Harbor's Sargeant makes first-team All-Sunset League

Newport Harbor High senior guard Nic Sargeant earned first-team All-Sunset League honors in boys' basketball after he played a big role in the Sailors' first CIF Southern Section playoff appearance in three seasons and their first playoff win in six seasons.

Sargeant averaged 15 points per game and made 58 three-pointers. Coach Bob Torribio said Sargeant was nine threes short of tying Newport Harbor's single-season school record held by Dennis Heenan.

Seniors Kevin Rakestraw and Zach Wade each made the second team for Newport Harbor (14-14, 4-6 in league), which almost doubled its overall win total from the previous two seasons.

The Sailors, who finished fifth in league, received an at-large berth into the CIF Southern Section Division 2A playoffs. They opened the postseason with a 67-62 wild-card win at Riverside Patriot.

Rakestraw, a 7-footer, averaged 12 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game. His 75 blocks set a Newport Harbor single-season record, Torribio said.

Wade averaged eight points and five assists per game.

Fountain Valley's Josh Armstrong and Jackson Gatlin shared the Sunset League MVP award.

— From staff reports


Sage Hill's Williamson earns first-team All-Academy League laurels

Sage Hill School junior guard Jack Williamson is a first-team All-Academy League selection in boys' basketball.

Williamson averaged 13 points, four assists and 4.5 rebounds per game. He helped the Lightning (10-16, 3-7 in league) qualify for the CIF Southern Section Division 4A playoffs as an at-large entry. Sage Hill shared fourth place in league.

Sage Hill senior guard Darren Chen made the second team.

Brethren Christian's Mamadou Ndiaye earned the Academy League MVP.

— From staff reports

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