NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week

Two of this week's NorCal/SoCal Player of the Week honorees are Quinton Adlesh from Mission Prep (San Luis Obispo) and Madison Kast of Redwood (Visalia). Photos: Courtesy families.

Two of this week’s NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week are Quinton Adlesh of Mission Prep (San Luis Obispo) and Madison Kast of Redwood (Visalia). Photos: Courtesy families.

Just like we did during the football season, we are going to do our best to spread around these honors as much as possible with one boy and one girl chosen from each region. This week’s best are from Manteca, San Luis Obispo, Visalia and Chula Vista.

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Note: For purposes of this feature, we are considering the CIF Central Section to be in the north.

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Girls Basketball Player of the Week

Madison Kast (Redwood, Visalia) Jr.

It’s been a blast for the Redwood girls with Kast in a leading role this season. The junior forward had a career high of 32 points with 14 rebounds, five assists, six steals and five blocks to lead Redwood in 72-46 win against El Diamante of Visalia last Friday night. She also led her team with 19 points and 10 rebounds in a win earlier in the week over Lemoore.

Earlier in the season, Kast gained recognition locally when she broke Redwood’s single-game rebounding record with 22 in a victory over against Golden West. She also was a key factor with 15 points and 12 rebounds when the Rangers ended Hanford’s 96-game league win streak although since then the Bullpups have handed Redwood two of its four losses.

Bonita Vista's Carol Schroeder was on last season's All-State Underclass teams for the sophomores. Photo: Courtesy family.

Bonita Vista standout was on last season’s All-State teams for the sophs. Photo: Courtesy family.

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Girls Basketball Player of the Week

Carol Schroeder (Bonita Vista, Chula Vista) Jr.

In a 56-48 win on the road over league rival Olympian of Chula Vista, the 5-foot-10 guard racked up her first triple-double with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals. She also had six assists and five blocks.

One week before, Schroeder tallied the 1,000th point of her career in a 61-50 triumph over Otay Ranch of Chula Vista.

So far this season, Schroeder has helped the Barons to a 16-5 record with averages of 19 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, four steals and three blocks per game. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, she leads the CIF San Diego Section in assists.

“Carol is an unusual talented athlete, with a well-rounded game,” said Bonita Vista assistant coach Dean Brunson. “A most unselfish player on the offensive end of the court, she is a 50 percent-plus shooter who loves to pass to help her teammates be into the game…and who can guard any position on the defensive end. She also jumps center for her team at better than an 80 percent success rate — not bad for a ball-handling guard.”

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Boys Basketball Player of the Week

Anand Hundal (Manteca) Jr.

Less than a month ago, this 6-foot-8 junior just missed out on two triple-doubles but was still named the very first weekly MVP by Thomas Lawrence of the Stockton Record.

Player of the Week 120Now, he takes home our weekly NorCal honor after scoring a season-high 37 points while also grabbing 13 rebounds and blocking four shots during a 77-62 win over Weston Ranch of Stockton. Between the two honors, Hundal also hit a game-winning basket with two seconds left to defeat Central Catholic of Modesto.

Despite being a junior, he just recently turned 16 since he skipped the third grade. On the season, he is averaging 13.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 5.7 blocks per game.

Cal-Hi Sports Southern California
Boys Basketball Player of the Week

Quinton Adlesh (Mission Prep, San Luis Obispo) Sr.

It wasn’t just any ol’ triple-double for Adlesh when he led the Royals past St. Joseph of Santa Maria 86-72 last week. The senior point guard hit for a career-high 50 points while at the same time handing out 10 assists and pulling down 11 rebounds. Adlesh made 15 of 17 from the free throw line and had five 3-pointers to help account for his total.

“I haven’t seen a performance quite like that,” Mission Prep coach Terrance Harris told the San Luis Obispo Telegram-Tribune. “He’s had some special games for us before, but I’ve never seen anything like this.”

Adlesh has been a top scorer and overall player in the Central Coast region of the CIF Southern Section for three years and will head to Columbia University in New York for college.

There is a possibility that Adlesh could end his prep career with 2,000 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists. We don’t have records for those type of totals (other than Jason Kidd with 2,600 points, 1,000 assists, 1,000 rebounds, 700 steals at Alameda St. Joseph) but they are very rare.

Note: Paul Muyskens contributed to this post.

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