Athlete of the Week Basketball Long Beach Poly Millikan Soccer St. Anthony Water Polo Wilson Wrestling’s Athletes of the Week

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Peyton Watson, Long Beach Poly Basketball

Peyton Watson helped Long Beach Poly into the second round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs, dropping 25 points against Crossroads and then scoring 29 at Riverside Poly in what ended up being a season-ending loss for the Jackrabbits.

Santos Salas, Millikan Wrestling

Millikan junior Santos Salas won a CIF-SS Central Division championship in the heavyweight division on Saturday. Santos received a bye in the first round and then pinned his next four opponents to claim the individual CIF-SS title.

Samiya Terry, Wilson Basketball

Wilson’s Samiya Terry had a career night in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 3A playoffs, leading Wison to a blowout win while putting up 30 points in the best game of her career. Terry, who was also a standout volleyball player at Wilson, is signed to Cal State Monterey Bay.

Nala Williams, Long Beach Poly Basketball

Long Beach Poly sophomore Nala Williams looked like a senior star for the Jackrabbits in an Open Division win over Rosary last weekend. Williams came off the bench to drop 20 points in a comfortable win for the Jackrabbits.

Taylor Griffiths, St. Anthony Soccer

The St. Anthony boys’ soccer team made a school-history run to the quarterfinals, thanks in large part to Taylor Griffiths, who scored a goal in all of the Saints’ playoff games to help them make history.

Mason Igawa, Millikan Soccer

Mason Igawa scored the only goal for Millikan in a first-round CIF Southern Section Division 1 win over Downey last week. Igawa’s goal came with just five minutes remaining in the game and helped the Rams into a second-round contest with Santa Ana.

Morgan King, Long Beach Poly Soccer

Long Beach Poly senior and Northern Colorado signee Morgan King had a pair of great performances in the Jackrabbits’ two playoff victories. King had the free kick to set up the game’s winning goal against Fountain Valley and calmly buried a free kick in a 1-0 win over Los Osos in the second round.

Jennine Osorio, Millikan Water Polo

Millikan’s Jennine Osorio had a big hand in the Rams’ run to the CIF-SS quarterfinals, scoring four goals in each of the Rams’ first two games. That included a pair of goals in overtime to seal a second-round victory.


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.