Girls Athlete of the Week: Madison Manning of Flintridge Prep

Published : Sunday, February 25, 2018 | 5:09 AM

Madison Manning

Name: Madison Manning
School: Flintridge Prep
Grade: Junior
Sport: Basketball
Position: Forward/Center

Accomplishment(s): Manning had a combined 11 points in CIF-SS Division 3A playoff victories over Cerritos and Oxford Academy on Wednesday and Saturday, respectively. That doesn’t sound like much, right? Well, Manning’s production and value comes from much that you’d never see in a stat sheet. Most importantly, she was tasked with slowing down in some form or fashion Austyn Masuno on Saturday night. Masuno, the 6-foot-2 Oxford Academy star dwarfed the 5’8″ Manning and averages 23 points and 11 rebounds per game. Manning, though, held Masuno to just 13 points on Saturday night and kept her off balance throughout to help the Rebels earn a 45-40 victory over the top-seeded Patriots in the CIF-SS Division 3A semifinals. Prep defeated two teams this week that entered their games with the Rebels with a combined record of 52-5. They will face Beverly Hills this weekend for the CIF-SS Division 3A championship.