The ballots have been cast and tabulated, and the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference has made its choice for the Athlete-of-the-Month for November. Two athletes from Palomar, one from Grossmont and another from San Diego City were given the honor for November.
With mostly basketball going on during the month of November, it's no surprise that three of the four winners were basketball players as Grossmont's Haley Morton and Palomar's Nikki Mayoral won the female athletes-of-the-month and Palomar's Jacob Durham and San Diego City's Dominic Hovasse won the male athletes-of-the-month.
Haley Morton, Grossmont, Women's Volleyball
Morton, a volleyball play at Grossmont was a big part of the Griffin success this past season in helping the Griffins make it to the state tournament. Morton had 259 assists (11.7/set), 36 digs and 11 service aces for November, with an individual high of 55 assists against MiraCosta on November 6. She also had 48 assists in match against Bakersfield on November 30.
Nikki Mayoral, Palomar, Women's Basketball
Mayoral is a main cog in one of the more talented teams in the state at Palomar. She averages 13.3 points a game shooting 34.8 percent from the field. Mayoral recorded a season high eight assists and seven rebounds against Riverside City College. Of the 12 games the Comets have played so far, she has had nine games where she has been in double-digit scoring, three of which she had 19 points.
Jacob Durham, Palomar, Men's Basketball
Durham is a sophomore forward for Palomar out of Murrieta Valley High School. He is averaging 7.9 points per game with a 59.7 percent field goal percentage, as well as seven rebounds a game. During the Palomar Thanksgiving Tournament, Durham had 20 points and 18 rebounds, a season high for both categories and his first season double-double. Durham has five steals and two blocks on the season to go along with 84 rebounds.
Dominic Hovasse, San Diego City, Men's Basketball
Hovasse led the San Diego City in scoring during the first month of action with 12.5 points a game and also brought down 4.7 boards per game to help City go 6-3 with one of the toughest schedules in the state. His highest output of the month came in a 73-66 home win over Saddleback on Nov. 10 when he scored 24 points to go with seven rebounds and two steals.