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Foothill Basketball: Time To Shine

Buckle Up Because League Play Is About To Take Flight

High school basketball has been underrated in the SCV.  Of all the high school team sports, basketball pays dividends the quickest.  We wait patiently for our All-Americans in football and baseball to pay their dues in the college game and the minors, respectively, a la Jamie Shields and Kyle Boller.  Granted,  SCV basketball hasn’t produced historically, but as the NBA gets younger and younger, watching a high school game could pay off in one day saying, “I saw that kid play in high school!”

While we were all hosting holiday feasts and sharing in yule tidings, the players have been streaking the hardwood in the first half of the season.  So with our bellies filled with food and our attention no longer on party guests,  it’s the perfect time to get into SCV basketball with league play just around the corner. 

Last year Hart won the league but at this point in the season every team has an opportunity and the talent to hold the title this year.  Here’s an effort to get you updated on the SCV basketball picture

 

 

  W-L-T Pct. STRK
Saugus 12-2-0 .857 2 W
Hart 14-3-0 .824 6 W
West Ranch 11-4-0 .733 6 W
Golden Valley 9-4-0 .692 1 W
Valencia 9-4-0 .692 1 W
Canyon 9-5-0 .643 2 L

 

 

This season is a result of anticipation as the junior stars of last year returned for their final season.  In fact, last year a junior led every statistical category except rebounds.  Here are some of the individual stats to date to whet the palate of your hoop dreams. 

 

 

Name School Position Year Height PPG RPG APG SPG BPG
Diorio Cameron Saugus C SR 6-4 14.9 3.1 2.0 0.5 1.1
Weber Mitch Saugus G/F SR 6-2 11.6 7.1 3.8 1.5 0.4
Mike Montgomery Hart F SR 6-5 20.0x 7.9y 1.8 1.6 2.4y
Levi Wenrich Hart G/F SR 5-11 12.2 4.4 5.0 1.8 0.1
Maverick Ahanmisi Golden Valley G  JR 6-0 16.9 4.4 2.2 2.0 0.1
Trevor Wiseman Golden Valley G  SOPH 6-5 11.2 5.6 6.5 1.0 1.0
Stephen Lopez Golden Valley C/F SR 6-5 10.0 8.6 0.6 0.6 1.6
Brandon Thrush Valencia N/A SR 6-1 12.2 1.8 1.8 1.2 0.2
John Otavka Valencia N/A SR 5-10 11.5 1.4 1.7 2.4x 0.2
Terrez Scott Valencia N/A SR 6-1 7.5 3.6 5.2 1.2 0.2
Jim Baughman Valencia N/A SR 6-6 7.0 7.2 2.9 1.4 3.4x
Cody Anderson Canyon C SR 6-9 17.5 2.0 1.8 1.0 1.7
Mark Lewis Canyon G SR 5-10 19.6 10.0 6.0x 3.8

0.5 

x- League Leader 06-07 season

y- League Runner-up 06-07 season

*Information for the West Ranch Wildcats was not available. 

 

Be sure to tune in to KHTS AM 1220, your hometown station every Tuesday and Friday at 6 pm for your local foothill league matchups, beginning Jan. 8th when Valencia takes on Saugus.