MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
■ Who: Cory Saucillo, Guard
■ School: Idalou
■ Class: Senior
■ Last week: Saucillo had a solid week highlighted by consistency over a three-game stretch at the Abernathy Shootout over the weekend. He averaged 17.6 points per game in wins over Ropes (won 83-27), Shallowater (won 55-36) and Abernathy (won 74-64) in leading the Wildcats to the tournament title. He had a pair of 18-point games, including in the title game over the Antelopes. This performance came on the heels of a 12-point outing in a 63-55 loss to Trinity Christian.
■ On the season: Saucillo, who got a call-up to varsity late last season during the Wildcats’ third straight run to the state tournament, has been a solid scoring threat on a team that had to do quite a bit of rebuilding during the offseason. His play at guard has been crucial to the Wildcats getting off to a 7-3 start and a No. 11 ranking in the latest Texas Association of Basketball Coaches poll.
■ Up next: The Wildcats host rival Shallowater today at 8 p.m. at the Idalou Gym.
Compiled by George Watson