Mar 18, 2015 6:07 PM by Ross Field
The high school basketball season ended in celebration for the Liberty Christian boys. Part of the reason? The play of Subway Scholar Athlete Jonathan Treat who's proven to not only be champion on the court, but off it as well. Action News Now's Ross Field filed this report.
"This is a pretty good feeling right now," said Todd Franklin, Liberty Christian's basketball coach. "I'm very proud of the kids."
Long considered a great program, Liberty Christian has won several NSCIF titles but never a Northern California championship. That changed Tuesday night with a 56-34 victory over Paradise Adventist Academy in the NorCal Div-VI title game. An accomplishment that never would have happened without Jonathan Treat.
"He was great, with his rebounding and scoring inside," added Franklin.
21 points and 12 rebounds, a stat line reflective of a hard worker who simply refuses to take any credit.
Treat says, "I keep focus on God and he just keeps me mentally strong, just to keep my head in the game all the time."
Treat is a transfer student from Colorado, arriving at Liberty Christian two years ago. And now he's a Norcal D-6 champion. What a way to cap off a prep career.
"It feels amazing, I can't even describe it," said Treat.
While basketball may be over for now, Treat's future looks just as bright as his game. He's a 3.6 student with an idea of what's to come.
"I'm thinking about going to Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding. I wan to pursue some kind of missions and ministry," said Treat.
Wherever life's journey takes him, one thing's for sure, Treat will always be able to say he was a big reason why Liberty Christian captured the first-ever NorCal Div-VI boys basketball title.
"I've had good seasons, but this is the best season I could ever even dream of," said Treat.
Jonathan Treat is our Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week.
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