HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for Nov. 28-Dec. 4
Each week, our HomeTeam staffers nominate male and female Hot Shot athletes from each of the counties we cover. Then we turn the voting over to readers. These nominations span Saturday, Nov. 28 through Friday, Dec. 4. Read up on all of our nominees then vote until noon Monday.
Aryka Gamble, basketball, Northeast: The sophomore scored a combined 50 points in three games against Largo, East Lake and Dixie Hollins. She scored 20 of the 44 points scored in Thursday’s win over Dixie Hollins. She also had 21 steals and 18 assists in those three games.
Julia Ingram, basketball, Palm Harbor University: The junior scored 35 points against Lakeland Kathleen in a 60-43 win in the final of the Bartow Thanksgiving tournament. She was the only PHU player in double figures (13 points) in a loss to Seffner Christian and she scored 16 in a win over Pinellas Park.
Trakyra Kidd, basketball, Wiregrass Ranch: The senior scored 27 points in a 47-35 win over Plant. She added six steals to help the Bulls improve to 6-1.
Lindsey McWhorter, basketball, Anclote: The sophomore guard scored 60 total points in victories against River Ridge, Pasco and Hudson. She’s averaging 19.1 points and 4.1 steals per game.
Alyssa Nieves, basketball, Brooks DeBartolo: The junior guard led the Phoenix with 24 points, including six 3-pointers, in a 55-42 district victory against Tampa Catholic. The six shots from long range were a career high for the former Armwood player.
Julia Lester, soccer, Holy Names: Lester scored two goals in a 3-0 win over previously unbeaten Land O’Lakes, which advanced to the Class 3A state final a year ago. The first goal was a header in the 14th minute and the second came in the 54th minute to make it 3-0.
Erin Collins, football, Armwood: The junior running back scored three touchdowns in the first half of Armwood’s 53-19 state semifinal victory against Cantonment Tate. He also accounted for 68 yards rushing and 77 yards receiving against the Aggies.
Josiah Crawford, basketball, Wharton: The senior forward scored 12 points, the biggest coming on a free throw in the final seconds to lift the Wildcats in a 42-41 win over previously undefeated Sickles in a big district game.
Kevin Harris, soccer, Clearwater Central Catholic: The senior scored a combined five goals in wins over Lakeland Christian and Tampa Catholic to help the Marauders climb above .500 this season.
Maurice Lewis, soccer, Wiregrass Ranch: The senior’s second goal of the season came against Mitchell in the 47th minute for what turned out to be the winner in a 2-1 victory.
Kaine McColley, basketball, Nature Coast: The junior scored a game-high 27 points to go along with 12 rebounds and four steals in a 76-41 win over rival Central to remain unbeaten.
David Pierce, basketball, Gibbs: The sophomore came back from a suspension and scored 17 points, including the free throw that forced overtime, against rival Lakewood. The Gladiators eventually won 50-48 to remain unbeaten.
Voting is now closed.