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Vote now: Who should be SBLive’s Southern California High School Athlete of the Week (Feb. 14-20)?

Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Southern California High School Athlete of the Week for Feb. 14-20 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff.

Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Southern California High School Athlete of the Week for Feb. 14-20 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Monday, Feb. 28. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveca.


Editor’s Note: Our Athlete of the Week feature and corresponding poll is intended to be fun, and we do not set limits on how many times a fan can vote during the competition. However, we do not allow votes that are generated by script, macro or other automated means. Athletes that receive votes generated by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.

Samantha Maldonado, San Fernando girls basketball: Maldonado had 16 points and 21 rebounds on Wednesday’s win over Sun Valley Poly.

Citlali Salazar, Crenshaw girls basketball: Salazar had 29 points, five rebounds, five assists, and four steals against Legacy.

Sophie Marriner, Laguna Beach girls basketball: Marriner stuffed the stat sheet with 14 points, 17 rebounds, five steals and four assists.

Ryann Riddle, La Salle girls basketball: Riddle had 14 points, 17 rebounds, and two blocks against Twentynine Palms on Wednesday.

Emma Dudley, Brentwood School girls basketball: Dudley had 16 points and ten steals in Wednesday’s win over Mary Star of the Sea.

Katherine Csiszar, Louisville girls basketball: Csiszar had 12 points, 19 rebounds and four blocks to help the Royals get past Redlands East Valley in the D3-A playoffs.

Blessing McBride, Knight girls basketball: McBride had 29 points, 13 rebounds, and four assists in a loss to San Bernardino.

Lauren Pagtakhan, Heritage girls basketball: Pagtakhan had 29 points, making five of eight three-pointers, in a win over Bishop Diego.

Kristan Yumul, Oxnard girls basketball: Yumul had 21 points, six rebounds, six assists, and three steals in Wednesday’s win over Westlake.

David Groner, Trabut V’ Torah boys basketball: Groner had 23 points to help the Lions beat Hillcrest Christian by 15 points on Tuesday.

Tyler Howard, Canyon boys basketball: Howard had a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds in a playoff win over Riverside King.

Jason Robinson, Riverside Prep boys basketball: Robinson had 21 points, 11 rebounds, and four steals in Friday’s win over Temecula Prep.

Tyler Williams, Bishop Diego boys basketball: Williams had 27 points and eight rebounds in Friday’s D3-A playoff win over Bell Gardens.

Jaeden Robley, University City boys basketball: Robley had 19 points, 14 rebounds, and four assists to help the Centurions take down Olympian in the play the Division 2 play-in game last week.

Mekhi Sidney, Mount Miguel boys basketball: Sidney had 23 points to help the Matadors close out O’Farrell Charter in the playoffs last week.

Marley Gonzalez, Escondido Charter boys basketball: Gonzalez had 15 points, 22 rebounds, and nine steals in a round one victory over Clairemont.

JJ Bartelloni, Torrey Pines boys basketball: Bartelloni finished with 27 points and knocked down seven three-pointers to help the Falcons beat Cathedral Catholic on Saturday night.

Camden McCormick, Francis Parker boys basketball: McCormick had 29 points and 14 rebounds to help the Lancers hold off El Camino in Saturday’s quarterfinal game.

Jaden Matusalem, Mt. Carmel boys basketball: Matusalem had 39 points to help push the Sundevils past Patrick Henry on Saturday night.

Chase Newman, Ramona boys basketball: Newman had 34 points and 12 rebounds in last week’s dominating win over Central.

Camrien Hunt, Steele Canyon boys basketball: Hunt had 28 points and 12 rebounds, making nine of ten free throws, to help the Cougars beat Point Loma last week.