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ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

March 13, 2001

Ricky Porter

Mater Dei, Basketball

Porter scored 16 fourth-quarter points Saturday night to help Mater Dei pull away and defeat Fresno

Clovis

West,

80-62, in

the Divi-

sion I final of the Southern California Regional.. Porter

sealed the victory

with back-to-back reverse layups that gave the Monarchs a 71-57 lead with two minutes to play. He scored a team-high 20 points in Mater Dei's 61-56 victory over Upland in a semifinal on Thursday.

* Kevin McQuaid

Los Alamitos, Tennis

He won all three of his singles sets Wednesday as the Griffins handed No. 2-ranked University its first loss in more than a year.

* Michael Potter

Aliso Niguel, Baseball

He pitched a complete game, striking out 16 in a 2-0 consolation victory over El Toro in the Loara tournament on Friday.

Jen Farner

Rosary, Basketball

She scored 14 points in a win against University of San Diego High on Tuesday, and had 16 points and six steals Thursday against

North

Hollywood Harvard-

Westlake. Her crucial steal in the final minute against Harvard-Westlake helped the Royals advance to the Division III regional final, where they fell to Torrance Bishop Montgomery, 60-51. In that game, Farner had 16 points, 10 in the fourth quarter, and nine rebounds.

* Elizabeth Bendig

Foothill, Softball

She retired 18 straight batters in No. 1 Foothill's 5-1 victory over No. 2 Aliso Niguel in the first game of a doubleheader.

* Amber Steen

Newport Harbor, Track

She won the girls' 1,600 meters in 4:55.25, setting a meet record Saturday at the Irvine Track and Field Invitational.

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To nominate an Athlete of the Week, call (714) 966-5904 or fax (714) 966-5663.

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