Cuesta College men’s basketball player Donovin Townsend and women’s basketball player Madison Collins were selected as the school’s athletes of the month for December.
Townsend took on a starting role in December and averaged 12.9 points and 3.2 assists per game. He shot a team-high 42.2 percent from behind the 3-point line during that stretch.
Townsend, a 5-foot-10 sophomore guard from Modesto, also leads the Cougars with 17 steals.
Cuesta (7-11) opens Western State Conference play at 5 p.m. Saturday against Santa Barbara inside Cuesta Gym.
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On the women’s side, Collins has been one of the key cogs in the Cougars’ success this winter.
A 5-9 freshman forward from Australia, Collins is averaging team highs of 16.3 points and 9.8 rebounds per contest, to go with 2.7 assists and 3.2 steals.
Cuesta (11-7) is scheduled to begin Western State Conference play at 7 p.m. Saturday against Santa Barbara.