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Fountain Valley’s Jeremiah Davis one of 4 locals to earn All-CIF boys’ basketball accolades

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Fountain Valley’s Jeremiah Davis, shown driving against Price on March 5, averaged 23 points, six rebounds and four assists per game this season.
(Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

Fountain Valley High junior guard Jeremiah Davis has earned All-CIF Southern Section Division 3A honors in boys’ basketball after helping the Barons advance to the CIF semifinals for the first time in program history.

Pacifica Christian Orange County senior wing player Judah Brown and junior point guard Houston Mallette were All-CIF picks in Division 2A, and Estancia senior center Jake Covey was an All-CIF Division 5AA selection.

Davis averaged 23 points, six rebounds and four assists per game for the Barons (20-11). Fountain Valley was the Wave League runner-up at 4-2, and as the No. 3 seed, it advanced to the Division 3A semifinals before falling 82-70 at No. 2-seeded Indio Shadow Hills.

Davis, a first-team All-Wave League pick, also led the No. 15-seeded Barons to the CIF State Southern California Regional Division III semifinals before losing 78-58 at Burbank Providence.

Brown, the Daily Pilot Dream Team Player of the Year bound for St. Mary’s College, averaged team-best totals of 16.6 points and 9.1 rebounds for Pacifica Christian (22-8, 7-1 in San Joaquin League). Mallette averaged 15.7 points and seven rebounds per game, adding a team-best 4.9 assists per game. Both earned first-team All-San Joaquin League honors.

They helped the Tritons win a share of the San Joaquin League title, eventually falling 62-53 to La Verne Bonita in the Division 2A quarterfinals.

Covey averaged 16 points and nine rebounds per game for Estancia (27-4). The Orange Coast League MVP helped the Eagles go 10-0 in the league and win their first league title since the 2004-05 season.

Estancia advanced to the quarterfinals of the Division 5AA playoffs, also the Eagles’ furthest playoff run since 2005, before the No. 2-seeded Eagles were upset 49-46 at Santa Barbara Bishop Diego.

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