Men's Athletes of the Week
Palomar wrestler Garcia is PCAC Men's Athlete of Week
DEC. 8, 2014 - The Pacific Coast Athletic Conference has selected Palomar College wrestler Alberto Garcia as Men's Athlete of the Week for the seven-day period that ended Sunday.
Garcia, a freshman out of Orange Glen High School, won the 133-pound weight class at the Southern California Community College Regional Championships on Saturday at Cerritos College.
He decisioned Dustin Kirk from the regional championship team, Cerritos, 10-9 in the finals.
Garcia, 184-pound champion Alex Graves (the PCAC Athlete of the Week on Oct. 5) and five of their teammates qualified for the CCCAA State Championships this upcoming Friday and Saturday at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo.
The Comets placed third in the regionals in team scoring.
Honorable mention was awarded to Mt. San Jacinto basketball player Pee Wee Gardner, Grossmont basketball player Ali Majidzada and MiraCosta basketball player Buddah Boyd.
Gardner, a 5-foot-7 freshman guard from San Leandro High School in suburban Oakland, came off the bench to help host Mt. San Jacinto to the championship of the Hemet Valley Kiwanis Hoops and Crops Tournament. Gardner scored 15 points and dished off four assists as the Eagles tipped off the tournament by defeating College of the Canyons 83-75. After they downed Riverside City College 72-56 in the semifinals, the Eagles turned back Yuba 94-89 in the championship game as Gardner scored 21 points.
Majidzada, a 6-foot- sophomore swing man from Mira Mesa High School, helped lead the Griffins to a runner-up finish in the 43rd Annual Grossmont College Tournament. Grossmont defeated Cypress 55-54 in its tournament opener, then came right back in the semifinals to down Cuesta 70-53 as Majidzada helped lead the way with17 points and six rebounds. Majidzada had a team-high 13 points in the championship game, in which undefeated West Los Angeles downed the Griffins 79-55.
Boyd, a 6-foot-4 guard from Killen (Texas) High School by way of the U.S. Air Force, led MiraCosta to the consolation title of the Gregg Anderson Memorial Tournament at Antelope Valley College by contributing 70 points and 24 rebounds in three games. The Spartans dropped their first game to host Antelope Valley 89-70 despite Boyd's 27 points and eight rebounds. Boyd then led MiraCosta past Ventura 78-66 in the consolation semifinals with 23 points and seven rebounds and past Glendale 68-61 for the consolation championship with 20 points and nine boards.