Several local basketball players were honored by ESPN and CalHiSports on Monday as nominees for the organization’s 2012 All-State Hoop Team.
Watsonville High’s Ivo Basor and Monte Vista Christian’s Josh Mooney were the lone boys picked from the area.
Basor was Watsonville’s leading scorer, averaging about 18 points a game. He helped the Wildcatz finish second in the Monterey Bay League in the team’s second title defense in four years.
Mooney averaged 21.5 points this past season as he led Monte Vista Christian into the Central Coast Section tournament.
On the girls side, six local girls were picked.
North Monterey County’s Priscilla Mora, who eclipsed the career 1,000 points and rebounds mark and averaged a double-double for the season, was nominated. Mora was one of two Monterey County players selected.
Santa Cruz County had a few more selections.
Soquel’s Ragine Graves and Tori McBride, who helped the team win their first-ever Central Coast Section championship, were nominated.
Monte Vista Christian’s Sydney Beadle was also picked, as she averaged double digits in scoring and led the team to the finals of the Monterey Bay League postseason tournament.
Morgan Green, who averaged almost 30 points a game in the Coastal Athletic League and was named most valuable player, was selected as a nominee. Her selection comes a couple of days after being named to the MaxPreps’ All-State second team in Division V.
Ashley Claussen of Santa Cruz and Natalia Ebrahimian of Scotts Valley received nominations.For the complete article see the 04-24-2012 issue.
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