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Athletes of the Week

March 14, 1995

Shaun Jackson

Mater Dei, Senior

Basketball/Center

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Mater Dei has been so dominant this season that the Monarchs seldom have had to depend on one player to win a game. But trailing by five in the fourth quarter Thursday in the Division I regional semifinal, Mater Dei turned to Jackson. He scored 12 consecutive Mater Dei points, outscoring Los Angeles Fairfax, 12-3, during the span, and led the Monarchs to a 41-28 victory. Mater Dei Coach Gary McKnight said he expects such play from Jackson, who finished with 15 points. "The more the kids feel that we could get beat, the better he plays," McKnight said. Jackson also had 22 points in a 65-47 victory over Long Beach Poly and 26 points and 14 rebounds in a 78-51 victory over Clovis West.

Basketball

Doug Gottlieb

* Tustin, senior. Scored a game-high 22 points in a 77-57 loss to Oceanside El Camino in the first round of the Division II regional playoffs.

Baseball

Matt Ward

* Irvine, junior. Pitched a four-hitter in 4-0 victory over San Clemente and pitched two perfect innings to earn a save in a 5-2 victory over Lakewood.

Volleyball

Curtis Jackson

* Tustin, senior. Had 22 kills in the Tillers' four-game victory over Calvary Chapel, then ranked third in Southern Section Division II.

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Kevin Reid

* Woodbridge, senior. Had 25 kills in a four-game victory over Marina.

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