High-SchoolCalifornia: Sophie Bhasin

All-State Basketball: Girls Super Elites

May, 7, 2012
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California high school girls basketball,2012 all-state teamsWillie Eashman/ESPNHSJordan Adams was a floor leader in all four seasons she played at Mater Dei.
Mater Dei and La Jolla Country Day each get three on the overall Cal-Hi Sports All-State teams chosen regardless of CIF division or year in school. Click here for All-State Underclass or All-State by CIF Divisions.

FIRST FIVE

F/G Jordan Adams (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) 6-1 Sr.
Although the first team may seem guard heavy, Adams actually spent plenty of time in the post this season for the Monarchs, battling on the boards and often guarding the opposition's best player. At the McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago, Adams joked about how relieved she was that the season was complete. After all, she helped lead Mater Dei to its third consecutive state title by averaging 17 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game while playing on a bum knee. She plays next for USC.

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California high school girls basketball,All-State team nomineesWillie Eashman/ESPNHSBriteesha Solomon was the CIF San Diego Section Div. III MVP for 2012.
After initial list generated many responses, here is an updated board of players who could be in line to land on one of our all-state teams, which will be done in the next few days on the girls side for the 32nd season.

Note: It is still not too late to send in a nomination. Each one should include each athlete's height, position, year in school, significant statistics. Comparing a player not on the board yet to one who already is can be very important toward eventual selection. Limit each nomination to one page please. Send to: Mark.Tennis@espn.com or FAX (209) 463-1219 or call (209) 463-9050.

Also, be aware that not all freshmen, sophomores or juniors we are considering for all-state underclass may be on this list. We also normally wind up choosing players who aren't on this list for some of the smaller CIF enrollment divisions as well. These players will come to light when all of the various major newspaper-based honor squads are released.

Don't assume we know all there is to know about a player on the list, either. Send us info to make sure all facts are turned in and placed into our files.

Here is the updated list of nominations currently on our board for the various 2012 all-state girls basketball teams:

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Cal-Hi Sports Stat Stars of the Week

February, 2, 2012
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Dejaunee Brooks, CajonCajon High SchoolDejaunee Brooks isn't the top scorer for Cajon of San Bernardino, but is averaging a triple-double so far for this season.
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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)

Boys Basketball

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.

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Cal-Hi Sports Stat Stars of the Week

January, 26, 2012
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Michelle Miller, Pasadena Poly, CalHiSports, girls basketballPasadena PolyMichelle Miller is averaging 32 points per game for her team and is moving up all-time state career scoring list.
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Miramonte’s Loutzenhiser makes 10 3-pointers while Pasadena Poly’s Michelle Miller pours in season-high 52 points

Tallest boys player in state history gets 30 points, 15 rebounds, 8 blocks

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. 21 and some games as of Tuesday, Jan. 24)

Boys Basketball

David Ahern (Marin Catholic, Kentfield)
The Wildcat senior makes a return to this feature after scoring a career-high 37 points but it wasn’t enough in a 63-52 loss to arch-rival Drake of San Anselmo.

Brandon Baker (Crenshaw, Los Angeles)
With first-place on the line in the Coliseum League. Baker scored a team-high 32 points as the Cougars picked up a narrow 68-67 win over Dorsey in the final seconds of the game.

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Cal-Hi Sports Athlete of the Week

January, 20, 2012
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Sophie Bhasin is a dual citizen who aspires to follow in the footsteps of a former Ms. Basketball at San Bernardino Cajon. She has scored 45 points and 39 points in two games already this week.

Click here to see profile of last week's honoree, Visalia Central Valley Christian's Grant Verhoeven.

Some award winners have been injured, others have tanked, and many have suffered a loss immediately after hearing they were named the ESPNHS Cal-Hi Sports State Athlete of the Week, but not Sophie Bhasin of San Bernardino Cajon.

On Tuesday night after getting word of her honor that morning, the Long Island University-bound senior had a cliché-like “can you top this” performance. Her team certainly needed it in a 78-60 win over Rialto Carter.

Bhasin posted a triple-double, with a career-high 45 points to go with 12 rebounds and 10 assists in what was a four-point game midway through the fourth quarter until Sophie completely took over.

That feat followed a week in which she actually earned the award with back-to-back triple-doubles.

First, the Indian-born American with dual citizenship had 24 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists in a blowout win over Colton. Two days later, Bhasin had 33 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in a 71-31 win against visiting crosstown Arroyo Valley.

With Tuesday’s outing, Sophie now has seven triple-double games, five double-doubles and two quadruple-doubles this season. She has per game averages of 23.6 points, 11.6 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 4.8 steals.

Lofty goals

Bhasin’s current 1,492 career points and 407 assists as a four-year varsity starter are far below the 2,875 points and 944 assists of the school’s all-time leader, Layshia Clarendon, but that isn’t stopping Sophie from wanting to follow in her former teammate and the current Cal guard’s footsteps.

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