ATHLETE OF THE WEEK (Jan. 31-Feb. 5): Kristen Williams

Eisenhower junior Kristen Williams has had an up-and-down year, including injuries, but she scored points in bunches this past week to help the Lady Knights avoid playoff elimination in District 10 Class A. She had 17 of her team’s 25 points in a 38-35 loss against Strong Vincent in a non-region game, but it was a win over Youngsville – isn’t it always? – that mattered most. After a 21-point loss earlier this season, Williams, a junior, scored 18 points in a 46-36 turnaround win over the Eagles. With seven 3-pointers in two games, including four 3-pointers in four straight possessions against Strong Vincent, Williams is the Times Observer Female Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Little Caesars.