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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • Jan 19-25

Decker Scheffler

Sr., Springfield, G

• Scheffler scored 25 points as the Tigers defeated Westbrook/Walnut Grove last Monday. He is averaging 27 points and 10.6 rebounds per game and is just 43 points from 2,000 for his career.

• In Tuesday’s 89-82 victory over Redwood Valley, Scheffler continued his hot hand with a 28-point effort against the Cardinals.

• He had 26 points and seven rebounds in a 71-64 loss to New Ulm Cathedral on Saturday night. It was Springfield’s first loss in 13 games.

“Decker has been the heart and soul of our team this year and has really responded to the added pressure of being the go-to guy for us,” Springfield coach Lance Larson said. “He has been leading us in scoring and rebounding and we will look for his leadership to take us deep into the playoffs.”

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