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The562.org’s Athletes of the Week

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HIGH SCHOOL

Kristin Berry, Wilson Soccer

Wilson senior captain Kristin Berry has brought the Bruins to the cusp of a Moore League championship. Berry scored a goal in the third minute against Millikan to help the Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the defending league champions. 

Rob Diaz, Millikan Basketball

Millikan sophomore Rob Diaz played hero for the Rams last week, with a buzzer-beater against Compton to give Millikan a 57-56 victory that keeps them in second place and in the Moore League title hunt behind Long Beach Poly. Diaz had a game-high 23 points in the game.

Steven Larios, Jordan Soccer

Jordan stayed in the playoff hunt with a critical win over defending league champion Wilson last week. It was thanks to goalie Steven Larios, who saved a Bruins PK in the first half; the Panthers would win on a PK of their own in the second half.

COLLEGE

Colin Slater, Long Beach State Basketball

Junior Colin Slater led Long Beach State with 19 points and added three assists with no turnovers in 35 minutes as Men’s Basketball dropped UC Irvine in the Black and Blue Rivalry.

Mike Guardabascio
Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.
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