Congratulations to San Ysidro girls basketball guard Liliana Maldonado for being voted SBLive’s Southern California High School Athlete of the Week for Dec. 20-26!
Maldonado ran away with this week’s honor, receiving 63.9% of the total vote. There were over 47,000 votes tallied this week!
We are currently accepting Southern California Athlete of the Week nominations. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveca.
Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of Dec. 20-26:
Breya Cunningham, La Jolla Country Day
Cunningham racked up 37 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists in an 81-65 win over Lincoln (Stockton) at the Nike TOC in Phoenix.
Londynn Jones, Corona Centennial
Jones racked up 24 points, 12 rebounds and 3 steals in a 75-63 win over Crestwood Prep.
Morriah Mbachu, Verdugo Hills
Mbachu racked up 10 points and 16 rebounds – including 12 offensive boards – in a win over Rosemead.
Nicole Vanegas, Verdugo Hills
Vanegas scored 22 points and was 5-for-11 from downtown in a 61-51 win over Rosemead.
Jada Williams, La Jolla Country Day
Williams had 18 points and 4 assists in a 60-52 in over The Webb School at the Nike TOC in Phoenix.
Jayden Anderson, Heritage
Anderson had 23 points and 4 assists in a 64-46 win over Citrus Hill.
Devon Arlington, San Marcos
Arlington had 26 points, 7 steals, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in a 54-49 win over Ridge View.
Gary Lira Jr., Hollywood
Lira racked up 24 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds and 4 steals in a 69-59 loss to Palmdale on Dec. 20.
David Harper, Palmdale
Harper scored 29 and 33 points in back-to-back games – a win over Hollywood and a loss to Edison.
Fernando Rendon, Banning
Rendon scored 26 points in a loss to South then dropped 17 in a win over Locke.
Otto Landrum, Torrey Pines
Landrum had a triple-double in a loss to San Ysidro – 17 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 3 blocks.
Sebastion Medina, San Ysidro
Medina racked up 27 points, 12 assists and 4 rebounds in a 67-62 win over Torrey Pines.
Keishmer Foster, Aquinas
Keishmor totaled 25 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists in a loss to Loyola.
Brayden Hendricks, La Costa Canyon
Hendricks had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead La Costa Canyon to a 67-61 win over Francis Parker.
Jake Hall, Carlsbad
Hall, a freshman, scored 26 points to lead Carlsbad to a 72-49 win over Mater Dei Catholic.