Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

By RICK PETERSON                                                                                                           


Topeka High junior boys basketball player Isaiah Lyons and Silver Lake junior girls basketball player Makenzie McDaniel have been selected by the Dan Key Farmers Insurance Agency as the Rising Stars of the Week.

The Dan Key Agency will recognize top Shawnee County underclassmen throughout the 2022-2023 school year.

Here’s a brief look at the accomplishments of Lyons and McDaniel last week:

IsaiahLyonsEmporia1Topeka High junior Isaiah Lyons had a total of 35 points with eight 3-pointers in two games last week. [File photo/TSN]


Lyons, a 5-foot-9 junior, scored 35 points with eight 3-pointers in two Topeka High losses last week.

Lyons scored 14 points with three 3-pointers in High's 88-40 loss to Blue Valley Northwest last Wednesday and scored 21 points with five 3s in the Trojans' 69-59 Centennial League loss to Emporia on Friday.

MakenzieMcDanielSLSilver Lake junior Makenzie McDaniel scored 34 points and grabbed 22 rebounds last week as the Eagles posted a pair of Mid-East League wins. [File photo/TSN]


McDaniel, a 6-1 junior, scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds last Tuesday as No. 2-ranked (Class 3A) handed No. 9-ranked Rossville its first loss of the season in the Eagles' 63-50 Mid-East League road victory.

Silver Lake added a 59-30 league win over Rock Creek on Friday to improve to 6-0 on the season as McDaniel contributed 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Silver Lake is now 7-0 after an 82-13 league win over Wabaunsee on Tuesday.