On the basketball court, Michael Costa made the jump from good player to great player between his sophomore and junior season. He was put on the Mother Lode League first-team and was Bret Harte’s most consistent player.
“His year was great,” said Bret Harte head coach Brian Barnett. “Our all-league selection said a lot. He had a lot of big success with 25-plus points early in the year. So when it came time for teams to vote for all-league, it showed what their priority was when they faced us and how good of a player he was. He was one of only a couple of juniors that made all-league. He’s going to be a leader for us next year and we look for him to keep getting better.”
Costa scored 334 points last season for an average of 13.9 points per game. He also pulled down 96 boards, dished 40 assists and collected eight steals.
In a 47-41 home victory over Amador, Costa led Bret Harte with 15 points, while pulling down five rebounds, collecting one steal and dishing one assist.
On the baseball diamond, Costa hit .290 and had an on-base percentage of .395. He collected 20 hits, knocked in 13 runs and scored 13 times. Costa drew nine walks, was hit by three pitches, stole 10 bases and had a fielding percentage of .881.
Costa enjoyed hitting against Sonora. In three games, the junior went 7 for 9 with six RBIs and three runs scored.