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Prep Notebook: PAC 8 basketball Defensive Player of the Year announces college commitment

Mission Prep’s Max Basile averaged 12 points per game for the Royals last season.
Mission Prep’s Max Basile averaged 12 points per game for the Royals last season. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Basile, Janzen commit to play at the next level

Mission Prep’s PAC 8 Defensive Player of the Year Max Basile announced last week he will be attending the University of Puget Sound to play basketball. Basile will also join the school’s track team as a high jumper.

The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 12 points-per-game for the PAC 8 co-champion Royals.

Basile will also join the track and field team of the private liberal arts school in Tacoma that competes in Division III. This season, Basile finished in second place at the Elks San Luis Obispo County Meet for the high jump and won two other events.

Basile chose Puget Sound over Seattle University, Emerson College (Boston) and Springfield College (Massachusetts) and hopes to major in communications.

“Very proud of (Max),” Mission Prep basketball coach Terrance Harris tweeted. “Hard work, dedication, and humility paying off.”

Morro Bay High tennis player Lynette Janzen also announced her signing to play at Tabor College in Kansas.

Janzen is a two-time team captain for the Pirates and had a 41-17 record in doubles play. In 2015, Janzen led her team to a 10-7 record.

“June is an excellent doubles player. She will add depth to that part of our team,” Tabor College head coach John Ruder said in a news release.

Tabor College, a private Christian liberal arts college owned by the Mennonite Brethren Church and located in Hillsboro, Kan., is a member of the NAIA.

Los Padres league title on the line

A Los Padres League title will be on the line when Morro Bay High and Santa Ynez take the court Tuesday.

Santa Ynez (10-0 Los Padres) has yet to lose. Senior Blake Lockhart leads the way with 277 kills for the Pirates from the south.

Morro Bay (9-1 Los Padres), whose only league loss came to Santa Ynez in five sets back on April 7, has won its past four in a row.

The Pirates to the north are led by big hitters Dustin Limon and Spencer Cecil, who are ranked second and third, respectively, in league kills and second and first, respectively, in total blocks.

Morro Bay needs to win to earn a share of the league title.

The Tribune will be on hand for the crucial game. Follow along on Twitter with me (@TravisDgibson). The game will start at 6 p.m., having been moved back from 5 p.m.

CIF Polls

Templeton softball lost twice last week to Lompoc (No. 4), but the Eagles held steady at the No. 6 spot in this week’s Division 5 CIF-Southern Section poll. Arroyo Grande (No. 6) and San Luis Obispo (No. 10) boys volleyball also stayed put in Division 3.

The Arroyo Grande boys tennis team kept winning, but dropped a spot in the polls, moving from No. 4 to No. 5 in Division 2.

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