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Cody Bean (San Clemente)
Putting on an impressive display of long range shooting, he knocked down eight 3-pointers and finished with 29 points and 10 rebounds during a 79-63 win over Woodbridge of Irvine.
Sage Burmeister (La Jolla Country Day)
Sage was the rage with 40 points to lead the Torreys past San Diego High 65-57. The senior guard, who made 5-of-7 shots from 3-point land, is averaging 23 points per game.
Jalen Canty (St. Patrick St. Vincent, Vallejo)
The 6-foot-7, 230-pound power forward powered his way to a monster game in a 70-64 win over Vallejo, after the team erased a nine-point halftime deficit. The junior who is drawing attention from several D1 schools, finished with 31 points, 20 rebounds and seven blocks.
Brian Chambers (Millikan, Long Beach)
Narrowly missing out on a huge triple-double, he scored 43 points to go with 10 steals and eight assists as the Rams defeated Paramount 94-60.
Elray Coleman (West, Bakersfield)
The junior scored a career high of 38 points in a 84-78 losing effort in two overtimes to Mira Monte of Bakersfield last week in the Garces Holiday Hoops Challenge.
Cole Currie (Crescenta Valley, La Crescenta)
Cooking up a victory for the Falcons, he scored 34 points during their 61-50 Pacific League win over Glendale.
Tom Erb (Poway)
Writing a blurb on Erb must include a verb that he scored 36 points for the Titans in their 92-86 win in two overtimes last week over Sweetwater of National City.
Tyler Farley (Concord)
The 6-foot-2 senior forward posted his 12th double-double after finishing with a very solid 22 points and 19 rebounds in a 68-48 win over crosstown Mt. Diablo.
Jordan Franklin (Trinity Prep, Napa)
Battling their way to win after three straight losses, the Crusaders defeated Woodland Poly 73-20 with Franklin leading the way with 38 points.
Jordan Gilreath (North Valley Baptist, Santa Clara)
He exploded for 38 points in a 64-53 win over crosstown St. Lawrence, his third 30-point plus effort this season and one behind his season best 39 points in a loss to Monterey Trinity Christian last month.
Aaron Gordon (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose)
If Gordon was missing from this feature it would be a surprise. The big fella went for 28 points and 23 rebounds as the Monarchs beat a tough Bellarmine team 65-63 on the road in a WCAL matchup.
Aaron Holiday (Campbell Hall, North Hollywood)
In a game that was played on Wednesday of this week (we couldn’t wait), Holiday had 27 points in the first half and finished with 40 points before fouling out during the Vikings’ 91-86 overtime win against Providence of Burbank and fellow state stat star Marcus Lovett Jr. He also had 29 points and 14 rebounds in a 66-61 win over Flintridge Prep at the San Fernando Valley Showcase.
Zur Ilan (Summerfield Waldorf, Santa Rosa)
Scoring a season-high 34 points, Zur outscored Redwood Adventist Academy on his own as the Mustangs were victorious by a 62-24 final score.
Rashad Jackson (Garces, Bakersfield)
Talented junior sizzled for a season high of 34 points, and went 13-of-17 at the free-throw line, in a 90-88 win over Mission Oak of Tulare in the Garces Holiday Hoops Challenge.
Andre Lewis (Laguna Creek, Elk Grove)
In his first game since becoming eligible, he scored a game-high 35 points but it wasn’t enough for a victory as the Cardinals lost 74-65 to Cordova of Rancho Cordova.
Marcus Lovett Jr. (Providence, Burbank)
Despite the game being played just yesterday (Wednesday) we decided to go ahead and get this one in this week as he scored a game-high 47 points but it wasn’t enough to prevent a 91-86 overtime loss against Campbell Hall of North Hollywood and Aaron Holiday. Those are two of the top sophomores in the state and among the best in the nation.
Jimbo Lull (Rolling Hills Prep, San Pedro)
In the second round of the King-Drew Urban Classic, Jimbo prevented his team from going into a lull as he scored 34 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in a 71-52 win over L.A. Adventist.
Blake Marchant (Pleasant Valley, Chico)
With Marchant showing a penchant for scoring with a game-high 31 points, the Vikings defeated Oak Ridge of El Dorado Hills 55-50 at the Oak Ridge Trojan Toss-Up tournament.
Craig Moore (Clayton Valley, Concord)
The home crowd always wants more, but Moore gave them quite a bit, like 34 points in a 70-49 victory over visiting Walnut Creek Berean Christian.
Guillermo Nunez (Sierra, Manteca)
With a 63-45 win over Sonora, the Timberwolves moved to 3-0 in Valley Oak League play as he scored a game-high 30 points in the win.
Khleem Perkins (San Bernardino)
Despite scoring over half of the Cardinals’ points and finishing with 34, it wasn’t enough to prevent an 80-60 loss to Lutheran of La Verne earlier this week.
London Perrantes (Crespi, Encino)
Helping the Celts move to 2-0 in Mission League play, London came calling with 30 points in their 93-81 win over Alemany of Mission Hills.
Jordan Roberson (Cordova, Rancho Cordova)
The Lancers kept up their winning ways as Roberson scored 33 points in a 74-65 win over Laguna Creek and fellow state stat star Andre Lewis.
Josue Salaam (Hanford West, Hanford)
It was a productive week for Salaam, as he scored a season high of 38 points in a 74-65 win over Lemoore, 31 points against Redwood of Visalia in a 69-53 win and 17 points against Buchanan of Clovis in a losing effort.
Collin Sommerhauser & Dylan Tupper (Granada, Livermore)
The Matadors’ duo combined for 10 three-pointers and 61 points as Granada lit up the scoreboard in an 87-76 home win over Danville San Ramon Valley. Sommerhauser’s 33 points and seven treys led the Mats. Tupper tapped the bucket four times beyond the arc to help him score 28 points.
Devin Watson (Army-Navy, Carlsbad)
Capping off a monster effort for his team at the Foothill Holiday Classic in Las Vegas, Watson poured in 43 points in a 77-71 win over Denver East of Colorado. That’s probably the best boys basketball program in Colorado over the last 20 years so doing that against Denver East is impressive. Watson averaged 31 points and 5.7 assists per game at the tourney.
Halie Bergman (Turlock Christian, Turlock)
No stranger to being listed here, this University of the Pacific-bound sharpshooter more than doubled the offense of the opposing team as she scored 34 points in an 81-16 win over Gustine earlier this week.
Dejaunee Brooks (Cajon, San Bernardino)
While her teammate was recording a triple-double, she was recording a much more rare quadruple-double as she scored 21 points, had 11 assists, grabbed 10 rebounds and stole 10 passes as the Cowgirls defeated Rosamond 113-37. Cajon started this week 16-0 and is a school very used to having prolific girls basketball players.
Irene Chavez (Gunderson, San Jose)
The Lady Grizzlies are off to a great start and the biggest reason is this senior guard. Last week in two wins, 53-42 over crosstown Pioneer, and 50-46 over crosstown Oak Grove, Irene had a keen eye, scoring 30 and 31 points respectively. Against Oak Grove she was 11-for-11 from the foul line. So far this season, Chavez is averaging 26.6 points, 5.8 steals and 3.2 assists per game. She’s also shooting 86 percent from the foul line.
Joeseta Fatuesi (Wilcox, Santa Clara)
This powerful but deceptively quick 6-foot-2 junior center, who we know is on the radar screen of Kathy Olivier of UNLV plus several other decent programs, continues to drop in big double-doubles. In a 53-23 rout of Saratoga last week, she finished with 20 points and 19 rebounds.
Taylor Faucett (St. Patrick-St. Vincent, Vallejo)
We missed the youngest daughter of 2008 Division IV State Coach of the Year Dr. Rodney Faucett when the senior forward had a double-double 30 points and 14 rebounds (six steals) in a win over Santa Cruz at the Leo LaRocca Sand Dunes Classic at San Francisco St. Ignatius.
Mariah Gonzales (Concord)
Mariah recorded (no, not a song) a double-double 22 points and 12 rebounds but the Minutemen girls lost 55-51 to Walnut Creek Berean Christian. She came back with another Double-D, and this time her 22 points and 14 rebounds (five assists) helped get her team a 57-38 victory over visiting crosstown Mt. Diablo.
Dejza James (Pleasant Grove, Elk Grove)
With this Arizona-bound standout scoring a team-high 29 points, the Eagles defeated Bethel of Vallejo 67-49.
Brijanee Moore (St. Mary’s, Stockton)
It’s a bit surprising why this all-around excellent 5-foot-6 sophomore point guard, who is unafraid to mix it up with girls older and six-plus inches taller and was the Cal-Hi Sports Most Valuable Player at last summer’s San Diego Classic, is not on more college coaches’ radar screens. She showed some major stuff with the Cal-Hi Sports Caravan in the house for a 67-55 road win over St. Mary’s of Berkeley. Not only did she finish with a double-double 24 points and 11 rebounds (seven steals, three assists), Moore took over with her team leading 53-51 to score 12 of the team’s final 14 points.
Rachel Nagel (Whitney, Cerritos)
Averaging 30 points per game so far this season, this junior scored over 30 points for the fourth game in a row but her 35 points wasn’t enough to prevent the WIldcats from losing to Warren of Downey 57-52.
Katie Nunnelley (Anderson)
The 6-foot sophomore forward pushed her season scoring average above 20 points per game after hitting for 30 points and pulling down 12 rebounds for the Cubs in their 69-66 loss to West Valley of Cottonwood.
Inara Nyingifa (Redondo, Redondo Beach)
As her team improved to a game over .500, Nyingifa she scored a game-high 33 points along with grabbing 12 rebounds in a 65-46 win over Gahr of Cerritos.
Allyson O’Brien (La Habra)
Returning from the break with a big performance, this senior scored 35 points during a 61-51 win over California of Whitter.
Kelsey Plum (La Jolla Country Day, La Jolla)
Facing the top team in the state and nation, Plum scored a game-high 30 points but it wasn’t enough to prevent a 70-52 loss to Mater Dei of Santa Ana.
Abrina Salas (Kings Christian, Lemoore)
You can’t call her Sabrina but you can call her a stat star after she scored a career high of 36 points against Firebaugh in the Parlier Invitational. Kings Christian won 53-30.
Katie Lou Samuelson (Mater Dei, Santa Ana)
Just a sophomore, she put together impressive back-to-back performances for the top team in the state and nation. Samuelson first scored 29 points and had nine rebounds in a 75-52 win over JSerra and came back with 28 points in the Monarchs’ 70-52 win over La Jolla Country Day.
Kamira Sanders (Enterprise, Redding)
Talk about a freshman making a splash. Sanders is doing that and then some for the 14-1 Hornets. She almost rang up a quadruple-double in a 62-34 victory last week against Las Plumas of Oroville with 17 points, nine assists, nine steals and eight rebounds. The guard then came back with 26 points and nine assists in a 73-50 win over Durham.
Sammy Schlessel (Brentwood, Los Angeles)
Hitting for 24 points normally wouldn’t be enough to get listed here but all of Sammy’s points came on 3-pointers as she set a school-record with eight during a 63-56 overtime win against Milken Community.
Savannah Scott (Westmont, Campbell)
The 5-foot-9 junior recorded her 13th double-double of the season, and went over the 20-point mark for the ninth time this season, and her team needed every bit of Scott’s 28 points and 21 rebounds, with eight steals and seven assists, to pull out a 57-54 victory over San Jose Branham.
Lauren Seyranian (Piedmont)
She fell a bit short of making the Cal-Hi Sports record book list for Most Consecutive Free Throws in a Game, but still ended 11-for-11 from the foul line and finished with 28 points in a 62-54 win over Alameda.
Darrien Washington (Skyline, Oakland)
Contra Costa Times prep writer Phil Jensen thinks she’s the best player in the Oakland Athletic League. The 6-foot-3 junior center had two double-doubles last week, 23 points and 11 rebounds (five blocks, four steals) in a 66-30 rout of San Francisco Lincoln, and 22 points and 15 rebounds with six blocks, in a 65-60 loss to Fairfield Vanden. Her averages this season are 17.6 points, 11.9 rebounds and 4.7 blocks per game.
Kayla Washington (Cajon, San Bernardino)
One of the state’s top reported rebounders, this talented freshman had her first triple-double of the season with 21 points, 18 rebounds and a season-high 13 steals in an 113-37 win over Rosamond. Yes, that did come in the same game in which Cajon teammate Dejaunee Brooks had a quadruple-double.
Lea Wodach (Tesoro, Rancho Santa Margarita)
Letting the 3-pointers fly, she knocked down seven from beyond the arc but she could have used one more as she finished with 29 points in the Titans’ 72-70 road loss to Fountain Valley.