State Athletes of the Week

And the honors go to a talented boys basketball player at Bishop Montgomery of Torrance and to a prolific girls scorer at San Diego High.

State Athletes of the Week

Boys: Fred Washington

(Bishop Montgomery, Torrance)

The 6-5 junior has stepped up big-time for the Knights after the graduation of last year's star players, Erick and Derrick Craven. Washington scored 26 of his 33 points in the second half to lead Bishop Montgomery to an exciting 67-65 win over state-ranked Fremont last Saturday at Pasadena City College and earlier in the week came up strong with 36 points in a 70-55 league win over Bishop Amat of La Puente.

Girls: Charde Houston

(San Diego)

In four games during the week Houston had 167 points to up her San Diego Section leading scoring average to 34.8 ppg. Against Bishop's, the 6-3 sophomore had 23 in a loss and had 30 against Kearny, also in a loss. However, in two victories, Houston posted 56 against Mira Mesa and 58 against Morse...quite a week. Houston also has a 61-point game she turned in during the holidays.

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