Theresa Melko helped make sure the Bridgeport Indians played up to their No. 5 preseason ranking.
The Indians are off to a 2-0 start with wins over Big 10 Conference's rivals Lewis County and Robert C. Byrd. In the two games, Melko scored 30 points and grabbed 20 rebounds.
For her efforts, Melko was selected as the BB&T Clarksburg Exponent and Telegram Athlete of the Week.
In a seasoning opening 39-22 win over Lewis County, the junior forward scored 11 points and grabbed 13 rebounds -- both game highs.
Friday night, Melko followed that with a 19-point, seven rebound game, which included an 8 of 10 shooting performance.
Melko will be honored at the end of the school year at the BB&T Athlete of the Year Banquet.
Other Girls Nominated:
n Bridgeport's Erica Rome scored seven points in a win over Lewis County and 19 points in a win over Robert C. Byrd. Against the Eagles, the senior point guard added six rebounds, eight steals and five assists.
n Liberty's Katy Orndorff and Lindsay Brown. Orndorff scored 16 points in a 50-42 win over Philip Barbour, while Brown followed with 15 points.
n South Harrison's Bobbi Jo Devericks scored 17 points in a season-opening 55-29 win over Lincoln and led the Hawks with 13 points in a loss to Philip Barbour.
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