SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The future is now at Santa Barbara High School. Sophomore sensation Amber Melgoza was honored as the CIF Division 3-AA Player of the Year. She has averaged over 22 points per game and almost 8 rebounds per contest while leading the Dons to Friday's State Championship game.
Andrew Butcher was named CIF Division 3-AA Coach of the Year as he has guided the Dons to its first-ever CIF and SoCal Regional Championships. The Dons have won a school-record 30 games against just 5 losses.
Joining Melgoza on the All-CIF Team is Dons senior Desirea Coleman. She is averaging over 11 points per game and more than 5 assists for the Dons.
Santa Barbara plays Modesto Christian at 2 p.m. on Friday in Sacramento.
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