Three older players regularly do well for the St. Monica boys basketball team, but a fourth, sophomore Troy Whiteto, is becoming prominent too.
Whiteto, who is 6-foot-1, is described by Coach Tony Depa as a great athlete who is exceptionally smart. Whiteto had his best game with 19 points in a recent 75-52 win over Cantwell-Sacred Heart.
The Mariners are frequently led by Ryan Feathersron, Ryan Capiro, and Richard Gibson.
St. Monica is second in the Camino Real League with a 5-1 record and is 13-9 overall.
St. Monica hasn’t won a league championship since 1990 and recently lost at home to first place La Salle, 66-60. The Mariners had a seven-point lead in the fourth quarter and a two-point lead with 30 seconds left but couldn’t close it out.
“That was hard to take,” said Depa.
St. Monica will be home Friday at 7 p.m. on Senior Night against third-place St. Paul.
The St. Monica girls team has a 2-2 league record and is 13-10 overall following a 50-46 loss to Cantwell-Sacred Heart and a 44-40 loss to Gahr Saturday in the Extravaganza at Santa Monica High.
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