Former Glendora boys basketball star Dominic Tiger-Cortes is earning his keep at Haskel Indian Nations University, a NAIA school in Lawrence, Kan.
One of the most-asked questions I’ve received lately has been what happened to Dominic Tiger-Cortes?
The 2008 area boys basketball player of the year, who almost single-handedly led Glendora to the CIF-Southern Section divisional semifinals last season, is alive and doing well in Lawrence, Kan. The slick-shooting guard, who demonstrated phenomenal range from the outside is seeing minutes for Haskell Indian Nations University, a NAIA school that is part of the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Association.
Tiger-Cortes has played in five of the Fightin’ Indians 12 games, averaging 3.2 points per game. He’s made six of 16 shots and has a season-high of six points. Tiger-Cortes is 4 of 12 from behind the 3-point arc. HINU is 4-11 entering conference play.
Former Bishop Amat star Kristen McCarthy, seen here last season, is having a solid season at Temple University.
Freshmen are usually expected to be seen, but not heard.
Then there’s Kristen McCarthy, the former Bishop Amat girls basketball star who is making her mark at Temple University despite her freshman status.
The former two-time area player of the year is off to a solid collegiate career, helping the Owls to a 5-3 start.
McCarthy has played in all eight games, starting one and is averaging 7.8 points per game. She is also averaging four rebounds per contest and has 11 assists in eight games. McCarthy is coming off a solid effort against Toledo on Dec. 10, scoring 12 points to help the Owls to a 73-46 victory.