Men's Athletes of the Week
Palomar golfer Cannon picked as Men's Athlete of Week
FEB. 9, 2016 - Palomar College golfer Kelly Cannon has been selected as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Men's Athlete of the Week for Feb. 1-7.
Cannon, a sophomore from Escondido High School, shot a hole-in-one on the 207-yard, Par 3 ninth hole at Los Serranos Golf Club in Chino Hills on the second day of the season-opening Tee-Off Classic.
With back-to-back low rounds for the Palomar team, Cannon led the Comets to a third-place finish out of 13 teams in the tournament, which included many of the best teams in Southern California.
Honorable mention for the week went to San Diego City College basketball player Alex Wilbourn, Palomar basketball player Ryan Schaefer, Imperial Valley basketball player Zakie Johnson and Imperial Valley baseball player Gilbert Cano.
Wilbourn, a 6-foot-11 freshman forward/center from Mission Bay High School, led the PCAC South Division first-place Knights to a 93-68 victory over second-place Southwestern with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Schaefer, a 6-foot-0 sophomore guard out of Temecula Valley High School, played a key role as the Comets held off upset-minded Imperial Valley in a cross-division game 62-58. Two nights later, he came back with 14 points and 10 assists as Palomar took over second place in the North Division by beating rival MiraCosta 86-82.
Johnson, a 5-foot-7 freshman guard from Westwind Prep in Chicago, scored 22 points and also contributed three steals and three assists for IVC against Palomar.
Cano, a freshman pitcher/first baseman from Southwest High School in El Centro, threw a 10-inning complete game in the first game of a doubleheader as the Arabs defeated Antelope Valley 3-2.