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Rob Diederichs, Shorewood boys basketball


Diederichs, a 6-foot-7 senior forward, led the Thunderbirds to a pair of impressive victories in WesCo South Division play. He piled up 28 points, eight rebounds and five steals as Shorewood pulled off a 51-48 upset of Mountlake Terrace, then ranked No. 2 in the state. He followed with 19 points, six rebounds and six assists in a 52-49 win over Mariner.


Christina Nzekwe, Chief Sealth girls basketball


Nzekwe, a 6-foot-4 sophomore forward, put together a quadruple-double in a lopsided victory over West Seattle, with 10 points, 10 assists, 12 steals and 17 rebounds as the top-ranked Seahawks improved to 4-0. She also had six points, 10 rebounds and six steals in a 53-36 win over a solid Seattle Prep team.


Decatur boys swim team


The Gators, coached by Rick Dennison, recorded eight state-qualifying times in cruising past Jefferson, last year’s Class 4A state champion, 118-68. Eric Matulich, Eric Johnson and Seamus Alger each had a pair of state-qualifying times and were part of two relays with state marks.


Stars of the week are selected by The Seattle Times staff and published Tuesdays, but can be chosen only once each sports season. Nominations may be e-mailed by Sunday night to sports@seattletimes.com with name, school and accomplishments.