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Buechler, Mann Selected as San Diego Players of the Year

Jud Buechler, a senior forward from Poway, and Terri Mann, a junior forward from Pt. Loma, were named San Diego County’s boys’ and girls’ basketball players of the year Saturday at The Times’ annual awards banquet in Anaheim.

Buechler was the county’s leading scorer with a 23.0 average while leading the Titans to a 24-3 record and their third straight section 3-A championship. Buechler also led Poway to its first-ever win in the State Division I Southern Regionals, scoring 31 points in the Titans’ 75-71 first-round victory over Pasadena Muir.

Mann, in her third season at Pt. Loma, scored 25.4 points per game and helped the Pointers to their third straight State Championship. Mann grabbed a game-high 21 rebounds in Pt. Loma’s win over Sacramento Grant in the state final.

San Diego County’s coaches of the year also were honored Saturday. Tom Williams of Serra was named the boys’ coach of the year for leading Serra to the City Eastern League championship and a berth in the 3-A championship game. The girls’ coach of the year was Point Loma’s Lee Trepanier, who has guided the Pointers to an 87-1 record over the last three years while winning three straight state championships.

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