DARKE COUNTY – Early in the 2012-13 winter sports season, several Darke County athletes are playing very well.
Among the athletes off to a strong start to the season are this week’s Daily Advocate athletes of the week.
This week’s Daily Advocate athletes of the week are Greenville girls basketball player Megan Galloway and Mississinawa Valley boys basketball player Dane Blumenstock.
Galloway leads all Darke County girls basketball players with 18.3 points per game and 10.8 rebounds per game thus far this season. She is second in the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division in both categories and is among the top five in the GWOC
Galloway also is among the best in the county and conference with 2.5 assists per game, 4.5 steals per game and 1.8 blocks per game. The Lady Wave senior has made 47.4 percent of her shots and 70.4 percent of her free throws.
Galloway scored a team-high 25 points Wednesday as Greenville beat Northmont in a GWOC crossover game.
The 6-foot 2-inch Galloway, who led the GWOC North in rebounding as a junior, signed her national letter of intent in the fall to play college basketball for the University of Detroit Mercy beginning next year.
“Only being around, not even half a year with her, you know, watching her work ethic I can tell how she was able to sign with a D I school,” first-year Greenville girls basketball coach Kyle Vanover said when Galloway signed with Detroit Mercy.
Blumenstock had a strong game against Franklin Monroe Tuesday, scoring 20 points while also having seven rebounds, six steals and two assists.
For the season the Blackhawk is averaging 18 points, six rebounds and three steals a game. He also is a 78 percent free throw shooter. His 18 points a game are among the best in Darke County.