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A1 Key Performers January 18th, 2021

by Rick Peterson
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LEVI BRAUN, Washburn University

Braun, a 6-foot-4 redshirt freshman, turned in the biggest week of his Washburn career, scoring 34 points in two wins while canning 11 of 15 3-pointers. Braun had 19 points and 6 3s against Missouri Southern and 15 points on 5 3s against Pittsburg State.

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AUSTIN FAGER, Washburn Rural

Fager, a junior 170-pounder, captured his third straight Centennial League wrestling title Saturday at Hayden to improve to 21-3 on the season as Washburn Rural won its second straight league team championship by a 230-159 margin over Manhattan.

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BISHOP MURRAY, Washburn Rural

A senior two-time state champion, Murray won the 120-pound Centennial League wrestling title Saturday at Hayden, improving to 19-1 on the season. Murray won his third straight league title, helping the Junior Blues win their second straight league team crown.

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A junior 115-pounder, Murray went 3-0 on the day to become Seaman's first-ever Centennial League girls wrestling champion Friday at Seaman and was later named the outstanding wrestler in the Centennial League tournament.

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CJ POWELL, Highland Park

Powell, a 6-foot-7 senior, scored a season-high 26 points as 3-3 Highland Park handed Topeka West its first loss of the season, with the Scots taking a 57-54 overtime Centennial League decision over the Chargers at Highland Park.

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Tidwell was impressive in his high school bowling debut, with the Topeka West freshman taking boys individual honors with a 735 three-game series in last Tuesday's Hayden quadrangular at Gage Bowl.