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3: The Mustard seed: Though it is the smallest of all seeds, When it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” | From humble beginnings come great things.

4: Love. She will always be right by your side as u go thru life. she is your angel Quis, always remember that, I miss her , n how things were... it will be better in 2012.. Fam First..."

5: A GRANDMOTHERS CREED As I hold you in my arms for the first time, I look down at your innocent face As I hold you in my arms for the first time, I look down at your innocent face and tell you, "I am your Grandma" and I tell you what good friends we'll become. I promise you that My Heart will Always be a safe haven where my Love for you will know no obstacles. I will ALWAYS have Faith In You and Believe in You. My Home will Always Be Your Home. YOU ARE MY SECOND CHANCE, Sweet Innocent baby. My Second chance to bake cookies, and watch the sparkling anticipation in your eyes. My Second chance to sit and rock a baby to sleep in my arms, experiencing the tiny heart beating next to mine as you rest upon my chest. I Promise to be there with you when you need me to be and a source of strength when that's what you need from me. I Promise that you will hear more Yes' from me and fewer No's, BUT I will always honor and respect the place of your father, into who's care, God has placed you. I will never try to outshine or diminish his role in your life. We'll grow old together... I'll Just get there a little sooner. And someday, when I'm gone, You'll look back upon all the Times we shared and you'll smile. The word "Grandmother" Will ALWAYS hold a special place in your heart, just as YOU have Always held one in mine. (author unknown)

6: "We always trust (Johnson) to hit big shots and trust that it's going in no matter what,"

7: Johnson, SSF Edge Carlmont Junior guard's play in clutch lifts Warriors to comeback win, Taylor scores game-high 19 points as South City earns tight non-league win. By Zack Farmer December 19, 2010 The Score: South City 47, Carlmont 44. The Star: South San Francisco High's Marquis Johnson starred on both ends of the floor on Saturday afternoon. The junior guard scored 17 points, including the game-winning jumper, to go with eight steals in leading the host Warriors to a close non-league win. The Turning Point: With one minute to go in the contest, Carlmont's Josh Faulkner hit a 3-pointer from the right corner to give the Scots a 44-43 lead. But then South City's Marquis Johnson put the Warriors on his back. On the following possession, Johnson hit a jumper to put his team in front. Then he sealed the game with a block with 12 seconds to go. The Quote: "Marquis Johnson can do it all. I put a lot of responsibility on him. He's still learning." – South City coach Jorge Chevez, on his junior guard who starred in the Warriors' win over Carlmont. What's Next? South City takes a lengthy break and then heads to Southern California to play in the 16-team Tri-City Christian School Holiday Tournament in Vista. The Warriors play Hesperia Christian in the opening round on Dec. 28. The Bottom Line: South City's offense sputtered at times but the hosts were able to get the win over Carlmont. The Warriors missed many opportunities to increase or maintain their lead, especially in the second quarter when they scored a mere three points. ________________________________________________________________________ Four late points, a steal and a block by South San Francisco High junior guard Marquis Johnson delivered a 47-44 comeback win over visiting Carlmont in a non-league game on Saturday afternoon. "We always trust (Johnson) to hit big shots and trust that it's going in no matter what," said South City forward J Taylor. Carlmont took a 44-43 lead with 60 seconds remaining when Josh Faulkner hit a 3-pointer from the right corner. "I was thinking, 'Oh, here we go,'" said Johnson. "I know my team's going to pick it up." Johnson, then, took command of the game. Johnson, who finished with 17 points, hit an uncontested jumper with 43 seconds remaining to give the Warriors the lead. "We were kind of there," said Carlmont coach Dave Low. "I thought we could have tried to play a little more fundamentally sound, get our hand up, especially when we knew they were shooters." Johnson, who finished with eight steals, stole the ball on the ensuing Carlmont possession from James Testa near midcourt and took it in for the fast-break layup. "Marquise Johnson can do it all. I put a lot of responsibility on him. He's still learning," said South City coach Jorge Chevez. With 12 seconds left and Carlmont in need of a score, Johnson raced down and blocked a shot, sealing the win for South City. The Warriors trailed much of the second half and it was not until the fourth when South City's defense provided the difference. "South City puts a lot of pressure on you," said Dave Low. "We looked like we were a little befuddled and panicking a little against the pressure." South City trailed at halftime 23-22 after a dreadful second quarter in which the Warriors scored just three points. Their only field goal of period came on a Taylor layup with 1:40 remaining. "We missed a couple good shots and I told them to keep taking them and they're going to fall," said Chevez. "We've got some good shooters." Low said of the Warriors' second quarter, "I don't know if there was anything different defensively. To me, they had the same looks. It just wasn't going in for them." That lull came after a 19-point first quarter in which the Warriors jumped out to an early 8-0 lead and Taylor scored nine of his game-high 19 points. "He's our tone setter," Chevez said of Taylor. "When he plays hard and plays well, we usually win." The bulk of Carlmont's offense came from Testa, who scored all 12 Scot points in the second quarter and finished with 17. "I had two should-be starters sitting on the bench in the first quarter," said Low. "That was one of the reason things seemed to pick up a bit (in the second quarter)." ________________________________________________________________________

8: Everyone knows, you can’t really call it a complete meal without some bread and butter. So when talking about South City guard Marquis Johnson, Warriors head coach Jorge Chevez is quick to point out that, in No. 30’s absence, his team was missing something. “He’s our bread and butter,” Chevez said. “We played a tough preseason schedule and then he got hurt. And it (the injury) was worst than we thought, so we held him out the last two weeks of preseason. But ever since then, he’s come back and just flourished.” Perhaps saying that Johnson is the bread and butter isn’t fair — on a South City team that has won five of their last six games, Johnson is more like the main course. Over the last four league contests, Johnson has averaged 24 points a game, including a monster 28-point, 6-rebound, 5-assist and 3-steal game against a previously undefeated Aragon team. “It’s his senior year,” Chevez said, “so I think he senses some urgency.

9: He’s our floor general, he does everything for us — he can play the 1, the 2, if we asked him, he could probably play center. I mean, he does a really good job overall.” Last week, Johnson put up 20 points against Menlo- Atherton in a game where he scored 10 points in the fourth quarter alone. And last Friday against Westmoor he went off for 28 points to go with five rebounds and 10 assists. He also hit several clutch shots including a late overtime 3-pointer to send the game into double-OT. For his efforts, Johnson is the Daily Journal Athlete of the Week. “That’s what makes him special,” Chevez said of Johnson’s versatility. “He does it all for us and makes everyone else’s job easier. I don’t know where we’d be without him.” Johnson’s recent streak has the Warriors in third place in the Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division, twao games behind Half Moon Bay in the standings. If the Cougars beat Westmoor Wednesday night, they would eliminate South City from title contention. But if they were to lose and the Warriors handle Carlmont, then it would set up an intriguing matchup on the last game of the regular season, with a potential three-team tangle atop the standings.

10: i just wanna let u know that i am extremely proud of u, the way u handle yourself on n off the court. U have turned into the young man i dreamed u would be. Your grandma has to be sooo proud of u..

11: Surging Warriors down rival 49-46 to reach Peninsula Athletic League tournament title game; SSF set to face powerful Burlingame in tonight's final. By Scott Campbell February 19, 2011 The Score: South City 49, El Camino 46. The Star: South San Francisco High’s Marquis Johnson delivered a sensational second-half performance to lift the Warriors past their archrival in a Peninsula Athletic League tournament semifinal at Burlingame High. After not scoring a point in the opening half, Johnson heated up with 12 points in the third quarter, including three 3-pointers, and finished with a game-high 19 points on Friday afternoon. The Turning Point: El Camino overcame an 11-point, third-quarter deficit to take a 46-45 lead with 1:37 left in the game when Justin Tuason – who caught fire with three 3-pointers in the final period – drilled a shot from at least five feet beyond the 3-point line on the right wing. Then with the crowd going crazy, Tuason went up to challenge 6-foot-6 South City post Niles Smith’s shot at the other end and fouled him at the rim – and woofed his pleasure at the hard denial. Tuason was called for a foul and a technical, and Smith and Johnson combined to hit two of the ensuing four free throws to put South City in front with 1:25 remaining. El Camino lost the momentum and couldn’t recover. The Quote: “Inside, I was hoping we would. We were playing pretty good toward the end of the season. I hoped we’d have a chance to play for this.” – South City’s Marquis Johnson, on whether he thought the Warriors, who finished 2-8 in the PAL Bay Division, would advance to the league tournament’s championship game. What’s Next? South City (14-13) meets host Burlingame (23-3) today at 7:45 p.m. in the PAL tournament final. The Panthers, who beat Terra Nova 56-47 in Friday’s later semifinal, are the three-time defending tournament champions and went 10-0 to win the PAL Bay crown this season. Meanwhile, El Camino (16-10) awaits its placement in the Central Coast Section playoffs. The Bottom Line: No one could have predicted South City’s run to the PAL tournament final, but here the Warriors are – set to face Burlingame, which, of course, has been the consensus favorite from the first day of tryouts. Making the stunning three-day surge all the more enjoyable for the Warriors is the fact that they ousted their rival. Like Menlo-Atherton (South City’s quarterfinal victim), El Camino had beaten the Warriors twice in PAL Bay play. El Camino would have loved to have had a third shot at Burlingame, but the Colts appeared to get caught up in the emotion at the end of a tense semifinal and suffered a bitter defeat as a result.


15: "and when I went into the locker room to find him after the win, He was there. Emotional. Thinking about his Grandmother and how she wasn't there to share this with him..." He's so humble.

16: Sky's the limit for u.... stay focused and keep doing what u do....love u nephew

17: Great game last night son. You Got something special in you. Keep it up. -Dad | Awesome Job, Quis. Love Mom

18: "We've won 3 in a row, Quis has been KILLIN Em!"

19: "It's about time, who needs the NBA, when I get to watch the SSF WARRIORS..."

21: “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” Jim Valvano quotes (American basketball coach)

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