaged of 3.7 steals, 2.3 assists and 1.7 blocks per game. White averaged a team-high 16.3 points per game. She was 6-of-19 from beyond the 3-point line and averaged 5.3 rebounds per game. He also averaged 2.3 assists and 4.3 steals per game. She as 16-of-43 (.372) from the field. Both White and Still were on the six-member all-tournament team as well. 

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