All-Conference Hoops Honors for Former Empire Standouts

Posted By Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit:

Onetime top Empire prep basketball players have earned all-conference honors for the Santa Rosa Junior College men and women.

For the men's basketball team, Kevin Aronis, who is from Analy High, was named to the Big 8 Conference First Team. Honorable mention recognition went to Max Fujii, also out of Analy, and Bobby Sharp, from Cardinal Newman.

Another former Analy standout Jen Tsurumoto was named the women's Most Valuable Player of the Big 8 Conference. Ashley Morgan, from Maria Carrillo, and Anandi Jimenez, out of Montgomery, were named to the all-conference team.

Both squads won Big 8 Conference titles this season.
Going into the state playoffs at 24-5, the Bear Cubs men are ranked third in the state and second in northern California.
Defending state champions, the Santa Rosa women are 11th in the CCCAA rankings and fifth in the northern California poll, with a 22-6 overall record.