Behind Sharpe, Corona Centennial has the edge
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One of the most improved boys’ basketball players in the Inland Empire this season, at least if you look at his numbers, Sharpe is averaging a team-high 17.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and 8.2 assists for Corona Centennial, which plays visiting Corona Santiago in a Mountain View League opener Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Sharpe, a 6-foot senior guard, recorded the first triple-double of his high school career Friday night, totaling 25 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in a 90-68 victory over San Gorgonio.
This is from a kid who averaged 5.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists last season.
The Huskies (17-2) have only one bad ding on their resume, a 61-54 loss to Bonita in a semifinal of the Covina tournament on Dec. 28. Their other loss was to unbeaten Etiwanda. They’ll have their hands full against Santiago, however.
The Sharks (13-4) have four players averaging in double figures. Travis Fulton, a 6-6 junior guard, is averaging a team-high 14 points. They also have a 6-9 senior center in Josh Patterson and a promising 6-3 freshman forward in Dominique Dunning, who is considered one of the top freshmen on the West Coast.
I’m guessing Sharpe sticks it to Santiago.
-- Dan Arritt
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