Athletes Of The Wekk

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

January 17, 2007

Boys

Jake Bohn

Mount St. Joseph, wrestling

The 189-pound All-Metro senior pinned his 17th, 18th and 19th opponents to reach the title bout of last weekend's 27-team Mount Mat Madness Invitational at Goucher College. There, Bohn's reversal and two nearfall points in the last four seconds earned a 9-6 victory over Pennsylvania state runner-up Zac Bennett (17-1) of Westmont Hilltop, who is ranked No. 1 in his state at 189. The win was the 127th in the career of Bohn, a returning National Preps tournament runner-up with a 30-4 record who joined former teammate Mack Lewnes, a four-time All-Metro selection and two-time Wrestler of the Year, as the Mount Mat Madness' only three-time champions. To win last year's event, Bohn defeated Hammond 2A-1A state champion Steve Sessa and went on to win his second straight Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association and Maryland Independent Schools titles after having been a runner-up in each as a freshman. Bohn earned All-Baltimore City honors as a football running back-linebacker.

Others considered --Vince Taweel, Hammond, wrestling; Malcolm Delaney, Towson Catholic, basketball; John Von Paris, John Carroll, wrestling.

Girls

Asya Bussie

Seton Keough, basketball

The 6-foot-3 sophomore center scored 61 points and grabbed 55 rebounds last week in leading the No. 3 Gators to a 3-1 week, marred only by a 44-42 loss to No. 1 St. Frances. Against the Panthers, Bussie had 10 points and 10 rebounds. She also had 19 points and 18 rebounds in a dominating effort during a 54-50 win over No. 5 McDonogh. Bussie had 18 points and nine rebounds in a 43-31 win over Notre Dame Prep and 14 points and 18 rebounds in a 60-40 win over Mount de Sales. She averages 15.5 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for the Gators, who reached the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference final a year ago. Last summer, Bussie played for the Maryland Magic team that finished tied for ninth at the national Amateur Athletic Union 15-and-under national championships.

Others considered --Tyra Breaux, New Town, basketball; Allie Emala, Bryn Mawr, basketball; Jasmine Jarrett, Mount Hebron, basketball.

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