By Robert Wilson
Madison Booker gets the majority of the headlines on the Germantown girls basketball team and she has earned them as one of the top sophomores in the country, but there’s another talented player on the Lady Mavs.
She is 6-foot freshman forward Alana Rouser. And in fact, Rouser outscored and outrebounded Booker last week.
Rouser averaged 18 points, 13 rebounds and 3 blocked shots in two victories in the MHSAA Class 6A playoffs.
For her outstanding performances, Rouser has been named the Performance Therapy/Mississippi Scoreboard Metro Jackson Girls Basketball Player of the Week.
Rouser had 21 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocked shots in a 69-55 victory over Tupelo Friday night in the quarterfinals and she had 15 points and 12 rebounds in a 50-39 victory over Clinton Wednesday night in the second round.
Rouser is averaging 12.9 points, 10.7 rebounds, 2.3 blocked shots and 1.3 steals for 13-3 Germantown, which plays Harrison Central Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the 6A state semifinals at the Mississippi Coliseum.
“Alana played like a beast for us against Clinton and Tupelo,” Germantown coach Jamie Glasgow said. “She is a hard player to guard. Alana can score inside and take you off the dribble from the outside. She is a relentless rebounder and plays hard every possession.”
Jackson State and Louisiana-Monroe have offered Rouser.
Rouser averaged 9.2 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 0.9 blocked shots last season as an eighth grader for 25-6 Germantown.