WIBW and Azura Credit Union are proud to celebrate the achievements of local high school athletes with our weekly Athlete of the Week honors.
Azura Credit Union is proud to support these athletes who are committed to go above and beyond for their team. Azura Credit Union knows that by going above & beyond for their members today, that tomorrow they will continue to bring you innovative financial service, more resources and a more customized experience. Together they are building a better, brighter future for you and our community.
This week’s Azura Credit Union Athletes of the Week are Washburn Rural junior basketball player Joe Berry and Hayden senior basketball player Sophia Purcell.
Berry has been the leading scorer for a Junior Blues team that has won four straight games and is 7-1 heading into tournament play this week at Basehor. He scored a team-high 18 points in a Friday night victory over Topeka West and had 21 in an overtime triumph over Highland Park last Monday night. Berry is a two-year letterwinner who started last season for the 6A state runners-up and earned First Team All-City honors. We spoke to Joe about his experience and leadership on his team, how he feels on a breakaway dunk, his great influences in basketball, and more.
Purcell’s play is a big part of the reason the Lady Wildcats have been on fire of late, winning five of their last six games. She had a team-high 20 points last Friday night as Hayden handed Seaman their first loss of the season. Purcell is a four-year letterwinner and starter for the Lady Wildcats. We spoke to Sophia about her team’s improvement, being a senior, her favorite basketball memories, and more.