May 29, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

Fairmont Prep and Capo Valley Christian basketball players and coaches earn top CIF honors

Fairmont Prep guard Atin Wright was named player of the year (File photo: Fernando M. Donado, For OC Sports Zone).

It was quite a season for the Fairmont Prep and Capo Valley Christian boys basketball teams who each celebrated their first CIF titles.

On Monday, the teams were awarded with CIF post season honors.

In Division 4AA, Atin Wright of Fairmont Prep was named as the
All-CIF SCIBCA Division 2A player of the year. Wright led the Huskies to their first CIF title (Please click here to read about it)

Fairmont Prep Coach Joedy Gardner was named coach of the year.

Kofi Aboagye of Fairmont Prep was named to the first team.

Pacifica Christian players Judah Brown, Solomon Davis and Houston Mallette were also named to the first team. The Tritons were runner-ups in the 4A division.

In Division 3A, Festus Ndumanya of Capistrano Valley Christian, who led his team to its first CIF title, was named player of the year and Chris Childress of Capo Valley Christian was named coach of the year.

Luke Powell of Capo Valley Christian was named to the first team. (To read about Capo Valley’s first CIF title, please click here)

A number of other Orange County players were also honored:

Crean Lutheran senior Chris Swardstrom, who led the Saints to the semifinal round of the CIF 2A playoffs, was named to the 2A team.

Noah Honetschlager of Tesoro, who led the Titans to the Sea View League title, was also named to the 2A first team.

Serdrick Altman of Colony was named player of the year in the division and Jerry De Fablis of Colony was named coach of the year.

In the open division, Mater Dei sophomores Devin Askew and Wilhelm Breindenbach were named to the first team.

Cassisus Stanley of Sierra Canyon was named player of the year and Andre Chevalier of Sierra Canyon was named coach of the year.

In Division 1, Santa Margarita’s Max Agbonkpolo and Jake Kyman, who led the Eagles to the CIF title, were named to the first team. Onyeka Okongwu of Chino Hills was named player of the year and Dennis Latimore of Chino Hills named coach of the year.

In Division 2AA, Makur Maker of Orange Lutheran and Julien Franklin of Villa Park were named to the first team. Josh Christopher of Mayfair was named player of the year and Tony Davis of Mayfair named coach of the year.

In Division 3AA, Jakob Alamundin of Marina was named to the first team. JT Tan of Rolling Hills Prep was named player of the year and Harvey Kitani was named coach of the year.

In the 5A division, Johnny King of Sage Hill who helped lead the Lightning to the CIF finals, was named to the first team. Christian Oliver of Santa Clara was named player of the year and Santa Clara’s Bobby Tenorio was named coach of the year.