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Friday, March 2, 2012
Updated Girls BB Career Scoring Leaders

By Mark Tennis

Poly, Pasadena Poly, Michelle Miller
Michelle Miller of Pasadena Poly has been among the state scoring leaders for four straight years.
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According to the Cal-Hi Sports state record book, which has been published seven times, Michelle Miller of Pasadena Poly puts herself in the No. 5 position.

As a salute to the outstanding career of senior Michelle Miller of Pasadena Poly, who will play next at Princeton (yes, her grades are that good, too), we decided to spend some time compiling an updated list of the all-time career scoring leaders in California girls basketball.

It’s a great list because it contains some of the greatest players in the history of women’s basketball – led by Cheryl Miller, Diana Taurasi and Lisa Leslie -- not just California high schools.

Here is the new, updated list:

3,837 - Charde Houston, San Diego, 2001-2004
3,446 - Cheryl Miller, Riverside Poly, 1979-1982
3,374 - Danielle Orsillo, Oroville Las Plumas, 2002-2005
3,346 - Courtney Paris, Modesto Christian 2002 & Piedmont 2003-2005
3,331 - Michelle Miller, Pasadena Polytechnic, 2009-2012
3,325 - Brandi Collato, Solana Beach Santa Fe Christian, 1998-2001
3,252 - Candice Wiggins, La Jolla Country Day, 2001-2004
3,188 - Terri Mann, San Diego Pt. Loma, 1984-1987
3,168 - Jacki Gemelos, Stockton St. Mary's, 2003-2006
3,089 - Danielle Viglione, Fair Oaks Bella Vista 1990 & Fair Oaks Del Campo 1991-1993
3,069 - Giulianna Mendiola, Lake Forest El Toro, 1997-2000
3,047 - Diana Taurasi, Chino Don Lugo, 1997-2000
2,938 - Nikki Blue, Bakersfield West, 1999-2002
2,896 - Lisa Leslie, Inglewood Morningside, 1987-1990
2,875 - Layshia Clarendon, San Bernardino Cajon, 2006-2009
2,863 - Maylana Martin, Perris, 1993-96
2,840 - Rebeccah Gardner, Chino Hills Ayala, 2005-2008
2,831 - Krista Warren, Cloverdale, 1996-99
2,826 - Alissa Murphy, San Diego University & San Diego Scripps Ranch, 1993-96
2,798 - Michelle Palmisano, Thousand Oaks, 1989-1992
2,744 - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Santa Ana Mater Dei, 2008-2011
2,720 - Crystal Irwin, Santa Fe Springs St. Paul, 2000-2003
2,611 - Janae’ Sharpe, Rialto, 2008-2011
2,604 - London Houchin, Ramona, 2003-2006
2,588 - Chris Enger, Vista, 1986-1989
2,584 - Lindsey Pluimer, San Clemente, 2001-2004
2,574 - Necie Thompson, Cerritos Gahr, 1997-1980
2,552 - Erin Buescher, Rohnert Park Rancho Cotate (1994-95) & Santa Rosa Rincon Valley Christian, 1996-97
2,547 - Vicky Deely, Napa Justin-Siena, 2004-2008
2,534 - Bonnie Samuelson, Huntington Beach Edison, 2008-2011
2,529 - Linda Pace, San Diego Parker, 2000-2003
2,529 - Ana Onainda, Bakersfield North, 2001-2004
2,514 - Gail Dennis, Patterson, 1991-94
2,504 - Jayne Appel, Concord Carondelet, 2003-2006
2,464 - Alex Cowling, Vallejo St. Patrick-St. Vincent, 2005-2008
2,447 - Melissa Zornig, Rancho SM Santa Margarita, 2007-2010
2,432 - Autumn Matthews, Garden Valley Golden Sierra, 1996-199
2,425 - Michelle McCoy, Cerritos Gahr, 1979-1982
2,418 - Sharon Turner, Oceanside El Camino, 1982-1985
2,408 - Chris Metzger, Fremont Christian, 1978-1981
2,400 - Sa'de Wiley-Gatewood, Lynwood, 2001-2004

Notes:
Current senior Terilyn Moe from Terra Nova of Pacifica had a reported career total of 2,310 points as of Feb. 25 and should end above 2,400….
Current senior Tia Dixon of San Diego is believed to be above 2,000 career points and might be near 2,400, but total is not reported…..
Current sophomore Tiara Tucker from Brookside Christian of Stockton scored 968 points and averaged more than 30 ppg as a freshman. If she stays healthy and stays on current pace, she’s projected to finish No. 2 all-time and could threaten Charde Houston’s state record….