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Athletes Of The Week

February 20, 2001

Darci Gwartz

El Dorado, Soccer

Gwartz, playing at center midfield, scored the winning goal in overtime and had an assist as El Dorado upset third-seeded Woodbridge, 3-2, in the first round of the Southern Section Division II girls' soccer playoffs. Gwartz, a sophomore, scored the game-winner five minutes into overtime on a header off a free kick by Stacy Ellingson. El Dorado goalkeeper Tawyna Patino had 13 saves to secure the victory.

* Kristen Mann

Foothill, Basketball

Had 45 points and 20 rebounds in first-round victory, and 34 points and 15 rebounds in second-round loss.

* Erin Wilson

Marina, Water Polo

Scored three goals in the Vikings' 7-4 victory over Irvine in the first round of the Division I playoffs.

Jason Garey

University, Basketball

Garey made 11 three-pointers and scored 33 points for host University, which defeated Palmdale, 84-65, in the first round of the Southern Section Division II-A boys' basketball playoffs. Garey has made 139 three-pointers this season, breaking the Orange County single-season record of 131 set by Mater Dei's Clay McKnight in the 1994-95 season. Garey also tied the county record for three-pointers in a game.

* Wyatt Howard

Santa Ana, Wrestling

Defeated defending state champion Chris Lopez for Division II title at 189 pounds, and helped clinch team title.

* Kyle Warsinski

Sonora, Soccer

Had two goals and an assist in 4-0 victory over Hacienda Heights Los Altos in first round of Division III playoffs.

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