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State basketball honor for Hammell

By MICHAEL COIT
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Helping lead Cardinal Newman on a run to the state title game earned Corey Hammell an all-state honor.

Hammell was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Second Team for Division 4 Boys’ Basketball. Hammell was the leading scorer on the Cardinal Newman team reached the California Interscholastic Federation championship contest, falling to Pacific Hills.

Hammell also was the All-Empire Large School Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

Recognized for his rebounding and defense as well as scoring, Hammell played a major part in Cardinal Newman finishing 32-4, a record win total for Empire large school boys’ basketball.

Cardinal Newman boys basketball coach Tom Bonfigli earlier was recognized as the Cal-Hi Division 4 Boys Basketball Division 4 coach of the year.