The re-run satisfied as much as the original in this case.
Enka boys basketball coach Brian Carver wanted to confirm what his eyes saw on Friday.
Rayshawn Little was 17-for-23 from the field and also corralled 11 rebounds in video that Carver said he double-checked, giving the junior guard a career-high 51 points in a 78-64 Mountain Athletic Conference road win at Reynolds.
Little is the Citizen-Times/Western North Carolina Basketball Player of the Week for the boys, while Erwin senior Mariah Reid is the girls winner.
Little is one of 10 juniors on the Jets’ roster and only missed a school record by four points. Taylor McCurry, a former Citizen-Times All-WNC Player of the Year, had 55 in an overtime loss to Tuscola in 2012.
For the season, Little is averaging a team-high 21.2 points per game for the Jets (10-5, 1-3) to go along with 5.8 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.3 assists a night.
Reid has signed with Gardner-Webb and showed her prowess as a scorer Saturday with 20 points in a 72-63 home victory over David Crockett (Tenn.), allowing the Warriors (15-1, 4-0) to become the first MAC team, boys or girls, to reach 15 wins.
Reid had 11 points in Tuesday’ 64-48 road win at McDowell. The Warriors are the top-ranked team in the latest MaxPreps rankings for NCHSAA 3-A basketball.
Honorable mention for this week’s boys award goes to Cherokee’s Dustin Johnson, Carolina Day’s Tyson Byers, North Buncombe’s Daniel Burchette, Erwin’s Brennan Howard and Asheville High’s Jalaan McPhail who also received votes from Citizen-Times readers.
Madison’s Baylea Loven, Pisgah’s Brooklyn Allen, North Buncombe’s Jackie Rigsby, Reynolds’ Dallas Warren and Erwin’s Kendra Griffin were also nominated for the girls award.
WNC BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
WEEK 1: Kendall Toineeta (Cherokee) and Damon Scott (Asheville).
WEEK 2: Haylie Shope (Hiwassee Dam) and Brennan Hockaday (North Buncombe).
WEEK 3: Brookyln Allen (Pisgah) and Alic Wynn (Erwin).
WEEK 4: Mariah Reid (Erwin) and Rayshawn Little (Enka).