Congratulations to our Hardware Hank “Nuts & Bolts” Athletes of the Week: Drew Thompson, senior, Hawley boys' basketball and McKenzie Holgate, junior, New Prague girls' basketball.
Name: Drew Thompson
Sport: Boys' basketball
Information: Drew notched 15 points, 15 rebounds, and 12 assists, that's what we call a triple-double, last week in a win over Pelican Rapids. The young Nuggets (playing six sophomores) won back-to-back road games to finish out the week. Thompson averaged 16 points, 11.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists, six deflections, and two steals in the victories.
Name: McKenzie Holgate
Sport: Girls' basketball
School: New Prague
Information: McKenzie was off the hook, playing off the bench last week in a pair of wins. She tallied 16 points against Chaska, then scored a career-best 29 points (20 before halftime) and finished a perfect 12-for-12 from the line against Waconia.