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ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Landon Lewis

Brea Olinda, Basketball

Lewis delivered in the biggest game of the season for Brea, scoring a team-high 19 points in a 67-54 victory over second-

seeded Temecula

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Chaparral in the quarterfinals of the Division II-AA playoffs. He scored 19 points and made three consecutive third-quarter three-pointers to break open a second-round win over Newport Harbor. “He’s been our most consistent player,” Brea Coach Bob Terry said.

* Gilbert Melendez

Santa Ana, Wrestling

Qualified for the state wrestling meet, although he finished last weekend’s Masters tournament with a broken arm.

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* Esaul Mendoza

Estancia, Soccer

Scored six goals in playoff wins over Orange Lutheran and Santa Ynez to propel the Eagles to the Division IV semifinals.

Dominique Valencia

Pacifica, Basketball

Valencia helped the Mariners continue the best season in school history, scoring 20 points in a 63-55 victory

over Lakewood Artesia in the Division

II-A semifinals. Valencia had 11 steals last week in two victories and has led the Mariners in scoring in the postseason, taking some pressure off point guard Diana Barreras. “Dominique made the clutch shots down the stretch in the semifinals,” Pacifica Coach Garth Anderson said.

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* Danielle Carlson

Corona del Mar, Water Polo

Scored six goals in playoff victories over Rosary and Santa Monica to help Sea Kings reach Division IV final.

* Janelle Raaf

Esperanza, Soccer

Scored two goals in overtime to help Esperanza defeat Chino Hills Ayala, 4-1, and advance to the Division I semifinals.

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To nominate an Athlete of the Week, call (714) 966-5904 or fax (714) 966-5663.

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