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Damien boys basketball SF Kaleb Smith voted SBLive’s Southern California High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Damien boys basketball small forward Kaleb Smith for being voted SBLive’s Southern California High School Athlete of the Week for March 7-13!
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Congratulations to Damien boys basketball small forward Kaleb Smith for being voted SBLive’s Southern California High School Athlete of the Week for March 7-13!

The senior led Damien with 23 points in Friday's CIF State Division I Championship over Clovis North, 65-67.

Smith received 53.88% of the vote, beating out Scripps Ranch's Lamont Wilkerson who finished second with 23.39% of the vote. Sage Hill's Emily Eadie finished third with 18.1% and Sage Hill's Isabel Gomez finished fourth with 1.21%. There were over 13,000 votes tallied this week! 

We are currently accepting Southern California Athlete of the Week nominations. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email athleteoftheweek@scorebooklive.comor message us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveca.

Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of March 7-13:

Juju Watkins, Sierra Canyon girls basketball: Watkins had 29 points and 15 rebounds in Tuesday's win over Etiwanda and followed it up with 23 points, 19 rebounds, six assists, six blocks and three steals in the state championship game against Archbishop Mitty.

Audrey Chen, La Salle girls basketball: Chen scored a game-high 13 points for the Lancers in the CIF State Division III Championship game.

Skye Belker, Windward girls basketball: Belker had 21 points in Friday's CIF State Division 1 Championship game loss to Salesian.

Maya Stokes, Windward girls basketball: Stokes added 15 points for Windward in Friday's loss.

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Sierra Morris, Imperial girls basketball: Morris finished with 11 points and eight rebounds in Saturday's loss to Branson in the CIF State Division IV Championship game.

Isabel Gomez, Sage Hill girls basketball: Gomez led all scorers with 14 points and also had 11 rebounds in Saturday's CIF State Division II Championship win over San Joaquin Memorial.

Emily Eadie, Sage Hill girls basketball: Eadie had 13 points and 11 rebounds in the win over San Joaquin Memorial.

Tyler Terry, Chaffey boys basketball: Terry scored a team-high 13 points in Chaffey's loss to Stuart Hall in the CIF State Division V Championship game.

Tyler Hunt, Venice boys basketball: Hunt led Venice with 22 points in the CIF State Division III Championship game loss to Pleasant Valley.

Oscar Lopez, Venice boys basketball: Lopez knocked down five three-pointers and had 15 points in the loss for Venice.

Spivey Word, Damien boys basketball: Word scored 11 points in the first half on his way to finishing with 17 points against Clovis North.

RJ Smith, Damien boys basketball: The Colorado-signee added 15 points for Damien in their State Championship win.

Lamont Wilkerson, Scripps Ranch boys basketball: Wilkerson scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Falcons to the CIF State Division IV Championship.

Jax Leatherwood, Scripps Ranch boys basketball: Leatherwood scored seven points and blocked eight shots in the win over Justin-Siena.

Cruz Billings, Foothill boys basketball: Billings scored a game-high 23 points in Saturday's loss to Elk Grove in the CIF State Division II Championship game.

Donovan Dent, Corona Centennial boys basketball: Dent led Centennial with 21 points in Saturday's CIF State Open Division Championship win over Modesto Catholic.