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(Thanks to CIF Central Section historian Bob Barnett for continued contributions to this feature and to the state record book.)
Aaron Holiday (Campbell Hall, North Hollywood)
Not taking it easy or a day off, the big-time junior scored 38 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Vikings defeated St. Bernard of Playa del Rey 77-56 in the CIF Southern Section Division IV-A playoffs.
Dylan Eamigh (Clovis East, Clovis)
Despite scoring a game-high 36 points, the Timberwolves were on the losing end of a 91-86 final score in overtime against Central of Fresno.
Tommy Rutherford (Grossmont, El Cajon)
It was one of Rutherford’s best performances all season as the 6-foot-9 sophomore scored 35 points and grabbed 25 rebounds but it wasn’t enough to prevent a 59-57 loss against Steele Canyon of Spring Valley.
Lynard Steward (San Ysidro, San Diego)
The super-quick 5-foot-10 junior point guard was a contender to be the Student Sports West Region Player of the Week. With the first of two straight 35-point performances, Steward scored 35 points last week while making five 3-pointers during a 83-71 win on the road against Montgomery. He also scored 35 points earlier this week during a 75-63 loss to Poway. Steward has been averaging more than 26 ppg.
Murshid Randle (Central, Fresno)
With Randle scoring 35 points, the Grizzlies captured the Tri-River Athletic Conference championship with a 91-86 win in overtime against Clovis East of Clovis. According to section historian Bob Barnett, it’s the eighth league championship in program history.
Derick Newton (Harvard-Westlake, North Hollywood)
He scored a game-high 34 points to go along with 11 rebounds as the Wolverines survived in overtime to defeat Maranatha of Sierra Madre 98-96 in the second round of the CIF-SS Division IV-AA playoffs. Teammate Mike Sheng had 26 points, including a 3-pointer to send the game to overtime.
Angel Gardenas (Valencia)
On fire from behind the 3-point line, Gardenas knocked down six treys and finished with 33 points as the Vikings defeated Quartz Hill 75-60 in a CIFSS playoff contest.
Abid Oses (Bell-Jeff, Burbank)
Making sure Mesa Grande Academy’s attempt to advance to the next round of the CIF-SS Division V-A playoffs wasn’t a success, he scored 32 points and grabbed 14 rebounds during a 73-49 win by the Guards.
Simcha Halpert (Shalhevet, Los Angeles)
He pumped in a game-high 32 points as the Firehawks defeated Valley Torah 58-41 in the CIF-SS Division V-A playoffs.
Brent Cahill (St. Margaret’s, San Juan Capistrano)
Making sure the Tartans’ season wasn’t going to end early in the postseason, this 6-foot-4 junior scored 31 points during a win over Holy Martyrs of Encino and then he scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds during a CIF-SS Division 4A second-round win over Viewpoint of Calabasas.
Devenir Duruisseau (Sylmar)
Looking sharp in the top-seeded Spartans’ 88-32 win over Santee in the opening round of the L.A. City Section Division II playoffs, Duruisseau scored 30 points.
Donald Gipson (Fairfax, Los Angeles)
Behind Gipson, the Lions advanced in the opening round of the L.A. City Section Division I playoffs by defeating Birmingham 87-58. Gipson went off to the tune of 29 points and 13 rebounds.
Johnnie Vassar (JSerra Catholic, San Juan Capistrano)
The Lions opened the CIF-SS Division 4A playoffs with a 74-40 win over Twentynine Palms with Vassar coming through for a game-high 28 points.
Frankie Ferrari (Burlingame)
The Panthers drove their way to a PAL tournament championship game win as he scored 28 points during a 58-46 win over Mills of Millbrae.
Deshon Taylor (J.W. North, Riverside)
Making all 14 of his free throw attempts, he finished with 27 points as the Huskies defeated Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth 65-56 in the CIF-SS Open Division playoffs.
Mariya Moore (Salesian, Richmond)
One of the top players in the country, this Louisville-bound standout scored a career-high 38 points and grabbed 10 rebounds during a 76-57 win over St. Mary’s of Berkeley in the TCAL championship game.
Sierra Campisano (Torrey Pines, San Diego)
It wasn’t a fun week for Canyon Crest Academy last week as it had to face two of the top scorers in the section. This sophomore scored 36 points and grabbed 20 rebounds during a 71-40 win. Named as the Player of the Year for the Palomar League, she also had 32 points and 19 rebounds in a win against Rancho Bernardo.
Jackie Cenan (Laguna Beach)
Seeded No. 13 in the CIF-SS Division 4A playoffs, she scored 36 points during a 66-59 win over Archer School For Girls of Los Angeles. Like Campisano, Cenan is also one of the state’s top sophomores.
Abby Conklin (San Juan Hills, San Juan Capistrano)
Before she heads to play at UC San Diego, she is doing all she can to make sure the Stallions’ season lasts as long as it can. She scored 34 points along with grabbing eight rebounds during a CIF-SS Division 3AA second-round win over Charter Oak of Covina.
Emily Reiland (University, Irvine)
Her 30 points led the way as the Trojans defeated Santa Fe of Santa Fe Springs 65-60 in the CIF-SS Division 1A playoffs.
Triston Rollon (Fairmont Prep, Anaheim)
The Huskies made sure they would roll on to the next round of the CIF-SS Division 4A playoffs as she scored 30 points during a 69-47 first round win over Mayfield of Pasadena.
Paola Roa (Huntington Beach)
With Roa scoring a game-high 29 points, the No. 3 seeded Oilers advanced in the CIF-SS Division 1A playoffs with a 89-52 win over the Montebello Oilers.
Sara Vasquez (Immanuel, Reedley)
Setting the school-record for 3-pointers made in a game, she knocked down nine from beyond the arc and finished with 29 points in a win over Central Valley Christian.
Ali Engelhardt (Mt. Carmel, San Diego)
One of the leading scorers in the CIF San Diego Section and a state stat star regular, she scored 29 points last week during a 67-22 win over Canyon Crest Academy. During the regular season, she averaged 25.5 points a game for the Sundevils.
Samantha Clement (Fairmont Prep, Anaheim)
Outscoring Loma Linda Academy on her own, she scored 28 points as the No. 2 seeded Oilers advanced in the CIF-SS Division 4A playoffs with a 64-19 win.
Coco Miller (JSerra Catholic, San Juan Capistrano)
In the opening round of the CIF-SS Division 4AA playoffs, she scored 28 points during a 82-40 win over Muir of Pasadena.
Kennedy Burke (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth)
Just a junior, she opened up the CIF-SS Open Division playoffs in a big way as she scored 20 points, grabbed 24 rebounds and blocked six shots as the Trailblazers went on the road and defeated Alemany of Mission Hills 56-45. Teammate Cheyanne Wallace had 17 points and 20 rebounds.
Dalonna Jones (Merced)
Scoring 16 points and grabbing 24 rebounds, the Bears defeated Rodriguez of Fairfield 67-57 in a CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I outbracket game.
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