State Stat Stars of the Week

Two of this week's top stat stars are regulars -- Cajon's Kayla Washington and Maranatha's Tyler Dorsey. Photos: Marissa Holbert/passthaball.com & Ronnie Flores.

Two of this week’s top stat stars are regulars — Cajon’s Kayla Washington and Maranatha’s Tyler Dorsey. Photos: Marissa Holbert/passthaball.com & Ronnie Flores.


Maranatha’s Tyler Dorsey continues to pump up scoring average above 30 points Monte Vista’s Mitu hits for 36 in win over Folsom. A freshman girl, meanwhile, who has begun her career with 38, 37 and 34 points also makes it onto this week’s honor roll.

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 Jan. 5 to Jan. 10 with some outings from early this week.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Tyler Dorsey (Maranatha, Sierra Madre)
Stat star regular and All-American candidate scored at least 36 points and had double-doubles in all four of the Minutemen games last week. Dorsey’s biggest offensive output of the week came during their 93-91 win over Bellarmine-Jefferson of Burbank as he scored 44 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. He is averaging 31.9 ppg so far this season.

Clayton Ladine (Burton, San Franciso)
For the fourth time this season, Ladine scored at least 40 points in a game with 40 during a 88-84 win over Stellar Prep of Hayward and followed it up later in the week with 32 points in a 83-49 win over Wallenberg. While we haven’t seen it reported anywhere but on MaxPreps, he is listed with a 63-point outing early this week with 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a 98-64 win over June Jordan School of Equity of San Francisco. June Jordan is reported with a handful of games this season but we haven’t heard of that school before, either. Hopefully, we’ll have more info about that game for next week’s stat stars.
Players to Watch 200
Mike Alvarez (Oak Park, Agoura Hills)
Soaring his way to half of the Eagles’ points, the senior guard finished with 42 points during their 84-64 win over Royal of Simi Valley.

Kyle Roach (Marin Academy, San Rafael)
Averaging 34.4 points and 9.9 rebounds per game this season, he followed up his 42-point performance to end 2014 by scoring 41 and 42 points in his first two games of 2015. The Wildcats defeated Emery of Emeryville 70-38 before losing to Stuart Hall of San Francisco 74-65. In both games, Roach recorded 10 rebounds to finish with double-doubles. We still think scoring 24 against Drake is more meaningful.

Matt Hauser (Thousand Oaks)
Despite the game being a close low-scoring contest, this three-year standout still managed to finish with 40 points during a 59-52 win over Calabasas. With the win, the Lancers also improved to 17-2 for the season. Earlier this season, the Santa Clara-bound Hauser broke a school record by pouring in 54 points in a 107-45 victory vs. Channel Islands of Oxnard.

Michael Polman (Burroughs, Ridgecrest)
Named as our SoCal Boys Player of the Week, he had 39 points and six rebounds during a 53-52 win over Lancaster. Polman also scored 29 points along with seven assists and five steals during a 64-50 win over Palmdale.

Stefan Mitu (Monte Vista, Danville)
He’s doing his best to keep the defending D1 state champs among the best in the Bay Area. Mitu first hit for 30 points in a 80-67 league win against Foothill of Pleasanton. Later, in a 66-64 upset of state-ranked Folsom, Mitu poured in 36 points. He is a 6-foot-1 senior guard.

Marquese Chriss (Pleasant Grove, Elk Grove)
Showing why he is a big-time recruit and is headed to Washington, the 6-foot-8 standout put on a show on Saturday afternoon at the Father Barry Tribute at Jesuit in Carmichael. Chriss scored 36 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked six shots during a 59-56 win over Berkeley.

LiAngelo & Lonzo Ball (Chino Hills)
LiAngelo, one of the top sophomores in the nation, scored 35 points while Lonzo, one of the top seniors, scored 28 points and finished with a triple-double when the Huskies defeated Renaissance Academy of Altadena 97-88 at the Cavalier Classic.

Srivinay Irrinki (Harker Academy, San Jose)
It was a night of sweet shooting for Irrinki when the Eagles beat The King’s Academy of Sunnyvale 87-71. The San Jose Mercury-News Athlete of the Week went 9-for-9 on free throws, made eight 3-pointers and ended with 35 points and seven assists. It also is the second 35-point game for Irrinki this season.

Jake Linsky (Northwood, Irvine)
For the second time this season, this 6-foot-7 junior scored 34 points against Beckman of Irvine. He did it last week in a 63-59 win for the Timberwolves in their Pacific Coast League opener.

Jalonni McCorey (Sunnyside, Fresno)
In a 75-58 triumph against Madera, McCorey scored 33 points. He was a key player for the Wildcats last fall on the gridiron.

Michael Oguine (Chaminade, West Hills)
No stranger to being listed in this weekly feature, Oguine scored 33 points as the Eagles defeated St. Francis of La Canada 68-55 for their first Mission League win of the season. It’ll be fun to see Michael try to score on Monday against state-ranked De La Salle of Concord at the MLK Classic.

Alex Copeland (Harvard-Westlake, N. Hollywood)
Averaging 28 points per game this season, Copeland scored 29 points in a 84-64 win over Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks and had 32 points in an 86-75 loss to Alemany of Mission Hills.

Jordan Starr (Buena, Ventura)
Knocking down four from 3-point land, Starr finished with 31 points during a 64-52 win by the Bulldogs over Pacifica of Oxnard.

Brandon Waltrip (Caruthers)
The senior standout scored 31 points in a 54-42 win by the Blue Raiders over Tulare in the Jesse Lujan Memorial Tournament.

Boyton Boyce (Santa Barbara)
His points were badly needed for the Dons to pick up a win since he finished with 31 points during a 60-58 win over Oaks Christian of Westlake Village.

Armoni Rivers (Jesuit, Carmichael)
He scored a season-best 31 points as the Marauders defeated Freedom of Oakley 82-78 in overtime at their own Father Barry Tribute played last Saturday.

Trevor Treinen (Servite, Anaheim)
Despite scoring 30 points, the Friars ended up on the wrong end of a 65-55 final score against Orange Lutheran.

Austin Butler (Buckley, Sherman Oaks)
During a 65-35 win over Ribet of Los Angeles, Butler served up a triple-double by scoring 14 points to go with 17 rebounds and 12 assists.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Dijonai Carrington (Horizon Christian Academy, San Diego)
It would be hard not to lead off the girls section of this honor roll this week with Carrington. In a 70-57 win over Bishop’s of La Jolla, the standout junior scored 39 points and grabbed 43 rebounds. That total would tie her for the sixth best single-game rebounding mark in state history based on the last printed edition of the Cal-Hi Sports State Record Book. We are in the process of updating and post all single-game state records (both boys and girls).

Players to Watch 120Tamera Trigg (Arroyo Valley, San Bernardino)
We already mentioned the Hawks’ 161-2 win over Bloomington last week and it has been getting tons of attention (most negative) from various media outlets. In that game, Trigg scored 43 points for her fifth game this season with at least 40 points.

Kayla Washington (Cajon, San Bernardino)
Big time double-doubles are a common night on the court for this junior. Washington scored 40 points and grabbed 20 rebounds during a 92-37 win over Carter of Rialto. On the year, she is averaging 29.4 points and 15.4 rebounds for the undefeated Cowgirls.

Channon Fluker (Maranatha, Sierra Madre)
In between being named as our SoCal Girls Player of the Week last week, she scored 39 points and had 29 rebounds during a 53-37 win over Immaculate Heart of Los Angeles and had 33 points and 20 rebounds during a 64-42 wn over Ganesha of Pomona.

Jordan Thompson (Harker Academy, San Jose)
Sophomore sharpshooter came through with 38 points as the Eagles topped Woodside Priory of Portola Valley 64-48.

Tatiana Reese (Woodside Priory, Portola Valley)
In the same game in which Jordan Thompson had 38 points for Harker Academy, Reese nearly matched it with 34. Reese is just a freshman who in her first two games had outings of 38 and 37 points. The 5-foot-7 guard is averaging 36.3 points per game.

Margurite Effa (Fairfax, Los Angeles)
While her week last week ended with a 75-51 loss to Palisades of Pacific Palisades despite her scoring 37 points and getting eight rebounds, it was an outstanding week for the 6-foot-4 USC-bound post player. She also scored 36 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked six shots during a 52-41 win over Roosevelt of Los Angeles and also had 28 points and 16 rebounds in a 48-36 win over Canyon of Canyon Country.

Katie Campbell (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village)
Another of our NorCal/SoCal Players of the Week, Campbell shot for a school-record 10 3-pointers and finished with 36 points as the Lions defeated the two-time defending Marmonte League champion Newbury Park by an 86-54 final score.

Kamira Sanders (Enterprise, Redding)
Named earlier this week as our NorCal Girls Player of the Week, she scored 35 points and had 11 steals during a 75-41 win over Del Norte of Crescent City. She also had 26 points, eight steals, seven assists and six rebounds in a 65-36 win over Las Plumas of Oroville.

Daisy Powell (McClymonds, Oakland)
The 6-foot-2 Warriors’ senior captain is averaging 23.4 points and 12.8 rebounds per game after scoring at least 30 points for the fifth time this season. Powell scored 35 points and grabbed 15 rebounds during a 54-40 win over KIPP King of San Lorenzo.

Precious Nwaba (University, Los Angeles)
For the fourth time this season, this senior captain scored more than 30 points in a game. Nwaba did it this time with 33 points in the Wildcats’ 48-39 win over Garfield of Los Angeles.

Angela Pisano (Mary Star of the Sea, San Pedro)
Outscoring two teams on her own last week, this sophomore star scored 31 points in back-to-back games as the Stars defeated Port of Los Angeles of San Pedro 65-26 and Capistrano Valley Christian of San Juan Capistrano 65-21.

Katrina Lusky (Calvin Christian, Escondido)
With double-doubles in every game this season but one, she had 27 points and 15 rebounds during a 53-24 win over Escondido Adventist Academy before ending the week with 29 points, 17 rebounds and seven steals during a 47-19 win over Crawford of San Diego. Lusky has now gone over 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her prep career.

Aarion McDonald (Brookside Christian, Stockton)
Double-doubles are from another hamburger joint so McDonald did better with a triple-double in a 68-43 triumph last week against Rosemont of Sacramento. In that game, McDonald scored 28 points and had 12 rebounds and had 12 steals.

Ali Engelhardt (Mt. Carmel, San Diego)
While she has had bigger performances this seasonm she had a really nice game during a 61-48 win over Santa Margarita of Rancho Santa Margarita. Engelhardt scored 28 points, went a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line and also grabbed 11 rebounds.

Veronica Slade (North, Bakersfield)
Her performance during the Stars’ 51-37 win over Frontier of Bakersfield was one for the record books. She tied the school’s single-game rebounding record with 24 rebounds.

Brandy Williams (Deer Valley, Antioch)
The 6-foot senior center racked up a 20-20 double-double with 20 points and 21 rebounds in a 71-65 victory last week against Skyline of Oakland. Williams also had 15 points and 15 rebounds in a win over Mission San Jose of Fremont.

Emma Lumbreras (Mt. Whitney, Visalia)
According to CIF Central Section historian Bob Barnett, Lumbreras tied a school record by pulling down 22 rebounds and scored six points against El Diamante in a West Yosemite League game that the Pioneers lost 41-38.

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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