Cal-Hi Sports Stat Stars of the Week
February, 2, 2012
By Paul Muyskens & Harold Abend | ESPN.com
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Tehachapi’s Cory Lange nets a 45-point game, then does even better with 48.
Another boy to score 48 last week was L.A. Franklin’s Zachary Hinton.
For the girls, triple-doubles were the story with one player – Cajon’s Dejaunee Brooks – who is now averaging a triple-double.
Note: We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school basketball totals in California. We use these as the basis for updating the state record book, which has been published seven times, most recently in the spring of 2009. To report a state stat star of your own, please email highlights to Mark.Tennis@espn.com.
(After games of Saturday, Jan. 28 and some games as of Tuesday, Jan. 31)
Joel Anderson (Banning, Wilmington)
For the ninth time this season, Anderson scored at least 30 points in a game and he finished with just that in a 72-52 Marine League win over King-Drew. Earlier in the week, he scored 34 points in a 59-44 win for the Pilots over Carson.
Aaric Armstead (Bullard, Fresno)
The 6-foot-5 senior scored 33 points, with 26 coming in the first half, as the Knights defeated Edison of Fresno 85-67. Aaric had 21 points against San Joaquin Memorial in a 66-65 setback.
Jay Dutra (Rock Academy, San Diego)
He did it all with the rock in the Warriors’ 86-61 win over Maranatha Christian as he scored 19 points, had 14 assists and collected 10 steals to record a triple-double.
Alex Fertig (Buchanan, Clovis)
It was a solid week for Fertig, who has to be a candidate for the Fresno Bee’s Player of the Year. He scored 30 points and had 10 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks as the Bears beat a very scrappy Clovis West team 64-57. Alex came back to score 22 points and the coach’s son, Ryan Swain, added 21 points in a 81-59 win against Clovis.
Josh Flanagan (Valley Christian, Roseville)
The Lions had their highest point total of the season and he led the way with a game-high 32 points in a 107-68 win over Wilton Christian in Sacramento Metro Athletic League action.
Tucker Forbes (Stevenson, Pebble Beach)
The 6-foot-8, 210-pounder makes another appearance in this feature after a huge double-double of 40 points and 11 rebounds with four steals in a 66-48 win over Marina.
Isaac Hamilton (St. John Bosco, Bellflower)
Scoring 30 hard earned points, it wasn't enough for the Braves to prevent a 86-71 loss at state No. 1 Mater Dei of Santa Ana.
Marvelle Harris (Eisenhower, Rialto)
Playing for 2009 State Coach of the Year Steve Johnson, Harris helped the Eagles win their eighth game in a row with 33 points in a 79-38 win over Fontana. He is averaging more than 24 points per game on the season.
Tyler Harris (Bakersfield Christian, Bakersfield)
His 41 points was just a team-high as the Eagles suffered a 98-84 loss at Tehachapi, which got 48 points in the game from Cory Lange.
Zachary Hinton (Franklin, Los Angeles)
Helping the Panthers move to 7-0 in Northern League play, he scored 48 points and grabbed 22 rebounds in a 62-60 win over Wilson of Los Angeles.
Max Huff (Kelseyville)
Huff continues to be tough on opponents and makes another appearance in this feature after an 18 point, 20-rebound performance in a 56-38 win over Willits. It was the 14th double-double of the season for the 6-foot-5 senior.
Jimmy Jackson (Cypress)
One of the top scorers in Orange County, Jackson made 14 free throws and finished with 39 points in a win over Valencia of Placentia.
Theo Johnson (Franklin, Elk Grove)
Despite scoring a game-high 37 points, it wasn't enough for his team to get a win over Barry Ogalue and Laguna Creek as the Wildcats suffered a 75-66 loss in Delta Valley Conference action.
Erik Kinney (Sacramento)
Putting together an impressive performance on the road, Kinney scored 33 points as the Dragons defeated Burbank 81-71 in Metro Conference play.
Cory Lange (Tehachapi)
The ESPNHS West Region Player of the Week scored 45 points and had 12 rebounds, four steals and two assists in a 76-63 win over Taft. Caleb Lopez also led Taft with 35 points in a losing effort. Cory stayed hot for the week as he tied a school record and had a CIF Central Section season-high of 48 points in a wild 98-84 win over Bakersfield Christian.
Kenny Love (Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa)
Junior Love didn’t show any love at all to Rancho Cotate of Rohnert Park after he blitzed them for 30 points in a 68-39 victory.
Dalton Mosser (Foothills Christian, El Cajon)
Before tossing in 34 points and 12 rebounds in a win over San Diego Calvary Christian, Mosser had his best performance earlier in the week when he scored 44 points in a 88-70 win over San Diego Academy.
Mamadou Ndiaye (Brethren Christian, Huntington Beach)
You should expect this 7-foot-5 junior to be listed here every week as he scored 30 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in a 62-48 win over Whitney of Cerritos.
Will Nelson (Mt. Whitney, Visalia)
The 6-foot-5 senior continues to lead Mt. Whitney toward a West Yosemite League title as he scored 39 points in a 72-54 win over Redwood of Visalia and then scored 25 points against Golden West.
Barry Ogalue (Laguna Creek, Elk Grove)
He didn't outscore fellow stat star Theo Johnson, but his team-high 34 points was enough for his team to get a 75-66 win over Franklin of Elk Grove.
Trevor Priest (Santa Teresa, San Jose)
The 6-foot-6 senior had a season-high 32 points but his team fell short in a 56-52 loss to crosstown Leland. Priest came back in the next game to hit for 29 points in a 66-58 victory over Campbell Westmont.
Kendall Smith (Deer Valley, Antioch)
The athletic junior guard poured in 32 points to lead the host Wolverines to a 80-74 win over Freedom of Oakley.
Chris Sterling (Delano)
He scored a game-high of 3l points and pulled down 14 rebounds in a 51-31 win over Cesar Chavez of Delano and then scored 23 points and had 14 rebounds in a 48-43 win over Granite Hills of Porterville.
E.J. Twyman (Elsinore, Lake Elsinore)
The top reported scorer in the Inland Empire with more than 26 points per game had 32 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists when the Tigers defeated Paloma Valley of Menifee 76-52.
Grant Verhoeven (Central Valley Christian, Visalia)
Verhoeven’s accomplishments might sound like a broken record, but he continues to be a steady performer as he scored 35 points and had 14 rebounds, three blocks and four steals in a 67-35 win over Immanuel of Reedley. Grant came back with 21 points and 20 rebounds in a 56-43 win over Coalinga.
Note: From the files of Central Section historian Bob Barnett, longtime coach Mark Hutson of Wasco reached a milestone of 500 wins as Wasco beat Arvin 51-35 in a league game. Hutson previously coached at Bakersfield and Taft. Austin Parten had 15 points to lead the Tigers.
LaShay Alexander (Foothill, Bakersfield)
LaShay showed the way with 31 points and 21 rebounds to lead the Trojans past Mira Monte of Bakersfield 62-57.
Breanna Alford (Miramonte, Orinda)
The 5-foot-10 sophomore forward was one of five girls in double figures for the 21-0 team’s 93-62 win over Dublin. She was the only one with a double-double, however, finishing with 18 points and 16 rebounds.
Connie Ballestero (Villa Park)
Nearly outscoring El Modena of Orange on her own, Ballestero scored 34 points for the Spartans in a 53-35 Century League win.
Halie Bergman (Turlock Christian, Turlock)
Just a few games after setting her career-high with 37 points, this junior forward set a new career-high with 41 in a 72-13 win for the Eagles over Gustine in Southern League play.
Sophie Bhasin & Dejaunee Brooks (Cajon, San Bernardino)
Bhasin has been filling up the stat sheet and racking up the triple-doubles as she got another in a 99-31 win over San Gorgonio with 38 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists before scoring 29 points, grabbing 12 rebounds and having 12 assists in a 88-61 win over Pacific. On the year, she is averaging 24.5 points, 8.6 assists and 11.7 rebounds a game. Brooks, meanwhile, isn't scoring as many points as her teammate but she is averaging a triple-double as she has scored 12.8 points per game to go along with 10.8 assists and 10.4 rebounds. In the two games last week, Brooks scored 16 points to go with 11 rebounds and 16 assists against San Gorgonio and then she had 18 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds against Pacific.
Kelsey Brockway (Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates)
Setting a career-high with 36 points, Brockway nearly outscored Leuzinger of Lawndale by herself as the Sea Kings rolled to a 74-38 road win.
Destinee Brown (Westchester, Los Angeles)
For the second time this season, Brown recorded a triple-double as she scored 15 points, blocked 11 shots and had 10 steals in a 50-47 win over University in Western League play.
Raven Caldwell (Kennedy, Richmond)
Raven was busy as a bird, finishing with 24 points, 16 rebounds, six steals and four assists, but her team fell 68-57 to John Swett of Crockett.
Michelle Curry (St. Bernard's, Playa del Rey)
Just a sophomore, she put on an impressive performance in a 74-57 win over St. Anthony of Long Beach as she recorded a triple-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals.
Celia Duran (Estancia, Costa Mesa)
Helping the Eagles remain undefeated in Orange Coast League play, she scored 34 points and hit a late 3-pointer as the Eagles defeated Costa Mesa 61-60.
Drew Edelman (Menlo School, Atherton)
The double-double machine drew some consideration for State Athlete of the Week honors after her recent performances. Her 24 points and 15 rebounds in a 53-28 win over Notre Dame (San Jose) was her 11th-straight double-double and 18th this season. Earlier this season,, Edelman had 33 rebounds in a win over American Canyon.
Haleigh Filer (Capital Christian, Sacramento)
She filled up the basket with 30 points, but her teammates only added another 13 in a 44-43 loss to West Campus of Sacramento in Golden Empire League play.
Nicole Handloser (Calvary Christian Academy, Chula Vista)
She had a big hand in two wins last week as she scored 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a 54-39 win over Lutheran and then scored 32 points in a 64-25 win over Foothills Christian.
Gretchan Harrigan (Casa Grande, Petaluma)
The Gauchos’ 23-1 record is the best start in school history and this 5-foot-9 senior has been a big part of the success. Last week in a 69-35 victory over crosstown arch-rival Petaluma, Harrigan led the way with 32 points.
Dashayla Johnson (Tulare Western)
The standout sophomore scored 36 points and had five steals and four assists in a 67-62 losing effort against Monache of Porterville.
Priscilla Lopez (Bethel Baptist, Santa Ana)
Showing why she is the Warriors’ captain, she scored 34 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in a 52-34 win over Liberty Christian of Huntington Beach.
Erica McCall (Ridgeview, Bakersfield)
The 6-foot-3 junior had three huge outings from last week. First, she had 33 points, 25 rebounds and seven blocks in a blow-out win over West of Bakersfield. Next came 22 points in a 53-13 win over Mira Monte. Erica then set a school record with 46 points to go with 19 rebounds and 13 assists in a 77-57 non-league win over Rollings Hills Prep of San Pedro.
Jordan Minor (Cornerstone Christian, Antioch)
The freshman had outstanding back-to-back games with 31 and 29 points in 45-42 and 66-17 wins over Santa Rosa’s Summerfield Waldorf and Redwood Adventist, respectively.
Rachel Nagel (Whitney, Cerritos)
It may have come in a heart-breaking 66-64 loss to much bigger school Palisades but this talented sophomore had a big night as she scored 40 points for the second time this season while grabbing 14 rebounds.
Mar-Jana Phillips (Rolling Hills Prep, San Pedro)
She scored a team-high 31 points but it wasn't enough against fellow stat star Erica McCall and Ridgeview as her team suffered a 77-57 defeat.
Sydney Porter (Nevada Union, Grass Valley)
Normally 18 points isn't enough on its own to get you listed here but her team-high 18 points led the way in a 44-42 road win over Del Oro of Loomis that ended the Golden Eagles’ 63-game Sierra Foothill League winning streak. Del Oro's last league loss was back in 2006.
Briteesha Solomon (Mission Bay, San Diego)
Recording two triple-doubles last week, this talented junior guard had 30 points, 14 rebounds and 13 steals in a 85-29 win over Lincoln and 21 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists in a 69-17 win for the Buccaneers over University City.
Hanna Tabron (Christopher, Gilroy)
Hannah posted a triple-double and her team needed every bit of it in a 47-46 victory over Seaside. The 6-foot junior finished with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 12 steals. Earlier in the week, she had a double-double with 32 points (season-high) and 11 rebounds in a 55-38 win over Watsonville.
Tiara Tucker (Brookside Christian, Stockton)
The sophomore point guard maintained her scoring average near the 30 ppg mark with 30 on the button and also handed out 11 assists as the Division V state title contending Knights beat Jim Elliot Christian of Lodi earlier this week 90-29.