State Stat Stars of the Week

Junior Sammy DeHart from Nevada Union of Grass Valley (left) is a player to watch from solid 18-4 team. Etiwanda's Jordan McLaughlin, meanwhile, makes stat star honor roll with 30 points in one half.

Junior Sammy DeHart from Nevada Union of Grass Valley (left) is a player to watch from solid 18-4 team. Etiwanda’s Jordan McLaughlin, meanwhile, makes stat star honor roll with 30 points in one half plus overtime (and against St. John Bosco to boot).

Matthew Reese from Providence of Orland (with 56-point game) and Spencer Mattox of unbeaten National City Sweetwater (who had 44) tops the honor roll among boys. For the girls, watch out for Baylee Vanderdoes from Placer of Auburn, younger sister of UCLA gridder Eddie Vanderdoes.

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Matthew Reese (Providence, Orland)
We probably would have missed this one except that Kevin Askeland of MaxPreps (who we’re proud to say started writing for us and continues to send us CIF Northern Section updates) gave us a heads up. Matthew is a senior at the very small school and it looks like he turned in the state single-game high for the season so far with a 56-point explosion during the Lions’ 70-67 win last week against CORE Butte, a new charter school in Chico. Reese then came back later in the week with 35 points when Providence topped Elk Creek 74-58. He is averaging more than 26 points per game.

Jordan Franklin (Trinity Prep, Napa)
Continuing to dominate the competition, Jordan scored at least 38 points in three games last week with his best coming during a 73-45 win over Cornerstone Christian of Antioch. He finished that night with 45 points and is averaging 38.1 points per game. It takes 35.3 to get into the state record book so Franklin is clearly on pace for that.
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Spencer Mattox (Sweetwater, National City)
With a sweet looking shot, the senior and three-year standout scored a season-high 44 points during a 98-66 win over Montgomery of San Diego. On the season, he is averaging 25 points per game for the high-scoring and undefeated Red Devils.

Tyler Burch (Westminster)
Nearly outscoring Segerstrom of Santa Ana on his own, this junior scored 38 points as the Lions picked up an easy 82-39 triumph.

Vasilije Saraba (Del Campo, Fair Oaks)
The 6-foot-5 senior is having a terrific season for the 19-3 Cougars. He scored a season-high 38 points during a 74-53 win over Oakmont of Roseville, then scored 30 points during a 58-56 win over Casa Robles of Orangevale to end the week.

Kurt Lojera (Lincoln, San Jose)
Despite this senior scoring 38 points, the Lions were on the losing end of a 70-56 final score against Prospect of Saratoga.

Mo Abdulrasul (Fremont, Sunnyvale)
Santa Clara wanted no more Mo by the time the game was done as he was on fire for the Firebirds with 36 points during a 60-53 win.

Danny Mahoney (Serra, San Mateo)
Leading the offensive attack for the Padres, he finished with 35 points during a 69-48 win over St. Francis of Mountain View. We normally don’t find many stat stars from the defensive-oriented West Catholic Athletic League, so Mahoney’s outing looks even better in that context.

Jordan Ford (Folsom)
Before the Bulldogs’ big win over Jesuit of Carmichael that helped them move into our State Top 20 State, this talented sophomore scored 34 points during a 72-59 win over Pleasant Grove of Elk Grove, your 2013 CIF Division I state champions.

Austin Clyde (Del Norte, San Diego)
While he didn’t get his own super bowl commercial, he did deliver 34 points and almost outscored Ramona on his own during a 67-36 win.

Stanley Johnson (Mater Dei, Santa Ana)
The newly named McDonald’s All-American scored 34 points during a 79-60 win over Village Christian at the Nike Extravaganza while also having 27 points, eight rebounds and six assists during a 69-57 win over nationally ranked Whitney Young of Chicago.

Daniel Milligan (Valley Christian, Roseville)
The Lions set a state record for three-pointers in a game with 33 during a 107-49 win over Sacramento Country Day and he led the way with 10 of them and finished with a team-leading 30 points.

Elijah Stewart (Westchester, Los Angeles)
In a game that needed overtime, his 32 points and six rebounds was almost enough to pull off a big upset, but the Comets lost by a 61-56 final score to a DeMatha of Maryland team that is nationally ranked by Student Sports.

Aaron Holiday (Campbell Hall, North Hollywood)
After not scoring in the first half and scoring just three points in the third quarter, he had to have caught Viewpoint off guard as he scored 26 points in the fourth quarter to finish with 29 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds for a triple-double during a 75-64 win in Alpha League play.

Khyber Kabellis (Escondido)
With two nice games last week, he scored 28 points during a 65-49 road win over Lincoln after scoring 32 points the day before during a 76-44 win over San Pasqual of Escondido.

Jordan McLaughlin (Etiwanda)
Scoring just two points in the first half, he managed to find his way in the second half, including a basket with six seconds left to send the game against St. John Bosco of Bellflower to overtime. McLaughlin finished with 32 points during the 62-53 overtime win against the Braves at the Nike Extravaganza.

Dylan Eamigh (Clovis East, Fresno)
The senior guard had the game of his life by scoring a career high of 32 points and making nine 3-pointers in a lopsided 78-53 win over Central Section No. 1 team Clovis West in a packed gym.

Isaiah Bailey (Compton)
In a game earlier this week, he scored a game-high 32 points but the Tarbabes lost to Millikan of Long Beach by a 101-90 final score in a wild-and-wacky Moore League contest.

Justin Bibbins (Bishop Montgomery, Torrance)
Free throws can add up and that was the case during his season-high 31-point performance during a 77-42 victory over St. Bernard of Playa del Rey. Bibbins went a perfect 13-for-13 from the line.

Robbie Purdy (Stockdale, Bakersfield)
He scored 30 points and pulled down eight rebounds in an 81-51 win over Frontier of Bakersfield.

Darren Nelson (Granite Bay)
Just a freshman, he scored a game-high 27 points for the Grizzlies during a 71-61 win over Roseville.

Chance Comanche (View Park, Los Angeles)
With a big double-double, he scored 25 points and had 20 rebounds as the Knights remained undefeated in the Coliseum League with a 113-47 win over Locke.

Parker Jackson-Cartwright (Loyola, Los Angeles)
The senior point guard and four-year standout had a triple-double during the Cubs’ 88-66 win over Alemany of Mission Hills. PJC had 19 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. All-American teammate Tom Welsh had 25 points and 13 rebounds in the win.

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Feature stories on many of the top players from top teams in Northern California will appear in SportStars Magazine. For more CLICK HERE.


Kelli Kamida (Keppel, Alhambra)
It was reported in a blog post we wrote last week that she set the state record for most 3-point baskets in a game with 16 and scored 48 points during a 90-50 win over Montebello. Those totals are correct, but it’s not the new state record. We now have a total of 17 set from the 2010 season by Taylor Spikes of Hanford.

Mareshah Farmer (View Park Prep, Los Angeles)
The top listed scorer in the state on, she scored 38 points to go along with 10 steals and 10 assists during a 86-12 win over Locke of Los Angeles and then had 30 points with 15 steals and 11 rebounds during a 71-17 win over Crenshaw of Los Angeles.

Etiene Ekanem (Hercules)
Flexing her shooting stroke she had the go-ahead layup in the final two minutes and finished with 33 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists during a 51-50 win for the Titans over Kennedy of Richmond.

Lily Wissinger (Monte Vista, Danville)
Starting the week off with a big offensive performance, she scored 32 points as the Mustangs defeated San Ramon Valley of Danville 61-31.

Chyanne Butler (Serra, Gardena)
Showing why she is headed to USC, she had 35 points during a 71-50 win over Playa del Rey of St. Bernard and 32 points with nine rebounds and five assists during a 72-53 win over Bishop Montgomery of Torrance.

Katie Lou Samuelson (Mater Dei, Santa Ana)
Like Stanley Johnson on the boys side, she is no stranger to anyone who follows high school basketball. Last week, Lou scored 34 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the No. 1 Monarchs during a 85-58 win over JSerra of San Juan Capistrano. She also outscored St. Bernard of Playa del Rey on her own with 31 points during a 71-28 win.

Kayla Stephens (Segerstrom, Santa Ana)
Despite losing in overtime by a 64-60 score to Westminster, she made nine 3-pointers and finished with 33 points after scoring 30 points earlier in the week during a 63-36 win for the Jaguars over Santa Ana.

Jackie Cenan (Laguna Beach)
For the third time this season, she scored at least 30 points in a game as she scored 33 points during a 63-50 win over Costa Mesa.

Baylee Vanderdoes (Placer, Auburn)
While her older brother Eddie is well known for heading to play football at UCLA, this sophomore is doing her part to be well known as well as she scored 32 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and blocked eight shots during a 51-50 overtime win against Colfax.

Emily Hardin (Monache, Porterville)
The senior standout scored 30 points, which included seven 3-pointers, and had 12 rebounds and three steals in a 61-47 win over Tulare Western.

Lauren Seyranian (Piedmont)
With two double-doubles last week, this UC Davis-bound standout scored 30 points and had 10 rebounds during a 80-32 win over Arroyo of San Lorenzo and had 25 points and 10 rebounds during a 61-31 win over Mt. Eden of Hayward.

Jaylin Jones (El Dorado, Placentia)
Nearly outscoring two teams on her own last week, she had 31 points and nine rebounds during a 79-34 win over El Modena of Orange and then had 29 points and 11 rebounds during a 70-24 win over Villa Park.

Olivia Espinoza (Bakersfield Christian)
A junior with solid skills, Espinoza scored a season high of 31 points in a 69-28 win over Taft.

Coco Miller (JSerra, San Juan Capistrano)
With 22 of her 31 points coming in the first half, she also had 10 rebounds as the Lions defeated Bradshaw Christian of Sacramento 61-39 at the Play 4Kay Showcase.

Sierra Campisano (Torrey Pines, San Diego)
Just a sophomore, she has become a weekly regular to be listed here as she scored 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds during a 81-35 win over Canyon Crest Academy after scoring 26 points with 15 rebounds during a 61-52 road win over Poway.

Samantha Earl (Clovis)
Earl the pearl, a four year starter, tied her season high of 30 points in a 69-51 win over Buchanan of Clovis.

Rachel Nagel (Whitney, Cerritos)
The Wildcats extended their winning streak to nine games with a 60-45 overtime win over Bradshaw Christian of Sacramento as she scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

Sammy DeHart (Nevada Union, Grass Valley)
For the third time this season, the promising junior who caught the eye of our own Harold Abend last summer scored 24 points while grabbing seven rebounds during a 68-31 win over Roseville.

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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