Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Southern California High School Athlete of the Week February 14-20, nominated by SBLive fans, readers and staff. Read the nominees and vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will close on Sunday at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced on Monday, February 28. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email [email protected] Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveca.
THIS WEEK’S SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
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Samantha Maldonado, San Fernando Women’s Basketball: Maldonado had 16 points and 21 rebounds in Wednesday’s win over Sun Valley Poly.
Citlali Salazar, Crenshaw Women’s Basketball: Salazar had 29 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals against Legacy.
Sophie Marriner, Laguna Beach Women’s Basketball: Marriner filled the stat sheet with 14 points, 17 rebounds, five steals and four assists.
Ryann Riddle, La Salle Women’s Basketball: Riddle had 14 points, 17 rebounds and two blocks against Twentynine Palms on Wednesday.
Emma Dudley, Brentwood School Girls’ Basketball: Dudley had 16 points and ten steals in Wednesday’s win over Mary Star of the Sea.
Katherine Csiszar, Louisville Women’s Basketball: Csiszar had 12 points, 19 rebounds and four blocks to help the Royals past Redlands East Valley in the D3-A playoffs.
Blessing McBride, Knight Women’s Basketball: McBride had 29 points, 13 rebounds and four assists in a loss to San Bernardino.
Lauren Pagtakhan, Heritage Women’s Basketball: Pagtakhan had 29 points, making five of eight three-pointers, in a win over Bishop Diego.
Kristan Yumul, Oxnard Women’s Basketball: Yumul had 21 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals in Wednesday’s win over Westlake.
David Groner, Trabut V’ Torah Boys Basketball: Groner had 23 points to help the Lions beat Hillcrest Christian by 15 points on Tuesday.
Tyler Howard, Canyon Boys Basketball: Howard had a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds in a playoff win over Riverside King.
Jason Robinson, Riverside Prep Boys Basketball: Robinson had 21 points, 11 rebounds and four steals in Friday’s win over Temecula Prep.
Tyler Williams, Bishop Diego Boys Basketball: Williams had 27 points and eight rebounds in Friday’s D3-A playoff win over Bell Gardens.
Jaeden Robley, University City Men’s Basketball: Robley had 19 points, 14 rebounds and four assists to help the Centurions defeat the Olympian in the Division 2 qualifier last week.
Mekhi Sidney, Mount Miguel Men’s Basketball: Sidney had 23 points to help the Matadors knock out O’Farrell Charter in the playoffs last week.
Marley Gonzalez, Escondido Charter Boys Basketball: Gonzalez had 15 points, 22 rebounds and nine steals in a first-round win over Clairemont.
JJ Bartelloni, Torrey Pines Boys Basketball: Bartelloni finished with 27 points and knocked down seven three-pointers to help the Falcons beat Cathedral Catholic on Saturday night.
Camden McCormick, Francis Parker boys basketball: McCormick had 29 points and 14 rebounds to help the Lancers hold El Camino in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
Jaden Matusalem, Mount Carmel Boys Basketball: Matusalem had 39 points to help push the Sundevils past Patrick Henry on Saturday night.
Chase Newman, Ramona Boys Basketball: Newman had 34 points and 12 rebounds in last week’s dominating win over Central.
Camrien Hunt, Steele Canyon Men’s Basketball: Hunt had 28 points and 12 rebounds, making nine of 10 free throws, to help the Cougars beat Point Loma last week.