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5 Cubs Named To All Conference Team

March 19, 2008

LA City’s 7-3 South Coast Conference record and subsequent berth in the State Play-Offs was favorably recognized by opposing South Coast Conference coaches as they voted five Cubs to the 2008 All-Conference Team.

Sophomore Ricky Boyles (Washington HS / Los Angeles) was named to the All South Coast Conference First Team.

The 6-7 forward averaged a “double-double” as City’s third leading scorer and second leading rebounder in Conference action at 12.2 points and 10.7 rebounds per game. Boyles also averaged 23.3 minutes per game along with 2.0 blocked shots. He led the SCC in field goal percentage with an incredible 74.6 percent. His SCC single game high of 22 points and 24 rebounds at home against Pasadena City College (Jan. 30) placed him among SCC leaders for most points and rebounds scored in a single game.

A trio of Cubs were named Second Team All-Conference including Scott Sterling (Bronx Regional HS / NYC), Branden Fisher (Genesis Prep, Miss. / Chicago), and Diego Belizario (Laurinburg Prep, NC / Sao Paulo, Brazil).

Sterling, a 6-2 freshman combo guard, led the Cubs in SCC scoring at 16.4 points while also grabbing 4.0 rebounds and passing for 2.8 assists per game. Sterling’s ability to score was never more evident than his season high 31 points at LA Trade Tech (Jan. 25). He also scored 22 points against Pasadena at home (Jan. 30) then had back-to-back 18 point games at Mt. San Antonio College (Feb. 8) and at home versus Compton (Feb. 13).

Fisher, a crafty 5-10 freshman combo guard from Chicago, was the team’s second leading SCC scorer at 13.6 points while also passing for a team leading 4.1 assists per game. Among his key scoring outputs were 19 points at home against Mt. SAC (Jan. 18), and 20 points on the road against East LA in the Cubs regular season finale (Feb. 22).

Belizario, a 6-8 sophomore forward, was LA City’s leading Conference rebounder at 11.7 rebounds per game while averaging 9.6 points and 25.6 minutes. His best game came at Mt. SAC (Feb. 8) when he scored a career high 24 points and 23 rebounds.

Honorable Mention All-Conference honors were bestowed to 6-2 sophomore guard Eric Nelson (Hamilton HS / Inglewood).

Nelson averaged 8.0 points, 2.4 assists, and 4.0 rebounds per game. His single game Conference scoring high of 15 points helped propel the Cubs past Compton College in The Gym on Feb. 13