Freshman Tove Berg was named the Western State Conference athlete of the year last week at a meeting of conference coaches and head coach Eddie Lopez was named the WSC women’s coach of the year. Lopez guided the Lady Vaqueros to the WSC and Southern California Regional titles this year and a second place finish in state.
Berg won seven straight races this season including the WSC championship and Southern California Regional title and was named a first team All-American after finishing second in state in the individual race.
Glendale improved to 5-0 this season with a 78-69 win over Los Angeles Harbor College last Wednesday. The Vaqueros are ranked No. 9 in Southern California and No. 19 in the state.
In the win over Harbor, Ramall Goodrich hit seven of nine three-pointers and let Glendale with 26 points. Owen Duckworth added 23 and Jamar Eubanks, the WSC Player of the Week last week, had 11 points and 11 rebounds.
The Vaqueros compete in the Antelope Valley Tournament Friday through Sunday. They face host Antelope Valley, the No. 3 ranked team in state at 8-1, at 7 p.m. Frday.
The Vaqueros won the consolation title in the Desert Thanksgiving Classic Sunday with a 90-52 win over Moorpark College to improve to 5-2 this season. Glendale fell to Cochise College from Arizona 93-65 in an opening round game Friday and beat San Diego City College 74-65 Saturday.
Glendale is ranked No. 11 in southern California and hosts Imperial Valley College at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. They play in the Hartnell Classic Friday through Sunday in Salinas. The Vaqs play Cabrillo College at 6 p.m. Friday.