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Athlete of the Week Basketball Cross Country Long Beach State Millikan St. Anthony’s Athletes of the Week

The562’s Athletes of the Week is sponsored by the Long Beach Century Club.

Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week and thanks to the Long Beach Century Club and Naples Rib Company for their support.


Ryann Bennett, St. Anthony Basketball

St. Anthony senior Ryann Bennett led the Saints to a 3-1 start to the season last year, as she averaged a team-high 18.3 points per game, along with 5 rebounds, 4 steals, and 2 assists per game as well.

Quincy Phillips, St. Anthony Basketball

St. Anthony got off to a nice start to the season with a big win over Long Beach Poly last week, led by senior guard Quincy Phillips, who had an efficient 30-point performance in the win over the Jackrabbits.

Jason Parra, Millikan Cross Country

Millikan senior Jason Parra made history last weekend, winning an individual CIF-SS Division 1 cross country title with a time of 13:57 at Mt. SAC, the fastest time ever by a CIF-SS champion. Parra is the first-ever Rams individual cross country CIF-SS champion.


Marcus Tsohonis, Long Beach State Basketball

Tsohonis scored 35 points on 12-of-19 shooting as Long Beach State went into Ann Arbor and defeated Michigan, 94-86. In addition to his scoring totals, Tsohonis had a career-high 7 rebounds and made three assists and two steals against the Wolverines.

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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.