Inland Empire: Athletes of the Week

Daaron Flagg, Hesperia Sultana, Jr.

The 6-foot-5 small forward has been a key figure on the Sultans' run to their first Mojave River boys’ basketball title. He’s averaging 23.3 points and 12 rebounds with one nonleague game remaining tonight at Barstow. Sultana (19-4, 10-2) finished 0-23 two years ago.

Kodi Lavrusky, Yucaipa, Jr.

Scored two goals Tuesday in a 2-1 victory against Redlands East Valley, putting the Thunderbirds in position to clinch at least share the league title with a victory Thursday against Rialto Eisenhower. Lavrusky, who committed to Stanford last month, has 21 goals in 16 games this season. She scored 44 as a freshman and 32 last season.