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Red Rebel senior’s late heroics land Sun Herald honor

Harrison Central's Dajon Whitworth pushes towards the basket while guarded by Pascagoula's Micah O'Guin, left, and Jonas Burley during the Adidas Holiday Classic final on Friday at Gulfport High.
Harrison Central's Dajon Whitworth pushes towards the basket while guarded by Pascagoula's Micah O'Guin, left, and Jonas Burley during the Adidas Holiday Classic final on Friday at Gulfport High. amccoy@sunherald.com file

Harrison Central guard Dajon Whitworth is the Sun Herald’s boys player of the week.

The senior averaged 22 points a game in three contests, helping lead Harrison Central to the Adidas Hardwood Holiday Classic title last week at Bert Jenkins Gymnasium.

Here’s what Whitworth did last week:

▪ Scored 23 points, including the game-winning basket with eight seconds left in a 70-69 win over Pascagoula in the Tournament finals on Friday. He had 14 fourth quarter points.

▪ Scored 20 points in a 55-52 win over Gulfport in the tournament semifinals on Thursday.

▪ Scored 23 points in a 72-68 victory over Oak Grove in the tournament opener on Wednesday.

Harrison Central plays host to Hancock on Tuesday night in the Region 8-6A opener.

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