Player of the Week: Noah Springwater

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By Jeremy Balan Player of the Week: Noah Springwater, senior guard, University boys basketball

University senior Noah Springwater goes up for a contested layup against Lick-Wilmerding in the championship game of the Redwood Christian Tournament on Friday at Neighborhood Church in Castro Valley. (Photo by AJ Canaria)

While Springwater’s overall statistics were impressive in the Redwood Christian Tournament in Castro Valley last week, it was his performance in one quarter of play that showed what he may be capable of this season.

After University only held a two-point lead after the first quarter of the tournament championship game against Lick-Wilmerding, Springwater had a staggering 19 points in the second and would finish with 28 en route to tournament MVP honors.

“Noah has matured a lot as a player and one of the big things he’s improved in is that he’s developed a killer instinct,” said University head coach Randal Bessolo. “That’s what you saw in the second quarter.”

Springwater also had unconventional double-doubles in two games. Against More in the opener, he had 22 points, 11 steals and eight rebounds and against Lick he also had 12 steals.

Honorable Mention: Brenden Glapion, senior guard, Washington boys basketball

Washington senior guard and tournament most valuable player Brenden Glapion drives past Jefferson's Kyani Harris in the Bud Bresnahan Blue and Gold Tournament on Friday at Jefferson High School in Daly City. (Photo by Devin Chen)

After two losses to start the season, the Eagles rolled through the Jefferson tournament last week, and a lot of their success was due to the play of Glapion.

He averaged 22.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in the three games and was named tournament MVP.

Honorable Mention: Courtney Sabahi, junior center, Mercy girls basketball

Mercy junior center Courtney Sabahi sets up for a free throw against Lick-Wilmerding on Saturday in the championship game of the Lick-Wilmerding Tournament. (Photo by Doug Ko)

Sabahi only had four points in the championship game of the Lick-Wilmerding tournament on Saturday, but it was her performance in the whole tournament that earned her tournament MVP honors.

Sabahi averaged 12.3 points in the tournament and had over 10 rebounds all three games, but her most impressive performance was in the Skippers opening-round win over Balboa, when she had 20 points and 18 rebounds in the absence of standout guard Mariah Masoli.

Honorable Mention: Theoatis Hill, junior forward, Marshall boys basketball

Hill had a double-double in each game of the 39 Stokes Tournament last week, averaging over 21 points and 18 rebounds in the three tournament games.

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