IVC’s Bradbury, MiraCosta’s Bryant share AOTW award
PCAC 2016-17 MEN'S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Dec 19 Emanuelle Bradbury, Imperial Valley Basketball
Austin Bryant, MiraCosta Basketball
Basketball players Emanuelle Bradbury of Imperial Valley College and Austin Bryant from MiraCosta share Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Men’s Athlete of the Week honors for Dec. 12-18.
Bradbury, a 5-foot-11 freshman guard from Banning High School in Wilmington, scored 18 points, hauled in 7 rebounds and dished off 6 assists for the Arabs in a game with NJCAA Division I No. 18-ranked Arizona Western (11-2) in Yuma, Ariz.
Bryant, a 6-foot-6, 200-pound freshman small forward from Murrieta Valley High School, scored 50 points as MiraCosta won two of three games to place third in the Bill Brummel Classic hosted by Saddleback College.
Bryant, a transfer from Portland State where he redshirted a year ago, scored 19 points in a 79-56 win over Long Beach City College, tallied 16 points in an 87-54 loss to 2015-16 state runner-up Saddleback in a semifinal game and came back with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists as the Spartans knocked off Mt. San Jacinto 84-73 in the third-place game. The win gives MiraCosta 6 wins in its last 7 games.
Honorable mention was awarded to basketball players Gioire Boino of San Bernadino Valley, LaVale Coleman from Palomar and Tre Nottingham from Mt. San Jacinto.
Boino, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound sophomore guard from Bull City Prep Academy in Durham, North Carolina, helped lead San Bernardino (13-3) to third in the Kirby Mannon Pepsi/Wyndham Tournament hosted by College of the Sequoias at Porter Field House in Visalia. Boino scored 19 points in a 75-62 opening-round victory over Shasta. He came back with 17 points and 5 rebounds as the Wolverines were edged by Ventura 87-85 in the semifinals. And his 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 steals led SBVC to an 84-53 rout of host Sequoias in the third-place game.
Coleman, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound freshman forward form Hillcrest Prep Academy in Phoenix, scored 29 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in the Comets’ 89-79 non-conference loss to Fullerton. He went 6-for-10 from the field, was 1-for-3 from behind the 3-point arc and was 16-for-17 from the free throw line.
Nottingham, a 6-foot-1 sophomore guard form Rancho Verde High in Moreno Valley, scored 22 points in the Eagles’ 99-74 win over Los Angeles Trade Tech in the first round of the Bill Brummel Classic, had 27 points and 8 rebounds as Mt. San Jac fell to Irvine Valley 66-57 in the semifinals, and had 18 points, 4 assists and 4 steals in the Eagles’ third-place loss to MiraCosta.