Athletes of the week: Top Bay Area performers


South Bay/Peninsula

Max Moody, Willow Glen

Sport: Basketball

Position: Forward

Class: Senior

Led Willow Glen to two victories last week, finishing with 32 points — including eight 3-pointers — and six rebounds in a 65-64 overtime win over Leigh and 24 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in a 54-40 win over Sobrato. Moody is averaging 19.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game as Willow Glen began this week 9-3 overall and 2-0 in the Blossom Valley Athletic League’s Mount Hamilton Division.

Hannah Jump, Pinewood

Sport: Basketball

Position: Guard

Class: Junior

In a four-game stretch during the holiday season — all victories — Jump averaged 20.25 points. She had 23 points in a win over Lowell and 22 in a victory over Soquel. Then she had 18 points apiece as Pinewood defeated St. Francis and Bishop Gorman to run its record to 11-1 on the season. Jump is averaging a team-best 17.3 points.

East Bay

Jeremy Ridge, Acalanes

Sport: Wrestling

Weight Class: 152 pounds

Class: Senior

Was named the most outstanding wrestler at the Lou Bronzan Invitational after he took first in his weight class. Five days after that triumph, Ridge finished first in the 152-pound division at the Pat Lovell Holiday Classic in Aptos, running his season record to 14-0. In the final at the Lovell Classic, Ridge edged Nicholas Bossert of Las Lomas 4-3.

Micha Turner, Kennedy-Richmond

Sport: Basketball

Position: Guard

Class: Sophomore

Finished with 24 points, seven rebounds and eight steals as Kennedy defeated Tennyson 42-30. In her team’s previous game, a 46-37 loss to Oliver-British Columbia, Turner scored 26 points and handed out five assists. Turner is among the North Coast Section’s scoring leaders, averaging 22.8 points per game, as Kennedy is off to an 11-5 start.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports

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