Two boys players get into a shootout and both hit the 50-point mark while one of our girls honorees gets listed with a 42-point, 14-steal, 12-assist triple-double. That girl, though, San Bernardino Arroyo Valley’s Tamera Trigg, is on a team now in the hot seat for winning 161-2 earlier this week.
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Paul Muyskens, Harold Abend, Ronnie Flores, Mark Tennis and CIF Central Section historian Bob Barnett contributed items this week. This honor roll is for games played from Dec. 30- to Jan. 3.
Isaiah Tenette (Highlands, North Highlands)
It was a battle of two outstanding juniors as he outscored Eric Shaw and finished with 52 points but his team suffered the 104-98 overtime loss to Amador of Sutter Creek. Tenette opened the season with a 35-point outing against Pioneer of Woodland and is averaging close to 30 ppg. He’s been a varsity player for the Scots since he was a freshman.
Eric Shaw (Amador, Sutter Creek)
It’s not often do you score 50 points and not even be the game’s leading scorer but that was the case during the Buffaloes’ 104-98 overtime win against Highlands of North Highlands right before Christmas. Shaw’s rival from Highlands, Isaiah Tenette, scored 52. “Shaw broke the school scoring records with 50 points and 9 threes,” Amador coach Kaleb Cagle told the Amador Ledger-Dispatch. “It was an amazing game to be a part of…two kids scoring at that high of a rate in a high school basketball game is a very rare thing to see.”
Kyle Roach (Marin Academy, San Rafael)
So far this season Roach is among the leading scorers in the state and was our NorCal Boys Player of the Week after a bunch of big performances. Breaking his own school record for points in a game, he scored 50 points during a 82-61 win over Encinal of Alameda and had a 42-point performances during a win over Arcata.
Clayton Ladine (Burton, San Francisco)
When you go to see the Gators so far this season, you should expect to see lots of points scored by both teams. Ladine scored 44 points for the second game in a row while grabbing 16 rebounds during a 109-96 loss to Alhambra of Martinez. Already with a 51-point performance this season, he ended 2014 with 38 points during an 87-72 win over Argonaut of Jackson.
Jordan Roberson (Cordova, Rancho Cordova)
Another of the leading scorers in the state so far this season and another early NorCal Player of the Week honoree, Roberson scored a season-high 40 points during a 79-71 win over McClatchy of Sacramento and two games later scored 38 points during a 83-60 win over Valley of Sacramento. For the Lancers this season, the 6-foot-4 senior guard is averaging 32.8 points per game.
Tyler Dorsey (Maranatha, Pasadena)
Considered to be one of the top senior recruits in the nation yet to commit to a college, Dorsey scored 38 points before Christmas in a a 79-71 win over Windward in what at the time was a season-best performance. This week, he has already had three games of at least 36 points which we will go more into in next week’s edition of the state stat stars.
Kendall Small (Mayfair, Lakewood)
Before heading to Oregon next season, Small is doing his best to make his final high school season a memorable one. He scored 36 points last week but it wasn’t enough to get the Monsoons on the winning side of a 68-54 final score against Oak Park of Agoura Hills.
Lynard Steward (San Ysidro, San Diego)
The Cougars’ 5-foot-9 senior captain did all he could to prevent a 74-67 loss to Kearny of San Diego but his 35 points was not enough to get his team the win. Steward has been averaging more than 25 ppg for the last two seasons.
Frank Bertz (Sultana, Hesperia)
Selected earlier this week as our SoCal Boys Player of the Week, Frank had 34 points and nine rebounds during a 78-76 loss to Moreno Valley and then had 29 points and 17 rebounds during a 96-71 win over Indio.
Jarrett Brodbeck (Esperanza, Anaheim)
Putting a big portion of the Aztec offense on his back, this 6-foot-5 senior captain scored 34 points to lead Esperanza past Jordan of Long Beach 81-67 in the team’s final game of 2014. Brodbeck has been one of the most surprising players this season in Orange County.
Aaron Holiday (Campbell Hall, North Hollywood)
It’s been a great season so far for the Holiday family as Justin Holiday has emerged as a key player off the bench for the Golden State Warriors to go with Jrue Holiday continuing to start for the New Orleans Pelicans. UCLA-bound Aaron is no stranger to being listed as a state stat star. He scored 26 points after halftime and finished with 33 points as the Vikings defeated Village Christian of Sun Valley 69-58 in the third place game of the DI Bound event.
Alex Tsverov (Center, Antelope)
While the Cougars have struggled to pick up wins so far this season, he has had some nice performances, including a 33-point outing in a 75-66 loss to Alhambra of Martinez. Earlier this season, Tsverov scored a school-record 55 points during a 98-96 double-overtime win against Foothill of Palo Cedro that saw him make 19 free throws and six 3-pointers.
Michael Oguine (Chaminade, West Hills)
He made sure the Eagles would capture their own tournament championship when he scored 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the finals to lead Chaminade past Valencia 73-55.
Lance Coleman II (St. Mary’s, Stockton)
While the Ram boys may get overshadowed some by their nationally successful girls team, the boys have some talented players as well, including this 6-foot-8 senior who is averaging 22.1 points per game. Coleman scored 29 points during a 69-54 win last week over Franklin of Stockton, but twice earlier this season he had two 36-point games for the 10-4 Rams.
Amber Melgoza (Santa Barbara)
One of our Players of the Week from earlier this season, she continues to light up the scoreboard. Melgoza scored 47 points and grabbed 13 rebounds during a 77-52 win last week over Sierra of Tollhouse and two days later scored 48 points in outscoring the entire Atascadero team on her own during a 71-39 win. On the season, this junior forward is averaging 35.3 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.
Aarion McDonald (Brookside Christian, Stockton)
Not only did she score 46 points in a game but she did it during an important 74-63 win over Salesian of Richmond to open up the West Coast Jamboree. McDonald ended the tournament with 34 points as the Knights captured the championship with a 70-58 win over Prairie of Brush Prairie, Washington. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to name her tourney MVP.
Destiny Littleton (Bishop’s, La Jolla)
She has been a double-double machine this season with 15 double-doubles in her first 16 reported games, including a season-high of 50 points. A week after she had 44 points and 20 rebounds during a win over Vista, the sophomore phenom scored 38 points and grabbed 14 rebounds during a 69-60 win over Foothill of Henderson, Nevada and then the next day she scored 31 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a 66-54 win against Serra of San Diego 66-54.
Destanee Alexander (Kennedy, Richmond)
With her soaring for 44 points, the Eagles started a winning streak with a 98-48 win over Burton of San Francisco and then to end the 2014 portion of their schedule she scored 33 points during a 68-45 win over San Leandro.
Tamera Trigg (Arroyo Valley, San Bernardino)
Averaging a triple-double this season for the 13-1 Hawks, she scored at least 40 points in a game for the fourth time this season when she scored 42 points to go along with 14 steals and 12 assists during a 110-12 win over West Valley of Hermet. Good for Tamera that she’s making a name for herself, but Arroyo Valley unfortunately is making a name for itself for running up the score against ridiculously outmatched opponents. Already this week, Arroyo Valley has posted a 161-2 win against Bloomington in a game it was leading 104-1 at halftime. We have to put those scores into the state record book, but that doesn’t mean we like doing it.
Sabrina Ionescu (Miramonte, Orinda)
A big reason why the Mats are one of the top teams in the state, currently sitting at No. 7 in our state rankings, Ionescu scored 40 points during a 73-60 win over Pinewood of Los Altos Hills. Pinewood is a state-ranked team as well so going for 40 against an opponent like that could be called the best outing of the week.
Sierra Campisano (Torrey Pines, San Diego)
At times, it seems like Sierra has set up a tent and is just camped out in our weekly state stat stars feature. Here she is once again after scoring 17 points, grabbing a season-high 24 rebounds and blocking eight shots during a 71-63 win over Mater Dei Catholic of Chula Vista. She followed that up the next day by scoring a season-high 39 points to go with 19 rebounds during a 84-81 win over Foothill of Henderson, Nevada.
Delacy Brown (Poly, Riverside)
Standing just 5-foot-5, she plays bigger than that on the court. The Bears’ junior and team captain scored 37 points during a 81-36 win over Adelanto. On the season, she is averaging 25.9 points per game for the Bears and has scored at least 34 points in a game six times, including a season-high of 40 points during a 63-60 win over Ramona.
Hailey Pascoe (Clayton Valley, Concord)
Despite scoring 37 points, it wasn’t enough to prevent a loss for the Ugly Eagles when they ended up on the wrong side of a 102-73 final score against powerhouse Miramonte of Orinda.
Katie Lou Samuelson (Mater Dei, Santa Ana)
A big time performance in a big time setting is not a shock from this sensation when she scored 36 points to lead the Monarchs past Blackman of Tennessee 53-44 in the Nike TOC’s top division championship.
Ali Engelhardt (Mt. Carmel, San Diego)
Following up her season-high 36-point performance during a 65-53 win over Helix of La Mesa, Engelhardt scored 35 points and grabbed 13 rebounds but the Sundevils suffered their first loss of the season 64-57 to Garces of Bakersfield.
Precious Nwaba (University, Los Angeles)
Helping the Wildcats have their brief losing streak come to an end, she had a triple-double during a 59-24 win over San Dimas. Nwaba scored 35 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had 10 steals.
Dijonai Carrington (Horizon Christian, San Diego)
Tipping off 2015 with a big time performance, she scored 32 points and grabbed a season-high 25 rebounds during a 59-54 win over Fairmont Prep of Anaheim. Considered one of the top junior prospects in the nation, she did a blog for ESPNW last week about her experience going to the Rose Bowl to cheer on her brother, Darren Carrington, who is a freshman wide receiver for the Oregon Ducks. In that big win over Florida State, Darren, our Cal-Hi Sports 2012-13 State Small Schools Athlete of the Year, caught seven passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns.
Kayla Washington (Cajon, San Bernardino)
Matching her season-high for points in a game, she scored 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds during a 57-53 win over Bellarmine Prep of Tacoma, Wash., and then scored 32 points once again to go with 16 rebounds during a 71-65 win over West Seattle of Seattle, Washington.
Leah Purvis (Buckley, Sherman Oaks)
She scored at least 30 points for the fourth game in a row when she scored as many points as the entire St. Bernard of Playa del Rey team with 31 points during a 73-31 win over the Vikings. Purvis also nearly missed a triple-double in that win with 12 rebounds, nine assists and seven steals.
Channon Fluker (Maranatha, Pasadena)
Our SoCal Girls Player of the Week had her best game last week with 30 points, 22 rebounds and seven blocked shots during a 61-46 win over Mount Si of Snoqualmie, Washington. The Cal State Northdrige recruit is averaging 27.4 points, 19.4 rebounds and 5.1 blocks per game.
Mai-loni Henson (La Jolla Country Day)
She scored 30 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as the Torreys defeated Mount Miguel by a 62-43 final score at the SoCal Holiday Prep Classic.
Alexandra Lewis (Laguna Beach)
Named by OCVarsity as its Girls Basketball Athlete of the Week, she had her 10th double-double of the season during a 53-31 win over Knight of Palmdale with 30 points and 10 rebounds.
Cydnee Kinslow (Freedom, Oakley)
Named as our NorCal Girls Player of the Week, she had three triple-doubles at the West Coast Jamboree, and was named the Topaz Division MVP after the Falcons captured the championship. Her best game saw her score 16 points, grab 15 rebounds, block 10 shots and have five steals during the Falcons’ 64-28 semifinal win over Los Banos.
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