Men's Athletes of the Week

 PCAC taps Jets’ Browne, Spartans’ Piling for AOTW


JAN. 16, 2017 - San Diego Miramar College basketball player Takoda Browne and MiraCosta basketball player Josh Piling have been awarded Men’s Athlete of the Week recognition for Jan. 9-15 by the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

PCAC 2016-17 MEN'S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Jan 16 Takoda Browne,  Miramar
Josh Piling, MiraCosta
Basketball
Basketball
Jan 9 Brandon Jolley, San Bernardino Basketball
Jan 3 Javan Perry, San Diego Miramar Basketball
Dec 26 LaVale Coleman, Palomar Basketball
Dec 19 Emanuelle Bradbury, Imperial Vly
Austin Bryant, MiraCosta
Basketball
Basketball
Dec 12 Chance Eskam, Palomar
Oscar Limon, Grossmont
Wrestling
Basketball
Dec 5 Darien McClain, San Diego City
Alberto Garcia, Palomar
Basketball
Wrestling
Nov 28 Alex Wilbourn, San Diego City Basketball
Nov 21 Steven Lepe, Cuyamaca Cross Country
Nov 14 Seville Hayes, Palomar
Sergio Torres, San Bernardino
Wrestling
Soccer
Nov 7 Anthony Ellison, COD
Tony Oreb, Palomar
Football
Water Polo
Oct 31 Brad Cagle, Grossmont Football
Oct 24 Humberto Ramirez,
San Bernardino Valley
Football
Oct 18 Jake Schaeffer, Palomar
Cameron Woldt, San Diego Mesa
Wrestling
Water Polo
Oct 10 Eddie Franco, MiraCosta
Michael Teran, San Bernardino
Soccer
Cross Country
Oct 3 Ryan Stokes, Southwestern
Adrian Tolbert, Grossmont
Football
Football
Sep 26 Sam Tapia, Palomar
Patrick Koch, Palomar
Football
Football
Sep 19 Luis Ortega, San Bernardino Vly
Francisco Contreras, SD City
Cross Country
Soccer
Sep 12 Jomari Becnel, Mt. San Jacinto
Rockne O'Brien, Grosmont
Football
Water Polo
Sep 5 Joe Joe Hudson, Southwestern
Fred Zaragoza, San Bernardino
Football
Soccer

Browne, a 6-foot-0 sophomore guard out of Kearny High School, scored 15 points, made 3 critical defensive plays in prime time, and knocked down 2 free throws late in the game to close out the Jets’ 72-67 win over defending champion Mt. San Jacinto to open the PCAC North Division season.

Coach Nick Gehler’s Miramar team upped its record to 15-5 by winning for the eighth time in 9 games and the 12th time in its last 13 games.

Piling, a 6-foot-4 freshman guard from Minico High School in Rupert, Idaho and his state’s large schools Player of the Year last season, came up with a huge performance in the Spartans’ 98-73 win over College of the Desert to begin North Division play.

Piling scored 30 points and also contributed 9 rebounds and 4 steals to bury the Roadrunners. He went 13-for-13 from the field, drained all of his attempts from behind the 3-point arc and MiraCosta, which lost its two leading scorers for the season in December, went on a 23-0 run against the Roadrunners in the first half to put the game out of reach early.

Honorable mention selections were San Diego Mesa basketball player Armstrong Ojunkwu, San Bernardino Valley basketball player Ja Morgan and Grossmont basketball player David Wheeler.

Ojunkwu, Mesa’s 6-foot-9, 220-pound freshman center from Mission Bay High School, had 11 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocks as the Olympians defeated Grossmont 68-65 in overtime in a South Division opener.

San Bernardino, ranked fifth in the state behind only No. 1 Saddleback, No. 2 El Camino Compton Center, No. 3 City College of San Francisco and No. 4 Yuba in the CCCAA Massey Ratings, rode a big second half by Morgan, a 6-foot-1 freshman guard from Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas, to a 60-51 road victory over Palomar in a North Division opener. Morgan scored all 12 of his points in a 12-minute span in the second half in a game in which the Comets led 32-28 with 14 minutes to play. The Wolverines, playing one of the state’s most difficult schedules, are 16-5 on the season.

Wheeler, a 6-foot-2 freshman guard from Mira Mesa High School, scored 22 points and hauled in 5 rebounds in the Griffins’ overtime loss to Mesa.

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