Salesian’s Mariya Moore rises in state rankings

The El Cerrito boys basketball team is headed to the North Coast Section Division III title game Saturday.
Mariya Moore

Partly due to the way she bounced back from a debilitating flu, Salesian star Mariya Moore moved up two spots in the rankings to become California’s third best player on Thursday.

“After the way she’s played since returning from a bad flu that sidelined her for two games at the Nike TOC and visibly slowed her at the West Jamboree, the solidly-built 5-foot-11 Louisville-bound wing has been like a woman amongst girls,” according to’s Harold Abend and Mark Tennis.

The website listed Moore as putting up season averages of 18.5 points, 9.4 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 3.8 steals per game.

UCLA-bound guard Jordin Canada of Windward, Los Angeles, tops the list, followed by Katie Lou Sameulson, the 6-3 phenom from Mater Dei, Santa Ana.

Check out the top 10 rankings here, where you can also read a more detailed explanation of why Moore is so darn good.


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