State Stat Stars of the Week

Two of this week's best in the state are Caleb Morris from Army-Navy of Carlsbad and Rebecca Gallis from Kern Valley of Lake Isabella. Photos: ArmyNavyBasketball & Courtesy Family.

Two of this week’s best are Caleb Morris from Army-Navy of Carlsbad and Rebecca Gallis from Kern Valley of Lake Isabella. Photos: ArmyNavyBasketball & Courtesy Family.


For the boys, Roach roasts for 46, Ledine is more than fine with 39 and Torres gets torrid for Pioneer. For the girls, another Destanee can score almost as much as Destiny while Maranatha’s Fluker becomes a rebounding machine.

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 markjtennis@gmail.com.

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Thanks to Paul Muyskens, Harold Abend, Ronnie Flores and CIF Central Section historian Bob Barnett for contributing items this week. This honor roll is for games played from Dec. 9 to Dec. 13.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Kyle Roach (Marin Academy, San Rafael)
Setting the nets on fire, he nearly outscored St. Elizabeth of Oakland on his own as he scored 46 points and grabbed 10 rebounds during a 63-48 win. Roach figures to be one of the state’s top scorers all season.

Charles Cadua (Sweetwater, National City)
Named earlier this week as one of our NorCal/SoCal players of the week, the mighty mite who is 5-foot-4 had several big performances last week as he scored 34, 32 and 42 points in three straight games, all of which the Red Devils were victorious.

Brian King Jr. (Roosevelt, Fresno)
The Roughriders (5-0) ran by Livingston 75-53 in the championship game in the ABC Tournament as the senior MVP led his team in scoring with 25 points and had a triple-double with 13 rebounds and 11 assists. King Jr. also scored a career high of 42 points, the fourth best in school history according to CIF Central Section historian Bob Barnett, in the semifinal game that Roosevelt won against Mariposa 75-70.

Players to Watch 200Clayton Ledine (Burton, San Francisco)
He scored more than 30 points twice last week with a 39-point performance during a 85-63 loss to Menlo School. A 6-foot-1 guard and junior captain for the Pumas, he is averaging 36 points per game and two weeks ago opened his season with a 51-point outburst.

Jordan Slaton (Garces, Bakersfield)
Averaging 27.4 points and 10 rebounds per game, he did even better during a 76-67 win over Redwood of Visalia as he finished with a season-high 38 points to go along with 12 rebounds.

Joel Finney (Central City Value, Los Angeles)
Yet another junior who is captain of his team, Finney showed why as he scored 39 points during a 68-65 loss to South East of South Gate. He is currently leading his team in scoring averaging 31.3 points per game.

Brent Cahill (St. Margaret’s, San Juan Capistrano)
While the attention is likely more on their school’s football team that is headed to Carson to play for the Division IV state championship, Cahill scored 38 points during a 68-56 win over South Torrance and averaged 32 points per game at the Valley Christian of Cerritos Tournament.

Jordan Roberson (Cordova, Rancho Cordova)
Bouncing back from a loss against Bear Creek of Stockton, he scored 36 and 37 points in the Lancers’ next two games as they defeated Oakland 67-58 and Bethel of Vallejo 64-43

Tucker Eenigenburg (Stockdale, Bakersfield)
He scored a career high of 37 points against West Bakersfield in the semifinal game of the Kern Schools Shootout in which Stockdale topped West of Bakersfield 72-52. Tucker scored 21 points in the finals against Clovis East but the Mustangs lost 58-50.

Jalonni McCorey (Sunnyside, Fresno)
He pumped in 36 points for a career high when Sunnyside edged a fine Mission Oak of Tulare team 76-70 at the Kings County Classic. Sunnyside later won the consolation title.

Caleb Morris (Army-Navy, Carlsbad)
Senior captain for the undefeated Warriors scored a season-high 35 points and grabbed 10 rebounds during a 73-43 win over Hoover of San Diego.

Gabriel Torres (Pioneer, Woodland)
The Patriots finally saw their lengthy losing streak come to an end on Saturday as this senior point guard scored 35 points during a 62-56 win over Woodland. Torres was an all-state nominee from last season.

DeAndre Stallings (Liberty Ranch, Galt)
One of the main reasons the Hawks are off to a 7-1 start this season is the play of this 6-foot-6 senior. He is averaging 26.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game including a season-best 34 points and 12 rebounds during a 91-49 win over Pioneer of Woodland. He followed that performance with 32 points and 12 rebounds the next day during a 77-58 win over El Dorado of Placerville.

Justin Davis (Morse, San Diego)
Scoring 33 points during a 80-70 win over Rancho Christian of Temecula alone would have gotten him listed as a state stat star but he finished with a triple-double during the Tigers’ first win of the season. To go with the 33 points, Davis had 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

Justin Moore (Mission Bay, San Diego)
The Buccaneers remained undefeated with a 61-41 win over Clairemont of San Diego at the Mt. Miguel Invational as this junior point guard scored 33 points.

T.J. Leaf (Foothills Christian, El Cajon)
Averaging over 28 points per game early in the season, he had 31 points and 17 rebounds during a 83-33 win over Rancho Buena Vista of Vista and then scored 30 points the next night during a 85-59 win over San Ysidro of San Diego.

Brae Ivey (Edison, Huntington Beach)
It was a party worthy performance for him at the Beach Bash as he scored 29 points and the Chargers improved to 4-0 on the season with a 64-49 win over California of Whittier.

Vince Romeo (De La Salle, Concord)
Brother of former Carondelet star Natalie Romeo scored a game-high 27 points behind 17 of 19 shooting from the free throw line when the Spartans defeated Serra of San Mateo 70-51 in the championship game of the Chris Vontoure Spartan Classic.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Destiny Littleton (Bishop’s, La Jolla)
Following up her being named as one of our players of the week two weeks ago, she opened up last week with a 38-point effort and ended it with a 32-point performance but it was between those that she scored 50 points and grabbed 17 rebounds during a 83-39 win over RancHo Buena Vista of Vista. On the season, Littleton is averaging 39.3 points and 14.1 rebounds per game.

Dijonai Carrington is younger sister of Oregon football recruit Darren Carrington. Her father, Darren Sr., played for the San Diego Chargers. Her mother, Vickie, is her coach at Horizon Christian. Photo: Harold Abend.

Dijonai Carrington is younger sister of Oregon football player Darren Carrington. Photo: Harold Abend.

Amber Melgoza (Santa Barbara)
Named as one of our state players of the week earlier this week, she scored 158 points in a four-day span last week. The outings included 34, 37, 45 and 42 points as the Dons improved to 7-0 this season. The Cal-Hi Sports all-state sophomore from last season is now averaging 34.9 points and 8.1 rebounds per game in what is shaping out to be a big junior season for the 5-foot-10 power forward.

Ali Engelhardt (Mt. Carmel, San Diego)
No stranger to filling up the stat sheet, she scored 42 points and had 15 rebounds as the undefeated Sundevils rolled past Serra of San Diego 78-60 in the championship game of the Matador Classic Black Division.

Channon Fluker (Maranatha, Sierra Madre)
Her being listed here is no fluke as she scored 35 points and grabbed 33 rebounds during a 53-51 loss to Poly of Pasadena. Fluker also ended last week with 41 points and 24 rebounds during a 58-48 win over West Ranch of Valencia.

Rebecca Gallis (Kern Valley, Lake Isabella)
It was back-to-back season best scoring performances last week for the Broncs’ junior captain. Gallis first scored 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds during a 50-49 loss to East Bakersfield before getting 39 points and 14 rebounds the next day during a 59-48 win over Wasco.

Hailey Pascoe (Clayton Valley, Concord)
Yet another player whose school is likely distracted with the success of the football team, but Pascoe is putting up some pretty performances for the Ugly Eagles on the court. She scored 31 points in both of their wins to open the season before scoring 38 points last week during a 64-62 loss to Dublin.

Kaitlyn Hsu (Northwood, Irvine)
Named by OCVarsity as its girls basketball athlete of the week, this junior guard made five 3-pointers and finished with 38 points during a 67-65 win over El Modena of Orange.

Dijonai Carrington (Horizon Christian Academy, San Diego)
Younger sister of University of Oregon football standout Darren Carrington Jr. scored a season-high 35 points during a 79-58 loss to Mt. Carmel of San Diego and fellow state stat star Ali Engelhardt.

Destanee Alexander (Kennedy, Richmond)
Yes, we have Destiny and Destanee who are off to massive starts to the season. Destanee had has several big games, including 28 points during a 66-43 win over KIPP King, but her biggest performance came during a 63-47 win over College Prep of Oakland when she knocked down five 3-pointers and finished with 35 points.

Katrina Lusky (Calvin Christian, Escondido)
For the second week in a row, she scored 34 points in a game. Lusky also grabbed 17 rebounds during a 55-23 win over St. Joseph.

Sierra Campisano (Torrey Pines, San Diego)
She opened last week with her second straight triple-double for the Falcons. The standout junior scored 33 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked 10 shots during a 85-63 win over Granite Hills of El Cajon.

Giernijah Nay Nay Martin (Roosevelt, Fresno)
She scored a career high of 32 points and was chosen MVP of the Reedley Kiwanis Tournament in leading her team to the championship with a 59-36 triumph over Kingsburg.

Aarion McDonald (Brookside Christian, Stockton)
The Knights’ junior captain had back-to-back 32-point performances in two quality wins for the Knights. McDonald first scored 32 in a 65-60 win over St. Francis of Mountain View, then hit for 32 in a 64-51 triumph against Clayton Valley of Concord.

Paul Muyskens is the Stockton office assistant editor of CalHiSports.com. Mark Tennis is the co-founder and publisher of CalHiSports.com. He can be reached at markjtennis@gmail.com. Don’t forget to follow Mark on the Cal-Hi Sports Twitter handle: @CalHiSports


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