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By Steve Breazeale
For his efforts in the San Clemente boys basketball team’s historic win over Trabuco Hills on February 7, senior Cody Bean is our Co-Athlete of the Week.
Bean helped engineer a Triton offense that went wire to wire in a 63-44 win over the visiting Mustangs, earning the Tritons their first boys basketball league title since 1975.
Bean dropped 10 points (2-7 from the field), tallied a team-high seven assists, had nine rebounds and swiped five steals against the Mustangs.
The Tritons will rely on Bean’s playmaking abilities as they play host to Capistrano Valley in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 1A Championships on February 15.
Alexa Johnson had an extremely effective night for the Tritons on February 6 when they defeated South Coast League opponent Aliso Niguel 70-45. Johnson’s performance in a game that kept the Tritons undefeated in league play earned her our Co-Athlete of the Week honors.
Johnson had a team-high 19 points and shot a season-high 89 percent from the field. She also had nine rebounds and three steals.
Johnson will play an important role in the Tritons push through the CIF-SS Division 1AA Championships, which start February 16 when Diamond Bar travels to play the Tritons at 7 p.m.