By Robert Wilson
Hillcrest Christian’s Mylani Galbreath transferred from Murrah High this fall and has become one of the top scorers in the MAIS this season.
The 5-foot-9 junior guard continued her scoring last week when she averaged 24.5 points and shot 75 percent from the field in two games.
For her outstanding play, Galbreath has been named the Performance Therapy/Mississippi Scoreboard Metro Jackson Girls Basketball Player of the Week.
Galbreath tied her career high with 26 points in a 71-51 loss to Leake Academy, one of the top contenders for the MAIS Overall Tournament championship this season. She made 10 of 15 shots from the field and 6 of 7 shots from the free throw line and had 2 rebounds, 2 blocked shots and 1 steal. Galbreath scored 23 points in a 47-34 victory over Winona Christian. She made 11 of 17 shots from the field with 5 steals, 4 rebounds and 2 assists.
Galbreath is averaging 20.2 points (63 percent from the field) with 3.8 rebounds, 2.9 steals, 2.2 assists and 1.3 blocked shots for 8-3 Hillcrest going into this week. She has averaged 25 points in her last three games, scoring 26 points against Jackson Prep the week before, going into this week.
“Mylani has been amazing for us so far this year on both ends of the court,” Hillcrest coach Renaldo Dixon said. “She was an unexpected addition to our team just as the season was starting. Her skill set and elite athleticism fit in perfectly with our veteran team. She leads us in scoring, blocked shots and second in steals. She’s still learning the system going from being more of a post player last year to running the one or two for us. She’s been well coached with her playing for Coach Eddie Young and Bobcats on the AAU circuit during the summer. She’s definitely added a needed dimension to our team with her ability to attack the basket creating shots for herself and her teammates. She’s been just as good if not better on the defensive end. She’s 5-9, quick and fast enough to stay in front of guards and tough enough to guard post players when needed. Her jumping ability is where she can touch the rim and shot blocking instincts are incredible. She’s a very talented and gifted young lady who has helped teak our team to another level.”
Galbreath averaged 14.6 points (68 percent from the field) with 2.5 rebounds and 1.1 steals last season for 22-10 Murrahand was named to the Priority One Bank/Mississippi Scoreboard All Metro Jackson fourth team as a sophomore last season. She scored a career high 26 points against Northwest Rankin.
Coaches please contact Robert Wilson by text or call at 6015062276 or email at [email protected] with your nominations by 3 p.m. Sunday.