State Stat Stars of the Week

Junior forward Lauryn Bell from Bradshaw Christian of Sacramento and senior guard Trey Kell from St. Augustine of San Diego share more than rhyming names. They are both in this week's state honor roll. Photos: Harold Abend & Ronnie Flores.

Junior forward Lauryn Bell from Bradshaw Christian of Sacramento and senior guard Trey Kell from St. Augustine of San Diego share more than rhyming names. They are both in this week’s state honor roll. Photos: Harold Abend & Ronnie Flores.

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As has been customary for many years, we collect the state stat stars in support of the Cal-Hi Sports State Record Book & Almanac. The book has been published seven times (the most recent, though, was 2009) and is as official as a state record book can be since no other exists. To report a State Stat Star of the Week of your own, please email details to

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Jordan Franklin (Trinity Prep, Napa)
Despite scoring 53 points for the second game in a row, it wasn’t enough for the Crusaders to win as they lost to Freedom Christian of Fair Oaks last Tuesday by a 74-62 final score.

Gabriel Vincent (St. Mary’s, Stockton)
Averaging 23 points per game this season for the Rams, Vincent nearly had that from just behind the 3-point line against Campolindo of Moraga as he knocked down seven 3-pointers and finished with a season-high 47 points in a 87-76 win. Vincent is headed to UC Santa Barbara and his effort came against one of the top 20 ranked teams in the Bay Area.

Tyler Burch (Westminster)
This 6-foot-6 junior guard had outstanding back-to-back outings last week as he scored 42 points on Friday during a 87-49 win over Santa Ana and then the next day scored 31 points during a 71-52 win over Selma.

Braxton Huggins (Mira Monte, Bakersfield)
A 6-foot-4 senior guard, he scored 41 points in a 59-52 win over East Bakersfield. Huggins also scored 26 points in a losing effort against Centennial of Bakersfield as the Lions ended up on the wrong side of a 92-70 final score. He leads the Central Section in scoring with a 32.7 points per game average.

Marcus LoVett Jr. (San Gabriel Academy, San Gabriel)
Averaging 24.5 points per game this season, LoVett scored at least 30 points in a game for the sixth time this season as he scored 38 during a 74-63 win over perennial small school power Price of Los Angeles.

Trey Kell (St. Augustine, San Diego)
San Diego State commit was on fire on Monday as he scored 37 points and had five assists as the Saints defeated La Costa Canyon of Carlsbad 79-74 at the MLK Invitational.
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Lorenzo Cuevas (Chowchilla)
Leading the offensive attack for the Redskins, this junior guard scored a career-high 37 points during a 69-58 win over Fresno Christian.

David Majarro (Mendota)
The 6-foot-4 senior center scored a career-high 35 points and made 14 of his 18 field goal attempts while grabbing 14 rebounds during a 61-40 win over Strathmore.

Deshon Taylor (JW North, Riverside)
He scored 34 points during the Huskies’ 73-43 win over Poly of Riverside that improved their official record to 18-1 on the season. He then had 22 points during a huge 64-54 win over Bishop Montgomery of Torrance that has helped them move into our Top 20 state rankings.

Aaron Holiday (Campbell Hall, North Hollywood)
Making sure the Vikings would enjoy the holiday weekend a little more, the junior guard who has been all-state freshman and all-state sophomore scored 33 points during a 74-65 win over Price.

Tyler Cartaino (Newbury Park)
Calabasas had a hard time containing him from scoring as he scored 32 points but it wasn’t enough to get a win as the Panthers suffered a 70-60 loss.

C.J. Johnson (Lemoore)
It took two overtimes to find a winner but thanks to C.J.’s career-high 32 points the Tigers got the 71-69 win over Hoover of Fresno.

Khush Thind (Caruthers)
It was a week of players scoring career-highs as he scored a career-high 32 points during a 60-52 win over Firebaugh.

Ivan Rabb (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland)
Leading our No. 1 ranked team in Northern California, Ivan had an impressive triple-double during a 80-74 win over previously undefeated Berkeley as he finished with 27 points, 11 blocks and 10 rebounds. On Monday at Haas Pavilion, he had a game-high 31 points and 10 rebounds during a 86-60 win over Capital Christian of Sacramento, which came into the game ranked No. 1 in Northern California by everyone else.

T.J. Leaf (Foothills Christian, El Cajon)
Averaging 27.1 points per game this season, this sophomore scored 31 points and grabbed 15 rebounds during a 64-47 win over Horizon Christian Academy.

Rex Pflueger (Mater Dei, Santa Ana)
While everyone knows about Stanley Johnson, the Monarchs have some talented players around him, including this junior guard who scored 30 points during their 79-67 win over Neumann-Goretti of Philadelphia on national television.

Jake Boyd (Nordhoff, Ojai)
According to the Ventura County Star, he hit a school-record nine 3-pointers and finished with 30 points during a 71-36 win over Fillmore. He is reportedly the seventh player in county history to hit nine 3-pointers in a game.

Matt Trowbridge (Northgate, Walnut Creek)
This bridge helped lead the Broncos to three Diablo Valley Athletic League wins with his best performance coming during a 68-67 win in overtime over Concord as he scored 29 points and had 17 rebounds.

Tommy Rutherford (Grossmont, El Cajon)
A 6-foot-9 sophomore, he put up a big double-double during a 60-57 win at Granite Hills of El Cajon as he scored 24 points and grabbed 24 rebounds.


Mariya Moore (Salesian, Richmond)
Hard to argue with listing this Louisville-bound standout first as she recorded a quadruple-double during a 70-68 win over South Medford of Oregon. Moore finished with 21 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds and 10 steals in the win at the MLK Classic in Stockton. She then had a triple-double with 26 points, 15 rebounds and 12 assists on Monday during a 74-56 win over Miramonte of Orinda, which came into the game unbeaten.

Mareshah Farmer (View Park, Los Angeles)
Already with three games this season with at least 40 points, she not only scored 50 during a 98-20 win over Manual Arts of Los Angeles but did it while recording a quadruple-double. To go with the points, Farmer grabbed 15 rebounds, handed out 11 assists and came up with 10 steals in the lopsided win.

Dashayla Johnson (Tulare Western, Tulare)
Nearly outscoring Mt. Whitney of Visalia on her own, the returning stat standout from the CIF Central Section scored 40 points during the Mustangs’ 62-41 win.
Kayla Brown (Wilton Christian, Wilton)
Following her season-high performance of 44 points, she scored a second-best 38 points during a 60-28 win last week over Buckingham Charter of Vacaville.

Whitney Branham (West Ranch, Valencia)
Scoring a season-high 38 points to lead the way, the Wildcats had their five-game losing streak come to an end with a 58-53 win over Jordan of Long Beach.

Jordyn Bell (Bradshaw Christian, Sacramento)
The 6-foot junior, who along with junior teammate Erika Bean led the Pride to last year’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D4 title, is beginning to light it up as a scorer. Bell racked up 35 points on Monday when Bradshaw topped Dougherty Valley of San Ramon 70-36 at the Stockton St. Mary’s MLK Showcase.

Da’Ja’Nay Powell (McClymonds, Oakland)
Scoring 34 points and 19 rebounds will get you more than an honorable mention from us as she led the way during a 66-48 win over Oakland Tech.

Savannah Camp (San Pasqual, Escondido)
It wasn’t a season-high for her but her 37 points along with 12 rebounds was more than enough to lead the Eagles during a 82-22 win over Mission Vista, the new school in Oceanside that does not have seniors. On the season, Camp is averaging 23.8 points and 12 rebounds per game.

Sabrina Ionescu (Miramonte, Orinda)
Despite scoring a game-high 34 points, it wasn’t enough to prevent a 74-56 loss against Mariya Moore and Salesian of Richmond on Monday. Ionescu is just a sophomore and is elevating herself over many other sophomores who were on the all-state freshman team with her after last season.

Kayla Stephens (Segerstrom, Santa Ana)
Helping to end the Jaguars’ two-game losing streak, she scored 34 points during a 58-42 win over Loara of Anaheim. It was her fifth game this season with at least 30 points with her season-high of 35 points coming back in December.

Sierra Campisano (Torrey Pines, San Diego)
She is another emerging sophomore with the way she has been playing lately. Campisano scored 33 points during a 63-43 win at San Marcos last week. Through 17 games this season, she is averaging 25.4 points per game.

Charise Holloway (St. Mary’s, Stockton)
Cal-Hi Sports was able to see lots of big time performances in person during MLK weekend and her’s was one of them as this Arizona-bound senior scored 31 points and grabbed seven rebounds during a 92-83 win over Etiwanda at the St. Mary’s MLK Classic. Teammate Kat Tudor was on fire from behind the 3-point arc as well as she made six 3-pointers and finished with 25 points.

Emily Barrett (Foothill, Pleasanton)
Earning East Bay high school athlete of the week honors, she had 29 points and 12 rebounds as the Wolves defeated San Ramon Valley of Danville 55-42.

Katie Lou Samuelson (Mater Dei, Santa Ana)
How much she will score in a game at times is determined more on how much she plays as the Monarchs often post large-margin wins. Lou recently scored 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds on Monday during a 84-41 win over Palisades. Before that, she had 34 points during a win over Archbishop Williams of Braintree, Mass.

Kianna Williams (Lakeside)
She scored, rebounded and had passes unlike any other during their 82-43 win over Perris in Sunbelt League play as she finished with 23 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists for a triple-double while coming up a steal shy of a quadruple-double.

Dalayna Sampton (Florin, Sacramento)
In the first game of the MLK Classic at St. Mary’s of Stockton, this Hawaii-bound star scored 24 points and grabbed 18 rebounds during a 64-58 win in overtime against Lincoln of Stockton.

Dezire Hall (Castlemont, Oakland)
With a desire to fill up the stat sheet, she scored 20 points, grabbed 23 rebounds and had seven steals and six assists during a 55-53 win over Rodriguez of Fairfield.

Daeja Smith (Etiwanda)
It wasn’t enough to prevent a 92-83 loss to St. Mary’s of Stockton but her 20 points and 21 rebounds more then earned this Cal State Fullerton-bound standout a spot here in our state stat stars along with teammate Amy Okonkwo.

Alyssa Garcia (Tehachapi)
While 24 points normally wouldn’t get you listed here, it’s how Garcia did it that does as she knocked down 22 free throws out of 23 free throw attempts during a 40-35 win over Golden Valley. The 22 made free throws is good for No. 2 all time in the Central Section for free throws made in a game.

State Record Watch

Troy (Fullerton)
According to, the Warriors have now won 173 straight league games after defeating La Habra 70-26 on Wednesday to get within 10 wins of the state record set by Brea Olinda for league wins in a row.

Santiago (Corona)
While one team saw its league winning streak continue, the Sharks saw their 77-game league winning streak come to an end with a 50-40 loss to Roosevelt of Eastvale. The Sharks’ previous league loss was back in 2007.

Paul Muyskens is the Stockton office assistant editor for Cal-Hi Sports and can be seen around town also working for the Stockton Ports and University of the Pacific. Mark Tennis is the co-founder and publisher of He can be reached at Don’t forget to follow Paul and Mark on Twitter: @CalHiSports

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