Mark Hinojosa was the top scorer on the Pajaro Valley High boys basketball team this season. (Glenn Cravens/Register-Pajaronian)
SANTA CRUZ — Pajaro Valley High's Mark Hinojosa was named the Monterey Bay League Pacific Division's Most Valuable Player, it was announced Saturday.
Hinojosa, the leading scorer on the Grizzlies' roster, averaged more than 20 points a game in leading the team to a Central Coast Section tournament appearance for the first time since 2009.
His per-game scoring average increased almost nine points from the previous season. In addition, he broke the school record with a 42-point performance against King City prior to the start of divisional play.
In his final regular-season game, he helped the Grizzlies end an eight-game losing streak to rival Watsonville and prevent the Wildcatz from qualifying for the CCS tournament.
Dan Mooney, who coached Monte Vista Christian to its first championship in league in 10 years, was named co-Coach of the Year along with Alisal's Jose Gil.
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Monterey Bay League Pacific Division
Most Valuable Player
Mark Hinojosa, Pajaro Valley
Coaches of the Year
Dan Mooney, Monte Vista Christian
Jose Gil, Alisal
Rafa Camacho, Alisal
David Hightower, Monte Vista Christian
Alex Chavez, Watsonville
David Gonzales, Gilroy
Nick Matiasevich, Monte Vista Christian
Isaiah Garcia, North Monterey County
Pedro Lomeli, Pajaro Valley
Drew Galope, North Salinas
Robert Bledsoe, Alisal
Jordan Graves, North Monterey County
Justin Carrancho, Watsonville
Isiah Bledsoe, Alisal
Zach Loo, Gilroy
Matt Pirtle, Monte Vista Christian
Kevin Montemayor, North Monterey County
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