Screenshot 2024 02 19 At 12.45.55 Pm
Athlete of the Week Basketball Lakewood Long Beach Poly Soccer 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.


Kadence Lloyd, St. Anthony Basketball

St. Anthony junior Kadence Lloyd had a double-double 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Saints in their semifinal win.

Nyemah King, Lakewood Basketball

Nyeman King continues to be the city’s top scorer, putting up 28 points in both of Lakewood’s CIF-SS quarterfinal and semifinals games last week to earn a trip to their first-ever CIF-SS championship game. 

Jovani Ruff, Long Beach Poly Basketball

Jovani Ruff had 24 points including a game-winning 3-pointer against Corona del Mar to put the Jackrabbits back in the CIF-SS championship.

Jojo Wicker, St. Anthony Basketball

Jojo Wicker led the way for the Saints with 16 points in their semifinals win, which puts them in their first CIF-SS title game since 2000.

Michael Gutierrez, Lakewood Soccer

Lakewood sophomore Michael Gutierrez scored the only goal of the semifinal in a 1-0 win for Lakewood; it’s Gutierrez’s fifth of the postseason.


Sydney Woodley, Long Beach State Basketball

Sydney Woodley set a new career-high with 21 points to lead Long Beach State to a win over CSUN on Saturday. In addition to her 20-plus point performance, Woodley added seven rebounds, six steals, and two assists in the contest. 

Monthly Subscribers to The562

By The562 Network Inc

Subscribe to the562 on GiveButter to make a recurring donation and keep Long Beach sports coverage free!

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.