NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week

Two of this week's NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week are MaAne' Mosley from St. Mary's of Berkeley and Max Hazzard of L.A.  Loyola. Photos: Courtesy school & Ronnie Flores.

Two of this week’s NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week are MaAne’ Mosley from St. Mary’s of Berkeley and Max Hazzard of L.A. Loyola. Photos: Courtesy school & Ronnie Flores.

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 Modesto, Los Angeles, Berkeley and Los Angeles.

To nominate a player for next week, email by Monday at 12 noon and be sure to include a photo that we can use (which means it’s not from the local newspaper or from another web site). Please feel free to call at 209-463-9050 as well both for nominations or to see if your business or small company would like to become a sponsor for this weekly content.

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

Anthony Townes (Modesto Christian) Sr.

Averaging a double-double this season, Anthony matched his season-high with 30 points while grabbing 11 rebounds during a 82-54 win over Johansen of Modesto to end the regular season. A 6-foot-5 senior power forward, he is averaging 20.1 points and 10.2 rebounds for the Crusaders, who are the No. 2 seed in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs and just broke into the overall State Top 20 this week. Many in the section are highly anticipating a D2 final between Modesto Christian and Sacramento.

Next season, Townes will be playing right down the street from our Stockton office as he will be one of three players from Modesto Christian on the University of the Pacific’s men’s basketball team.

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Boys Basketball Player of the Week

Max Hazzard (Loyola, Los Angeles) Sr.

This senior captain has caused opponents to have a difficult time getting a win when facing the Cubs for three seasons.

The grandson of UCLA legend Walt Hazzard scored 37 points during a 82-55 win last week over Burbank in the opening round of the CIFSS Division IA playoffs.

Earlier this season, he scored 24 of his 26 points in the second half and led the Cubs to a win over Long Beach Poly while being named the MVP of the Beverly Hills tournament.

With offers from several Division I programs, the 5-foot-11 point guard will play next season in the Big West Conference with the UC Irvine Anteaters.

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Girls Basketball Player of the Week

MaAne’ Mosley (St. Mary’s, Berkeley) Sr.

There has been some classic games over the years when the Panthers face Salesian of Richmond and last week was yet another one to remember as she led the way to the 62-59 win over the Pride for the TCAL-Rock league tournament championship.

After losing twice to the Pride during the regular season, Mosley scored 19 of her 23 points in a spectacular second half that included the go-ahead layup with under two minutes remaining. The game included 18 lead changes and with the win the Panthers ended the Pride’s 19-game winning streak.

Just like our Boys NorCal Player of the Week, when she heads to college next season, she will be one of three players from her high school at that college. For Mosley, she will be headed to Cal to join Mikayla Cowling and Gabby Green.

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Girls Basketball Player of the Week

Marguerite Effa (Fairfax, Los Angeles) Sr.

Another senior captain, this 6-foot-3 post showed she can do more thqn just score and rebound as she had seven assists to go along with 27 points and 13 rebounds during a 83-68 win over Carson in the Lions’ lone game last week.

A state stat star regular, this USC-bound standout who was the L.A. City Player of the Year last season is averaging 23.8 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. Last season, the Lions won their first Division I championship in school history. They are among the favorites this season along with perennial power Narbonne and league rival Palisades.

Paul Muyskens is the Stockton office assistant editor for Mark Tennis is the co-founder and publisher of He can be reached at Don’t forget to follow Mark on the Cal-Hi Sports Twitter handle: @CalHiSports

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