Posted by Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit:
Former Montgomery High School standout Zac Tiedeman was selected the men’s most valuable player in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, and a pair of Sonoma State University players won all-league honors.
The Seawolves’ Steven Pratt was named to the CCAA men’s first team. Stephanie Barnes made the women’s all-league second team.
Tiedeman helped lead Humboldt State University to a share of the CCAA regular season title with Cal Poly Pomona, averaging12.5 points a game, handing out 4.4 assists and snagging 2.9 steals per contest. Tiedeman was a first team all-CCAA selection as a junior.
Carrying his strong play into the league playoffs, Tiedeman scored 12 and had a career-high 10 assists as Humboldt State held off Sonoma State in a first round CCAA playoff game Tuesday. The Lumberjacks now face Cal State San Bernardino Friday in Arcata, where the league semifinals and finals are being played.
Leading the Seawolves on Tuesday and throughout the season was Steve Pratt with 20 points and six assists.
The sophomore from Pleasanton was named to the all-league first team. Pratt led Sonoma State in scoring this season, averaging 14.2 points per contest, and was the Seawolves’ assists leader.
Pratt helped spark a late season Seawolves’ surge, including wins in three of the last four league games, to reach the playoffs. Twice he was named CCAA men’s basketball player of the week.
The Sonoma State women didn’t make the league playoffs after losing a coin flip to break a tie for the final spot.
Barnes was a leader on the young team, topping the Seawolves’ with 8.3 points a game and second in rebounding with 5.1 per contest. The senior from Analy High School in Sebastopol put up similar numbers during her two years at Sonoma State, after transferring from Cal State San Bernardino.