Schea CottonMater Dei, SophomoreBasketball/GuardCotton, whose start this...
Mater Dei, Sophomore
Cotton, whose start this season was slowed because he missed 10 days of practice because of a rash, seems to have caught up. He averaged 28 points and about 11 rebounds in five games to lead the Monarchs to the title of the Above the Rim Prep Classic in Del Mar. “I think he’s just finally getting in shape,” Mater Dei Coach Gary McKnight said. Cotton, the co-most valuable player of the tournament, was at his best when it was necessary. He scored 33, including 13 in the fourth quarter, in a 92-77 victory over Brooklyn (N.Y.) Lincoln in the title game and 31 with 12 rebounds in a 65-63 victory over New York Christ the King in the semifinals.
* Sonora, senior. Averaged 16 points and six rebounds to help the Raiders to the title of the Century tournament.
* Edison, senior. Scored 17 points, including five three-pointers, to help the Chargers to a 48-47 victory over Rialto in the title game of the Coast Christmas Classic.
* Los Alamitos, senior. Had 14 points, 13 assists and 11 steals in the Griffins’ 71-52 victory over San Diego Mt. Carmel in the title game of the Mt. Carmel tournament.
* Santa Margarita, junior. Had three assists in the Eagles’ 3-0 victory over Saddleback in the title game of the Orange tournament.