Athlete of the Week: Bryan Station's Boone
Bryan Station's Eric "Boss" Boone is the Fox 56 High School Sports Extra Athlete of the Week presented by CTE, the College for Technical Education. Boone scored 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to go with 4 assists and 4 steals in a 68-62 win over Madison Central on Thursday, Jan. 4.
The Defenders senior was 10-19 shooting and a perfect 9-9 from the free throw line.
Bryan Station trailed 44-43 after three quarters. Just 11 seconds into the fourth period, Boone gave the Defenders the lead for good. He scored his team's first 7 points of the final period.
After an Isaiah Cozart dunk cut Station's lead to 64-60 with 18 seconds left, Boone sunk a pair of clutch free throws to push the lead out to 6.
The Defenders improved to 14-1 with the win and 9-0 vs. 11th Region foes. Bryan Station is unbeaten against in-state competition this season. Its only loss came Dec. 28 to Rocky River, NC in Lexington Catholic's Traditional Bank Holiday Classic Tournament.