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Five locals are All-CIF basketball selections

Valley produces fives Southern Section first-teamers

Posted: March 29, 2010 11:13 p.m.
Updated: March 30, 2010 4:55 a.m.

Santa Clarita Christian's Davion Cotterell was named an All-CIF-Southern Section selection in Division VI-AA.

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Despite there being no CIF championships, let alone a title-game appearance, this was one of the brightest years in Santa Clarita Valley prep basketball history.

Much of that is due to the amount of star power there was locally, mostly on the boys’ side.

Thus, five basketball players — four boys and one girl — have been selected as All-CIF Southern Section first-teamers.

All three Foothill League players of the year were selected in their respective divisions — Valencia’s Lonnie Jackson being the youngest one.

The smooth swingman who helped lead the Vikings to a co-Foothill League title was the only underclassman to make the Division I-A first team.

The junior led the Foothill League with 23.6 points per game — a school record.

He also established school records for points in a game (38 against Grant on Dec. 8) and points in a career (1,464), while adding 5.0 assists, 6.7 rebounds and 2.9 steals per contest.

Trevor Wiseman shared the Foothill League’s top prize with Jackson while leading the Grizzlies to a share of the league title, Golden Valley’s second straight.

The 6-foot-8-inch point forward averaged slightly more than 20 points, more than five assists and nine rebounds per game.

Canyon senior point guard Brooke LeMar was the only girls basketball player selected to an All-CIF team.

The Foothill League Player of the Year was named to the All-CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA team.

LeMar helped lead Canyon girls basketball to its first league title since 1973.

She averaged 14.9 points, 5.1 assists and 2.7 steals per game.

Joining her as All-CIF is Canyon boys basketball player Wesley Bartole, who was selected to the Division II-AA team.

The senior swingman led the Cowboys with 15.1 points per game.

In Canyon’s first two playoff games, Bartole scored 29 and 34 points, respectively.

Bartole was named the Most Valuable Player of The SCV Hoops Finale, a senior All-Star game, on March 13.

In that same game, Santa Clarita Christian’s Davion Cotterell won the slam-dunk contest.

On Monday, he was named to the Division VI-AA first team.

The senior guard averaged close to 23 points, nine rebounds and five steals per game.

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