State Stat Stars of the Week

Corissa Turley from Redwood of Visalia is one top player from the CIF Central Section's West Yosemite League who is not from Hanford. She connected for 34 points in game last week. Photo: Harold Abend.

Corissa Turley from Redwood of Visalia is one top player from the CIF Central Section’s West Yosemite League who is not from Hanford. She connected for 34 points in game last week. Photo: Harold Abend.

Freshman Jerome Sherman helps team shoot 22-for-22 from field in second half for possible state, national record. Also among best is Reseda’s Ahlisha Henderson with 38, 45 points in single games.

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By Harold Abend & Paul Muyskens with contribution by Bob Barnett.

We collect these highlights in support of the Cal-Hi Sports state record book, which is the exclusive home for state records and has been published seven times since 1980.
These highlights are for games played mostly from Jan. 22 to Jan. 26 with some performances from this week.
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Jacob Alonzo (Camarillo)
Not only did he have seven assists, but Alonzo also scored a season-best 32 points as the Scorpions defeated Channel Islands of Oxnard 83-65.

Nate Ambrosini (Fortuna)
It’s a good thing Nate didn’t get a late start in the Huskies’ 47-45 win over Arcata because his team needed every one of his 33 points to pull out the victory.

Casey Blunt (Sierra, Tollhouse)
The senior standout scored 47 points to keep the new school record in the family, breaking the old record held by his brother, Jake Blunt, who had 43 points in 2012.  Blunt led Sierra to a 75-63 win over Washington Union of Easton.

Jordan Gilreath (North Valley Baptist, Santa Clara)
His 33 points and 23 rebounds that came in a 57-38 win over Mountain View Academy was the senior forward’s 11th double-double of the season.

Aaron Gordon (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose)
His tip-in sent the game against Bellarmine Prep of San Jose into overtime, and the Monarchs eventually won in double overtime, 73-67, but it might not have been close had the 6-foot-8 superstar been better than 7-of-26 from the free-throw line. He still had 33 points and 23 rebounds, so the Mitty faithful got their money’s worth.

Kevin Harris (West Ranch, Valencia)
Keeping his team undefeated in Foothill League play (before a loss to Hart of Newhall), he scored a game-high 32 points when the Wildcats defeated Valencia 70-63.

Aaron Holiday (Campbell Hall, North Hollywood)
Playing against him as been no holiday for opponents as he scored 42 points during a 82-71 win over Viewpoint of Calabasas. He also scored 34 points during the Vikings’ 71-59 win over Paraclete of Lancaster in Alpha League action.

Brandon Lawrence (Moreau Catholic, Hayward)
The 6-foot-1 freshman guard had his best outing yet with a 28-point effort against Fremont American in a 59-48 victory.

Marcus LoVett Jr. (Providence, Burbank)
Just a sophomore, he already has scored over 1,400 points in his career. LoVett Jr. finished with 30 points in a 83-61 loss to LaSalle of Pasadena.

Trace Martin (California School for the Deaf, Fremont)
All the time Trace was on the court, in a 73-32 win over Fremont Christian, he didn’t leave a trace of himself for defenders to find. The Eagles’ senior had 42 points with seven 3-pointers, and he was 7-of-7 from the foul line.

Max McCoy (Royal, Simi Valley)
Doing his best to make sure he has several school records before done, he scored 28 points in the Highlanders 77-37 win over Moorpark to set the school record for career field goals with 457. He also holds the school record for career steals, career points and career assists.

Billy Mullins (San Lorenzo Valley, Felton)
He hit four 3-pointers, including one at the buzzer to force overtime, but his 34 points were not enough in a 73-69 OT loss to Santa Cruz Harbor.

Andre Nikita (El Cajon Valley, El Cajon)
He’s been a state scoring leader since getting 50 points in his season opener and has not slowed down too much. In last week’s 69-54 win against Granite Hills of El Cajon, Nikita knocked down 38 points. He’s averaging 28.3 ppg.

Mamadou Ndiaye (Brethren Christian, Huntington Beach)
After a few quiet games on the offensive front, Ndiaye was back filling up the stat sheet in a big way as he scored 45 points and grabbed 15 rebounds on Tuesday night in a 76-55 win over Oxford Academy of Cypress.

Kevin Padlo (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta)
Nearly perfect at the free throw line, Padio made eight of his nine free throw attempts on his way to finish with 30 points as the Nighthawks defeated Temecula Valley 68-58.

London Perrantes (Crespi, Encino)
With Perrantes scoring a game-high 31 points, the Celts moved to 7-1 in league play with a 58-55 win over Alemany of Mission Hills.

Elliott Pitts (De La Salle, Concord)
He dropped in another double-double with 29 points and 10 rebounds, and he had four assists, plus he was 10-for-10 from the foul line, in a 80-69 win by the Spartans over San Ramon California.

Jud Sailsbury (Orland)
Sailsbury deserved to eat some steak after he scored 30 points when the Trojans defeated Winters 80-55 on Tuesday this week. In the game before, he nearly recorded a triple-double as he scored 18 points and had 11 rebounds and nine assists in a 67-52 win over Wheatland.

Angel Sanchez (Elsie Allen, Santa Rosa)
With his 34 points, Angel was an angel, but it still wasn’t enough to save the Lobos in a 68-66 loss to crosstown Piner.

Vasilija Saraba (Del Campo, Fair Oaks)
Nearly doing enough in the first half to get listed here, he scored 25 points before halftime and finished with 37 points in a 66-54 win over Oakmont of Roseville.

Kevin Shackleford (Guajome Park Academy, Vista)
Averaging 28 points per game this season for the Frogs, he leaped his way to 33 points in a 69-51 win over Lutheran of Chula Vista. Earlier this week, he scored 40 points in a 69-56 win over Escondido Adventist Academy.

Blake Shannon (Mission Oak, Tulare)
After he scored a season low of only four points in a 71-41 win over Tulare Western, Blake came back with a 30-point performance in a showdown of unbeaten league teams with a 71-54 win over Tulare. That win snapped Tulare’s 53-game West Yosemite League win streak, which dates back to 2009.

Jerome Sherman (Foothills Christian, El Cajon)
In the second half of an 84-35 win by Foothills Christian earlier this week over Calvary Christian Academy of Chula Vista, Sherman helped his team go 22-for-22 on field goal shooting. The East County Sports web site checked our own state record book for a listing and it’s not a category we’ve ever done. Nationally, though, there is one and Foothills Christian’s total of 22-for-22 would be a record. Sherman finished the game with 28 points (he was 11-for-11 on field goals but missed a free throw) and also handed out eight assists. He’s just a freshman.

Michael Smith (El Camino, South San Francisco)
The Colts’ senior forward started last week with 34 points and 10 rebounds in an 88-39 win over Daly City Jefferson. The CCS reported scoring leader (24.6 ppg) followed that up with 31 points and 11 rebounds in a blowout of Pacifica Oceana. Already this week, he posted a third-straight double-double and 14th this season, after finishing with 29 points and 16 rebounds in a 80-50 win over Pacifica Terra Nova.

Eric Stuteville (Casa Roble, Orangevale)
We aren’t sure how he acted after the Rams’ 70-65 win over Del Campo of Fair Oaks in overtime but Eric certainly had reason to strut as he scored 41 points.

Justin Sundstrom (Point Arena)
Sundstrom posted two double-doubles last week with 30 points and 10 rebounds in a 62-40 win over Anderson Valley, and then 25 points with 11 rebounds and five assists in a 65-35 win over Tomales. Already this week, in a rout of Round Valley, the Pirates’ junior had 31 points and 11 rebounds.

Andrew TenBrink (Huntingon Beach)
Averaging 15 points per game, he has made the stat stars for the second week in a row after scoring 31 points as the Oilers defeated Ocean View of Huntington Beach 79-61.

Kushbir Thind (Caruthers)
The junior stat star regular tied a school record by pouring in 44 points, 27 coming in the second half, in a 72-54 win over Fowler.  Kushbir was a dead-eye from the field, making 19-of-25 field goals attempts, and was 5-of-6 at the three-throw line.

Cole Welle (Aptos)
If Welle had gone to the well for one more blocked shot, he would have had a triple-double when the Mariners beat St. Francis of Watsonville 52-29. Instead, the 6-foot-6 junior finished with 24 points and 17 rebounds, with nine blocks, four steals and three assists.

Lawrence White (Burroughs, Burbank)
In a game that saw a total of 68 free throw attempts between the two teams, White scored a career-high 44 points and had 11 rebounds as the Indians defeated Glendale 73-70. White, who came within two points of tying the school record, made 18 of 25 free throws himself to help Burroughs as a team shoot 27 of 44. A two-team total of 68 still pales in comparison to the reported state record of 101 set in a December of 1993 game between Roosevelt of Fresno and Yosemite of Oakhurst.


Lindsay Anderson (Roseville)
Putting up an impressive double-double with 27 points and 20 rebounds wasn’t enough to prevent the Tigers from falling 69-51 against Rocklin in a Sierra Foothill League contest.

Cynthia Diaz (San Marcos)
One of the San Diego Union Tribune’s athletes of the week, Diaz did it all in a win over Mission Hills of San Marcos. She made seven 3-pointers to help her score 29 points and racked up a triple-double with 10 rebounds and 10 blocked shots.

Joeseta Fatuesi (Wilcox, Santa Clara)
The big junior had 28 points and 16 rebounds with seven blocks as the Chargers avenged one their two defeats in a 77-58 win over San Jose Lynbrook.

JoNae Gonzales (Piedmont)
The Highlanders’ junior guard posted a triple-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a 78-48 win over San Lorenzo Arroyo.

Leah Gray (Hercules)
The Hercules freshman forward turned in a Herculean effort, but her double-double 24 points and 14 rebounds was not quite enough in a 72-71 loss to Richmond Kennedy. It was her fourth double-double this season.

Morgan Green (Pacific Collegiate, Santa Cruz)
The CCS reported scoring leader (29.7 ppg) went for a season-high 42 points for the second time this season, and added eight rebounds, eight steals and five assists, in a 73-60 win over Soledad last week. In the first game last week, she also had a double-double 25 points and 10 assists, with eight rebounds, six blocks, and five steals, in a 69-33 rout of Monterey York.

Ahlisha Henderson (Reseda)
One of the state’s leading scorers this season, this 6-foot-3 forward scored 38 points as the Regents defeated San Fernando 67-51. Earlier this week, she scored 45 points during a 73-58 win over Van Nuys.

Lauren Holt (Leigh, San Jose)
A line of 28 points and eight rebounds with four steals and one assist usually doesn’t make this feature, but when one girl is responsible for over 90 percent of her team’s output and outscores the other team like the Longhorns’ senior did in a 33-26 win over cross-town Oak Grove, it bears noting.

Jaime Hum-Nishikado (Convent of the Sacred Heart, San Francisco)
The Cubs’ junior went for a season high 35 points in a 73-61 victory over San Rafael Marin Academy. She was 9-of-12 from beyond the arc and added six assists and four steals.

Sabrina Ionescu (Miramonte, Orinda)
Start learning how to pronounce her name (yah-ness-coo) because you’re going to hear a lot more about this 5-foot-10 freshman guard over the next four years. In a big-time performance of the state No. 11 ranked Matadors’ Campolindo Shootout 69-55 win over defending Division II state champion Archbishop Mitty, Ionescu sparked a rally that turned a 26-17 second quarter deficit into a 32-30 halftime lead, and then she literally took over in the second half, finishing with a double-double 24 points and 12 rebounds, with five assists and three steals. Last week, in a 98-65 win at Dublin, she also posted another fine performance after finishing with 25 points (five 3-pointers), 10 rebounds, eight steals and seven assists.

Hailey James (Foothill, Tustin)
Leading the offense with 29 points, James and the Knights moved to 7-2 in Century League play with a 54-42 win over Villa Park.

Ashley Kelsick (Highland, Palmdale)
It is going to be a surprise if Kelsisk doesn’t have a game to get her listed here every week. For the latest, she scored 48 points in the Bulldogs’ 79-49 win over Lancaster and then two days later scored 51 points in their 74-30 win over Palmdale.

Lynn Leaupepe (Camarillo)
With a pep in her step, she scored a game-high 32 points in the Scorpions’ 65-45 home win over Channel Islands of Oxnard.

Katie Lo (University, San Francisco)
We missed the Red Devils’ sophomore last week, but we still wanted to say hi to Lo and acknowledge her for two even 30-point performances, first in a 56-54 win over Palo Alto Castilleja, and then in a 59-50 loss to crosstown International.

Aarion McDonald (Bullard, Fresno)
The freshman to watch had two fine games in league play last week to help the Knights stay unbeaten in league play. First, she scored 30 points in a 85-25 win over Sanger and came back with 37 points in a 72-52 win over Madera.

Katie Nunnelley (Anderson)
She scored a season-high 36 points to go along with 12 rebounds as the Cubs won their fourth game in a row with a nerve-rattling 78-74 triumph over Corning.

Kelsey Plum (La Jolla Country Day, La Jolla)
After the Torreys lost two straight games, the 2012 State Junior of the Year did all she could to make sure that losing streak would end as she scored 33 points during a 68-48 win over Horizon of San Diego.

Kayla Pounds (Blair, Pasadena)
With just six wins on the year, the Vikings continue to pound the ball down inside to her with mixed results. Last week, for example, Pounds scored 40 points but it wasn’t enough to prevent a fourth straight loss, this one 67-61 to San Marino.

Alyssa Ramos (Tri-City Christian, Vista)
She sparked her team to a sixth straight win in league play by scoring 34 points in a triumph against San Diego Jewish Academy.

Lydia Summers (Rocklin)
With a game high 30 points from Summers, the Thunder picked up a 71-56 win over Granite Bay in Sierra Foothill League action.

Corissa Turley (Redwood, Visalia)
We got to see Corissa play two weeks ago at the MLK weekend event in Stockton and are glad we now have a stat star worthy effort to go with a photo we took of her. In her team’s 77-36 romp last week over Mt. Whitney of Visalia, Turley made seven 3-pointer, good for a game high of 34 points.

Ashleigh Vandenbrink (Davis)
Facing an Elk Grove team that has struggled this season, this Blue Devils standout helped the Thundering Herd’s struggles continue as she scored 29 points in a 57-40 win.

Monique Van (Steele Canyon, Spring Valley)
A UCLA-bound track athlete who excels in the long jump and hurdles, Van helped her team hurdle past Valhalla of El Cajon last week with 32 points, six rebounds, six assists and five steals. She also went past the 1,000-point scoring mark for her career.

Kayla Washington (Cajon, San Bernardino)
Just a freshman, this 6-foot standout could have her name high up in the state record book when all is said and done as she scored 28 points and had 20 rebounds in a 72-38 win over Redlands East Valley. On the season, she is averaging 18 points and 20 rebounds per game for the undefeated Cowgirls.

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