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Damiya Hagemann named 2020-21 OFFICIAL Michigan High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year - OFFICIAL
Damiya Hagemann named 2020-21 MaxPreps Michigan High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in high school basketball. America's source for high school sports continues the tradition to close out the 2020-21 season by naming the top player in each state. Selections are based on team success and individual excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.

Damiya Hagemann of Edison Academy (Detroit) is the 2020-21 MaxPreps Michigan High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year. The 5-foot-7 senior guard led the Pioneers to a 10-0 record and the No. 5 ranking in the MaxPreps Top 25 before COVID canceled the team's season.

Hagemann averaged 17.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.7 steals a game, which are all impressive numbers, but her 9.9 assists per game is simply dazzling.

A Michigan State signee, Hagemann is regarded as the No. 23 prospect in the Class of 2021 by ESPN Hoopgurlz.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team, which will be announced April 20.
Damiya Hagemann in action during a March 13 contest against East Grand Rapids.
Photo by Jeff Robertson
Damiya Hagemann in action during a March 13 contest against East Grand Rapids.
High school basketball: Chet Holmgren named 2020-21 OFFICIAL National Player of the Year - OFFICIAL
High school basketball: Chet Holmgren named 2020-21 MaxPreps National Player of the Year
Chet Holmgren of Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis) is the 2020-21 MaxPreps National Player of the Year, joining a list of recent winners that includes R.J. Barrett (2018), Cade Cunningham (2020) and Ben Simmons (2015). The top-ranked prospect in the Class of 2021 left no doubt over the weekend after leading his team to the Class AAA state championship in Minnesota.

Holmgren averaged 20.8 points, 12.6 rebounds, 4.7 blocks and 4.5 assists per game, connecting on 80 percent of his attempts from the field. The versatile 7-footer finished his prep career with 1,567 points, 964 rebounds and 456 blocked shots while helping Minnehaha Academy compile a 128-15 record with four state titles during his time with the program.

Last season, Holmgren helped guide the Redhawks to their first MaxPreps Top 25 finish in program history. He was named a first team MaxPreps All-American after averaging 14.6 points, 10 rebounds, 4.9 blocks and 2.4 assists per contest.

A dominant shot blocker and exceptional ballhandler for his size, Holmgren put it all on display as a senior — particularly in Minnehaha Academy's state championship run.
Chet Holmgren is the first from Minnesota to be named MaxPreps National Player of the Year.
File photo by Josh Johnson
Chet Holmgren is the first from Minnesota to be named MaxPreps National Player of the Year.
In a 73-60 Section 4-AAA championship game victory over Totino-Grace, Holmgren finished with 24 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists and three blocked shots.

Holmgren followed with 21 points, nine rebounds and five swatted shots in the quarterfinals against Byron and 25 points and 16 rebounds in a 79-58 semifinal win over DeLaSalle.

In the final game of his high school career, this year's pick for MaxPreps National Player of the Year produced 18 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and two blocks as the Redhawks crushed Alexandria 80-29.

Minnehaha Academy finished the season 20-1 and was ranked No. 8 in the final MaxPreps Top 25 rankings.

Gonzaga is considered the leader to land Holmgren, though Georgetown, Memphis, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina and Ohio State remain in the mix.

Past MaxPreps National Players of the Year
2020 — Cade Cunningham, Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)
2019 — Sharife Cooper, McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.)
2018 — R.J. Barrett, Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)
2017 — Michael Porter Jr., Nathan Hale (Seattle)
2016 — Lonzo Ball, Chino Hills (Calif.)
2015 — Ben Simmons, Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)
2014 — Stanley Johnson, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
2013 — Jabari Parker, Simeon (Chicago)
2012 — Kyle Anderson, St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.)
2011 — Austin Rivers, Winter Park (Fla.)
2010 — Harrison Barnes, Ames (Iowa)
2009 — Derrick Favors, South Atlanta (Atlanta)
2008 — Brandon Jennings, Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
2007 — Kevin Love, Lake Oswego (Lake Oswego, Ore.)
2006 — Greg Oden, Lawrence North (Indianapolis)
High school basketball scoreboard: No. 5 DeMatha defeats No. 19 Paul VI 109-107 in overtime thriller - OFFICIAL
High school basketball scoreboard: No. 5 DeMatha defeats No. 19 Paul VI 109-107 in overtime thriller
The weekend's high school basketball slate was headlined by four games pitting MaxPreps Top 25 teams.

The rematch of Washington Catholic Athletic Conference powers between No. 5 DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) and No. 19 Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) went down to the wire Sunday afternoon as the Stags escaped with a 109-107 overtime victory behind 28 points from Connecticut pledge Jordan Hawkins. Paul VI senior Trevor Keels had 41 points and eight assists in the losing effort. DeMatha won the first go-around last weekend 89-77.

The Heartland Hoops Classic in Nebraska took center stage on Saturday night as No. 24 Millard North (Omaha, Neb.) upset No. 16 Oak Hill Academy (Mouth Of Wilson, Va.) 80-76 and No. 3 Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.) defeated No. 22 Bellevue West (Bellevue, Neb.) 75-68. No. 3 Sunrise Christian Academy also took down No. 16 Oak Hill Academy 67-56 at the event Friday night.

No. 8 Waxahachie (Texas) returned to the court for the first time since Jan. 26 on Friday night as the Indians routed DeSoto (Texas) 80-51 in their regular season finale.

No. 23 Orlando Christian Prep (Orlando, Fla.) is another team that made headlines on Friday, capturing the District 11 Class 2A championship after a a 55-31 victory over City of Life Christian Academy (Kissimmee, Fla.).

Thursday, Feb. 11

Sunday, Feb. 14

High school softball rankings: No. 1 Chino Hills in action as California action heats up in OFFICIAL Top 25 - OFFICIAL
High school softball rankings: No. 1 Chino Hills in action as California action heats up in MaxPreps Top 25
With spring officially upon us, action in the MaxPreps Top 25 high school softball rankings is heating up. A battle of nationally-ranked California teams helps kick off the season while No. 1 Chino Hills (Calif.) also takes the field this week.

No. 5 Norco (Calif.) and eighth-ranked Los Alamitos (Calif.) square off Tuesday in a game full of talent. Expect Stevie Hansen to be in the circle for the Cougars as the Oregon signee has struck out 178 batters in 101 innings of work. The Griffins, meanwhile, have one of the top lineups in the country with Sophia Nugent (Oklahoma) and Emma Sellers (South Carolina) among the SoCal power's returning big bats.

Fairhope (Ala.) is the lone newcomer to this week's rankings. The Pirates have won 15-straight as LSU commit Alea Johnson is 5-0 in the circle with a 0.24 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 29 innings pitched.
Stevie Hansen, Norco
File photo by Michael Pineda
Stevie Hansen, Norco
MaxPreps Top 25 high school softball rankings

1. Chino Hills (Calif.)
Record:
0-0 | Last week: 1
Season opens March 25.

2. Leander (Texas)
Record: 22-0 | Last week: 2
Junior Marley Neises has hit nine home runs for the undefeated Lions.

3. Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton, Fla.)
Record: 11-1 | Last week: 3
After off week, The Mustangs resume play on Thursday at home against Hardee.

4. Marist (Chicago)
Record:
0-0 | Last week: 3
Season opens April 17.

5. Norco (Calif.)
Record: 1-0 | Last week: 5
Stevie Hansen struck out 12 as the Cougars opened the season with an 8-0 win over Ramona.

6. Park Vista (Lake Worth, Fla.)
Record:
11-0 | Last week: 6
Junior Illiana Hernandez is batting .407 with three home runs for the Cobras.

7. Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville, Ala.)
Record: 18-1-1 | Last week: 7
The Huskies have a strong pitching rotation as four different pitchers have at least 15 innings of work.

8. Los Alamitos (Calif.)
Record: 2-0 | Last week: 8
The Griffins scored 12 runs in two games but face No. 5 Norco next.

9. Trenton (Fla.)
Record: 8-0 | Last week: 9
The Tigers have outscored opponents 67-13 in eight games.

10. Eastern Alamance (Mebane, N.C.)
Record:
0-0 | Last week: 7
Season opens March 23.

11. Crown Point (Ind.)
Record:
0-0 | Last week: 12
Season opens April 3.

12. Westlake (Westlake Village, Calif.)
Record: 1-0 | Last week: 13
UC Santa Barbara commit Daryn Siegel blasted two home runs in a 12-1 season-opening win.

13. Spring-Ford (Royersford, Pa.)
Record:
0-0 | Last week: 14
Season opens April 5.

14. Gahr (Cerritos, Calif.)
Record:
0-0 | Last week: 15
Season opens March 23.

15. Saugus (Calif.)
Record:
0-0 | Last week: 16
Season opens March 31.

16. Warren (San Antonio)
Record: 13-0 | Last week: 17
The Warriors have not allowed a run in the last seven games.

17. Barbers Hill (Mt. Belvieu, Texas)
Record: 20-2 | Last week: 18
The Eagles have rolled of 15-straight wins.

18. Sickles (Tampa, Fla.)
Record: 7-0 | Last week: 19
Junior Reese Wimberly is off to a hot start, batting .562 for the Gryphons.

19. Lake Creek (Montgomery, Texas)
Record: 17-0 | Last week: 20
Three pitchers, juniors Brenna Kelly, Emiley Kennedy and sophomore Ava Brown have a combined 0.58 ERA.

20. Bob Jones (Madison, Ala.)
Record: 10-1 | Last week: 21
Auburn commit Emmah Rolfe continues to show her dominance in the circle.

21. O'Connor (Phoenix)
Record: 1-1 | Last week: 11
The Eagles drop this week after a 4-3 loss to Basha.

22. Glen Allen (Va.)
Record:
0-0 | Last week: 22
Season opens April 13.

23. Crescenta Valley (La Crescenta, Calif.)
Record:
0-0 | Last week: 23
Season opens April 15.

24. Williamsburg (Ohio)
Record:
0-0 | Last week: 24
Season opens March 22.

25. Fairhope (Ala.)
Record:
16-1 | Last week: NR
The Prates have 16 home runs as a team. Five players have hit two or more long balls.

On the bubble: Santa Fe (Texas); Cooper City (Fla.); Central (Phenix City, Ala.); Barbe (Lake Charles, La.); Sheldon (Sacramento, Calif.)
High school football rankings: Mater Dei zooms to No. 1 in California OFFICIAL Top 25 after 49-point opening win - OFFICIAL
High school football rankings: Mater Dei zooms to No. 1 in California MaxPreps Top 25 after 49-point opening win
This isn't the first time a worthy squad has tried to upend the season-ending Southern California high school football celebration that is Mater Dei vs. St. John Bosco.

Over the last five seasons, as the Monarchs and Braves have ascended to the top of the national football food chain, several talented squads have met the Trinity League juggernauts head on, only to be soundly defeated.

In a COVID-19 shortened season where most California teams are playing four to six games, one of the biggest contests is Friday when second-ranked St. John Bosco takes on No. 3 Servite in what's the California Game of the Week.

Servite, behind dynamic 5-foot-11, 180-pound junior dual threat quarterback Noah Fifita (offers from Arizona and Cal), has outscored two opponents, 113-19.

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Fifita threw for almost 2,900 yards and 37 touchdowns as a sophomore when the Friars went 7-4. He nearly led Servite to an upset of the eventual national champs, dropping a 27-26 Trinity League thriller.

The Braves are loaded again, though they did lose current Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei to graduation and replaced him with two dynamic young arms in sophomore Pierce Clarkson and junior Katin Houser. Both have looked good in the early going, combining for 492 passing yards and six touchdowns with no interceptions in two wins.

Servite could spoil the season-ending contest between Bosco and Mater Dei, which opened its season last week with a 52-3 throttling of JSerra Catholic behind three touchdown passes from freshman quarterback Elijah Brown in his first varsity game.

There are plenty of other terrific matchups this weekend including No. 11 Oaks Christian at No. 7 Sierra Canyon, No. 8 Alemany at No. 10 Bishop Amat and No. 21 Edison at No. 9 Los Alamitos. In San Diego Section play, No. 23 St. Augustine travels to No. 17 Cathedral Catholic.
Noah Fifita, Servite quarterback
File photo by Jann Hendry
Noah Fifita, Servite quarterback
MaxPreps Top 25 California Football Rankings

Record: 1-0 | Last week: Beat JSerra Catholic, 52-3
Next game: Friday at Orange Lutheran

2. St. John Bosco (Bellflower)
Record: 2-0 | Last week: Beat Santa Margarita, 65-28
Next game: Friday vs. Servite

3. Servite (Anaheim)
Record: 2-0 | Last week: Beat Orange Lutheran, 69-13
Next game: Friday at St. John Bosco

4. Centennial (Corona)
Record: 1-0 | Last week: Beat King, 50-0
Next game: Thursday at Santiago

5. De La Salle (Concord)
Record: 2-0 | Last week: Beat Monte Vista (Danville), 63-27
Next game: Saturday vs. San Ramon Valley (Danville)

6. Mission Viejo
Record: 1-0 | Last week: Beat Oak Hills, 55-6
Next game: Saturday at Upland

7. Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth)
Record: 1-1 | Last week: Beat St. Bernard, 56-0
Next game: Friday vs. Oaks Christian

8. Alemany (Mission Hills)
Record: 1-0 | Last week: Beat Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks), 21-9
Next game: Friday at Bishop Amat

9. Los Alamitos
Record: 2-0 | Last week: Beat Corona del Mar, 52-28
Next game: Friday vs. Edison

10. Bishop Amat (La Puente)

Record: 1-0 | Last week: Beat Cathedral, 21-6
Next game: Friday vs. Bishop Alemany

11. Oaks Christian (Westlake Village)
Record:
2-0 | Last week: Beat Westlake, 30-16
Next game: Friday at Sierra Canyon

12. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach)
Record: 2-0 | Last week: Beat Lakewood, 41-0
Next game: Friday vs. Long Beach Wilson

13. Folsom
Record: 2-0 | Last week: Beat Granite Bay 35-25
Next game: Friday vs. Del Oro

14. Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita)

Record: 1-1 | Last week: Lost to St. John Bosco 65-28
Next game: Thursday vs. JSerra at Santa Ana Bowl

15. Loyola (Los Angeles)
Record: 0-0 | Last week: idle
Next game: Friday at St. Bernard

16. Serra (San Mateo)
Record: 1-0 | Last week: Beat Valley Christian (San Jose), 33-27
Next game: Saturday vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral

17. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego)

Record: 2-0 | Last week: Beat Steele Canyon, 49-0
Next game: Friday vs. St. Augustine

18. San Clemente

Record: 1-0 | Last week: Beat Capistrano Valley, 34-24
Next game: Friday vs. Aliso Niguel

19. Central (Fresno)
Record: 1-0 | Last week: Beat Clovis 35-31
Next game: Friday vs. Buchanan (Clovis)

20. Grace Brethren (Simi Valley)
Record: 0-0 | Last week: Idle
Next game: April 3 at Calabasas

21. Edison (Huntington Beach)
Record: 2-0 | Last week: Beat Newport Harbor, 47-14
Next game: Friday at Los Alamitos

22. Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley)
Record: 1-0 | Last week: Beat JW North, 41-0
Next game: Saturday at Heritage

23. St. Augustine (San Diego)

Record: 2-0 | Last week: Beat Madison, 24-7
Next game: Friday at Cathedral Catholic

24. Serra (Gardena)
Record: 1-1 | Last week: Beat Chaminade, 12-6 (OT)
Next game: Friday vs. Cathedral at El Camino College

25. Carlsbad

Record: 1-0 | Last week: Beat Torrey Pines, 42-0
Next game: Friday at San Marcos

MaxPreps National Football editor Zack Poff contributed to this report.