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Kalvin Mudrow

KALVIN MUDROW, Syracuse, boys basketball: The Titans lone returning starter, Mudrow is off to a fantastic start this season.

Last week he led Syracuse to three victories at the Panther Classic at West High, including a 63-62 victory over Herriman in the championship game.

In that title game, the 6-foot-6 forward recorded 19 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and a game-tying 3-pointer with 10 seconds remaining.

The night before against West, he was one assist away from a triple-double with 13 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists.

Eight games into the season for the 7-1 Titans, Mudrow is averaging 14.7 points, a 5A-best 11.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists.

Hes really kind of a key for most of what were doing. We run a lot of our stuff through him, said Syracuse coach Troy Anderson. If teams want to double team him hes an excellent passer. Hes an all-around player and he has to be dealt with.

LOSE FONUA, Granger, girls basketball: Lose Fonua is always the last to leave the gym, the locker room or the team bus.

She isnt bringing up the rear because shes slow.

She is just always making sure everyone else is taken care of, said Granger assistant Sarah Thomas. Shes a quiet kid, but she leads by example. She always takes that extra step to take care of her teammates, and the team follows her.

It doesnt hurt her ability to lead that the senior center/forward is almost unstoppable in the paint.

Against Box Elder, she was the big difference, said Thomas. She scored 19 points and had 21 rebounds. She dominated the paint.

During the teams road trip to St. George, the three-year starter and two-sport athlete (volleyball) earned three more double-doubles.