An injury to its best post player and a backcourt struggling with its outside shot, the Old Forge basketball team needed someone to step up if they wanted to escape Valley View with a victory. Senior forward Connor Fultz put his best foot forward.
Fultz scored eight points and grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds to pace the Blue Devils to a 31-26 win in the Cougars Den.
For his effort, Connor has been named The Sunday Dispatch Old Forge Athlete of the Week for the week Jan. 10-16.
Fultz scored a basket in every quarter but it was his rebounding late in the game that solidified the victory for the Blue Devils.
Posters of Connor can be seen at Revello’s Pizza in Old Forge, and Smart Designs and Graphics in Wyoming, sponsors of the Old Forge Athlete of the Week.