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Lynwood's Chace Holley is SBLive Southern California Athlete of the Week (2/19/2024)

Sophomore guard puts up big numbers in win over Warren before his fans put up much bigger digits to vote him in as the weekly award winner

Chace Holley is no second fiddle. 

Yes, the 6-foot-1 sophomore guard at Lynwood is the second leading scorer for the Knights, but he's one of the top  sophomore players in the Southland. Evidently, he's one of the more popular ones also. 

Holley scored 18 points and added 19 rebounds and seven assists in the team's 103-34 Southern Section Division 3A win over Warren on Feb. 7.  

The big performance put him on a SBLive Sports top performance list, which propelled him to really put up some huge numbers from fans. 

He recorded a whopping 95 percent of the votes to secure him the SBLive Southern California Athlete of the Week award for games played between Feb. 5-11.  

For the season, Holley averages 18.5 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game. He plays alongside with one of the nation's leading scorers, Jason Crowe Jr., who averages better than 37 points per game. 

The Knights, who have broke the 100-point barrier six times this season, average 86.9 points per game.  

Lynwood (21-10) lost to Alemany (77-71) in last week's 3A semifinals but will advance to the CIF SoCal Regional starting next week. 

Lynwood is the defending state Division 5 champion after beating the Sierra Chieftains, 89-58, when Holley had 24 points and a team-high six rebounds, while making 10 of 14 shots. (See video above in the final moments and aftermath of that victory). 

Chace Holley (3) goes up high in the state finals last season at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

Chace Holley (3) goes up high in the state finals last season at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

Other finalists for the award. 

Tyrone Riley, St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy: Riley had 28 points and 12 rebounds in Friday's playoff win against Mater Dei.

Jadon Pierce, Yucca Valley: Pierce had 20 points and 11 rebounds in a first-round playoff win against Fontana.

Brady Jones, Murrieta Valley: Jones had 30 points and 10 rebounds in a playoff win against Chaminade.

Charles Knight, Valley View: Knight had 36 points in a 74-73 playoff win against South Pasadena.

JJ Sanchez, Montgomery: Sanchez had 27 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals in a 55-47 win over Mater Dei Catholic.

Grant Stewart, Point Loma: Stewart had 19 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists in a win over Crawford.

Jayden Gray, Victory Christian Academy: Gray averaged 21 points, five assists and four steals across three games last week.

Raymound Hourani, Mt. Carmel: Hourani averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds per game across three games for the Sun Devils last week.

Chase Newman, Ramona: Newman had 25 points in a win over Rancho Bernardo, surpassing 2,000 career points and had 30 points in a win against Del Norte.

Sierra Maxwell, Heritage: Maxwell had 43 points, 16 steals, 12 assists and 11 rebounds in a win over Twentynine Palms.

Kayla Boozer, South Pasadena: Boozer had 13 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks in a playoff win over Glendora.

Madeleine De Kodia, Aquinas: De Kodia had 28 points, five rebounds, five steals, three assists and three blocks in a three-point win over Yucca Valley.

Carrington Davis, Rialto: Davis had 37 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and six steals in a playoff win against Roosevelt.

Sydney Peterson, San Juan Hills: Peterson had a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds in a victory over Rosary Academy.

Skyler Knight, Ventura: Knight had 34 points, 10 rebounds and four steals in a win over Camarillo.

Piper Lenihan, Santa Fe Christian: Lenihan had 31 points, eight rebounds, eight steals, and five assists in a win over Tri-City Christian.

Alana Hoskins, El Camino: Hoskins had 21 points, 16 rebounds, six blocks and five assists in a win against Canyon Crest.

Maddie Moeller, Cathedral Catholic: Moeller had 28 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Bishop's.

Mahliya Wilson, Bonita Vista: Wilson had 29 points and right rebounds in a victory over Olympian.