Athletes of the Week

Allison Wisdom, Buhach Colony; Travante Richard, Merced

Travante Richard

School: Merced

Sport: Basketball

Class: Senior

Position: Guard/Forward

The Week: Richard scored 18 points and pulled down six rebounds to help the Bears open Central California Conference play with a 50-44 win over Atwater.

Allison Wisdom

School: Buhach Colony

Sport: Basketball

Class: Senior

Position: Guard

The Week: Wisdom poured in 22 points to lead the Thunder to a 52-47 win over Gregori. Wisdom scored 15 of her points in the final 4 minutes and 17 seconds.

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