Keith Malone of Serra and Rosiland Moore of Inglewood were named the South Bay basketball players of the year, and Cliff Warren of Rolling Hills and Joseph Orona of San Pedro were chosen the top coaches at The Times' basketball awards presentations last weekend.
Malone, a 6-3 1/2 senior forward, led Serra to a Camino Real League title and the CIF 5-A finals and was named 5-A player of the year. He averaged 26.4 points a game. As noteworthy was his relentless effort and nose for the ball, enabling him to dominate inside against taller players.
Moore, a senior 5-9 guard, averaged 21 points a game and combined with teammate Kelli Knox to form the CIF's highest-scoring back court. Moore led Inglewood to the co-championship of the Ocean League (with Hawthorne) and shared league most valuable player honors with Hawthorne junior Andrea Kabwasa.
Malone topped the 10-man All-South Bay team, whose other members were James Johnson of Chadwick, Eric Jordan of Inglewood, Elden Campbell of Morningside, Jeff Pelton of Palos Verdes, Steve Florentine of Redondo, David Whitmore of St. Bernard, Anthony January of Carson, Zlatko Josic of San Pedro and Michael Courtney of Westchester.