Celeste Jimenez Athlete of the Week
Celeste Jimenez had a big week for the Tatum girls’ basketball team last week as the senior scored 36 points in a pair of wins. Tatum started the week with a win over Dora on Tuesday and then dominated in a win over Gateway Christian on Friday.
Jimenez’s 36 points nearly matched Dora and Gateway Christian’s combined scoring (38) all by herself.
In Tuesday’s game, Jimenez helped the Lady Coyotes rally back from a 15-4 deficit at the end of the first quarter to beat Dora 50-29. After falling behind, Tatum owned the next three quarters. The senior and the Lady Coyotes outscored Dora 46-25. She tied for the team-lead with 16 points.
On Friday, Jimenez scored more than twice as many points as Gateway Christian did as a team. Jimenez poured in 20 points by herself while the Roswell-based school finished with nine points as a team.