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Winston came up with a monster week. Following a 35-point, 10-rebound, four-assist performance in a win over San Fernando with a sterling 40-point performance to go with five rebounds in a victory at Canoga Park.
Aguilar, the fourth-ranked wrestler in the state at 220 pounds, was a big part of Sultana winning the Raul Huerta Tournament Saturday. He and teammate Joey Griego (170) won individual titles and Aguilar was named upper-weight MVP after he recorded five pins and one technical fall during the tournament.
The 6-foot-2 point guard helped the Bearcats to a 2-1 record last week with the two wins coming in the Palomares League. In three games, he tallied 66 points, 13 steals, 19 rebounds and eight assists. Quintana had 27 points and nine rebounds in a 79-66 win over South Hills and managed 26 points despite being in foul trouble in a 60-57 nonleague loss to Colony on Saturday. He has signed with NCAA Division I Loyola Marymount.
He scored 84 points over three games, all Cougars victories. Baker, a 6-foot-3 junior guard, scored 35 points against Dos Pueblos of Goleta, 31 points against San Juan Hills and 18 against Mission Viejo. He is averaging 23 points, eight rebounds and three assists a game, with a field-goal percentage of 63. The Cougars are in first place in the Sea View League.
Clemons has a big week for the Cougars, scoring 28 points Wednesday in a win over West Valley and following up with 20 points and 11 rebounds Friday in a victory over Citrus Hill. The Cougars won both games and improved to 18-2 overall, and 3-1 in the Mountain Pass League.
Schaefer, a defender, scored three goals over the week, finding the back of the net twice in the Blackhawks’ win over Eisenhower on Thursday and scoring the team’s only goal in Saturday’s tie against Redlands.
In a 70-65 loss to Mayfair last Wednesday, Shemar Morrow had 36 points and 14 rebounds for the Matadores (16-4, 4-1). Morrow was a key reason why La Mirada held the lead for most of the game despite being shorthanded in their Suburban League matchup.
McCullough scorched the nets last week with one of the best outside shooting displays of the season. He hit 24 3-pointers total for the week as Damien won all four games it played. Against Los Osos, McCullough drained nine 3-pointers. He followed that performance a few days later with eight 3-pointers in a win over Rancho Cucamongo. McCullough finished in double figures in all four games last week as Damien held sway as the area’s top-ranked team.
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