State Stat Stars of the Week

Two of this week's most notable stat stars are Britney Gonzalez of Fontana Jurupa Hills and Brandon Smith of Santa Ana Godinez. Photos: Hudl.com & Ronnie Flores.

Two of this week’s most notable stat stars are Britney Gonzalez of Fontana Jurupa Hills and Brandon Smith of Santa Ana Godinez. Photos: Hudl.com & Ronnie Flores.


We’ve got state and NorCal record clarifications on S.F. Burton’s Clayton Ladine’s 63-point game and on the Troy of Fullerton girls in their hunt for the league win streak mark. Plus, there’s now a 47-point outing on the ledger of Jurupa Hills’ Britney Gonzalez.

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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Writeups this week by Paul Muyskens, Mark Tennis and CIF Central Section historian Bob Barnett. This honor roll is for games played from Jan. 12 to Jan. 19.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Clayton Ladine (Burton, San Francisco)
While it isn’t against a school we had heard of before, it was reported by the San Francisco Chronicle as well as posted on MaxPreps that Clayton scored 63 points during a 98-64 win over June Jordan School of Equity, also of San Francisco. He finished 19 of 34 from the floor, including 7 of 14 from the three-point line. Averaging 36 points per game, he was also 18 of 20 from the free throw line. Ladine’s total is just two short of getting onto the all-time state list, which we wish was longer than the cutoff of 65 but that will take some extra research to do. And while it’s a very high total, 63 points is still quite way off from the San Francisco, Northern California and No. 3 all-time state total of 82 set in November of 1995 by the late Winters Patterson of S.F. Balboa.

Isaiah Johnson (Tehachapi)
According to CIF Central Section historian Bob Barnett, the senior from Kern County scored a section season high of 44 points in a 89-77 win over Rosamond.

Tyler Dorsey (Maranatha, Pasadena)
Becoming a weekly regular in our weekly state stat stars honor roll, Tyler had 42 points and 10 rebounds during a 69-64 win over Village Christian of Sun Valley. He is currently averaging 32 points and 10.9 rebounds per game.

Isaiah Johnson knocked down more points than his jersey number in game last week for Tehachapi. Photo: THSWarriorsBasketballNews.

Isaiah Johnson knocked down more points than his jersey number in game last week for Tehachapi. Photo: THSWarriorsBasketballNews.

Justin Davis (Morse, San Diego)
Already named as our SoCal Boys Player of the Week, Davis fired in 42 points and corralled 13 rebounds to lead the Tigers past J.W. North of Riverside 96-88 in two overtimes in Monday’s MLK Showdown held at La Salle of Pasadena. Davis is a 6-foot-5 junior who is drawing interest from D1 colleges.

LiAngelo & Lonzo Ball (Chino Hills)
Playing in Missouri at the Bass Pro Shops TOC, LiAngelo had eight 3-pointers and finished with 41 points while Lonzo had 17 points and 15 rebounds during an 86-73 win over Bentonville of Arkansas in the third place game. Lonzo earlier in the week had a triple-double during the team’s 86-77 loss to nationally ranked Oak Hill Academy of Virginia.

Anthony Seechan (Orosi)
Scorching the nets for 38 points, Seechan hit for a career best and the third best in school history when Orosi edged Bishop Union 82-75 in the I Have A Dream Classic.

Jalonni McCorvey (Sunnyside, Fresno)
The senior grid-hooper pumped in a game high of 34 points, 21 points coming in the first half, in a nice 72-68 home win over Clovis East of Clovis. Trey Simien led Clovis East with a career high of 30 points.

Jordan Hemsley (Damien, La Verne)
Making the most of his trips to the free throw line where he went a perfect 11-for-11, Hemsley continued to shine with 34 points as the Spartans defeated Etiwanda 60-58 with his game-winning layup at the buzzer. Note: We already know he had a similar outing in another thrilling Baseline League game this week against Chino Hills.

Issac Acevedo (Clovis East, Clovis)
He scored a career high of 36 points as the Timberwolves ran pasted a scrappy Clovis team 94-79 to open league play.

Corbin Koch (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton)
During a 68-50 win for the Gators over Justin-Siena of Napa, he had four 3-pointers and finished with 34 points. Koch was the San Mateo County athlete of the week earlier this month due to scoring 54 points and grabbing 28 rebounds in three wins by the Gators at the San Diego Surf and Slam Classic.

Jordan Roberson (Cordova, Rancho Cordova)
He scored 33 points during a 87-55 win over Union Mine of El Dorado. It was the 11th time this season that Roberson scored at least 30 points in a game.

Michael Enis (Savanna, Anaheim)
One of the leading scorers in Orange County, Enis scored 33 points during a 74-44 win over Magnolia of Anaheim. Not far from a triple-double performance, he also grabbed nine rebounds and had eight steals.

Colin O’Farrell & Paul Singh (Garden Grove)
Putting on quite the show during an 86-59 win over Bolsa Grande of Garden Grove, the pair outscored their opponents as O’Farrell had 32 points and 10 rebounds while Singh knocked down nine 3-pointers and finished with 31 points. Singh’s nine 3-pointers broke a school record that Felix Ramirez had set one month earlier.

Eric Shaw (Amador, Sutter Creek)
It has been a tough season for the Buffaloes when it comes to picking up wins but one bright spot on a nightly basis has been the play of this junior. He scored 32 points during their 71-62 loss last week to Summerville of Tuolumne.

Brandon Smith (Godinez, Santa Ana)
The 6-foot-5 senior guard cored a game-high 32 points and had 12 rebounds when the Grizzlies defeated Calvary Chapel of Santa Ana 61-58 in overtime. Smith was one of the state’s biggest surprises of last summer and ended up with a commitment to UC Irvine.

Colin Slater (Immanuel, Reedley)
The junior guard, who was slated as all-state and even All-American material as a freshman when he was at Clovis North of Fresno, had 29 points and 11 assists in Immanuel’s 77-61 win over Edison of Fresno in Monday’s MLK event at College of the Sequoias. Slater already had been named as our NorCal Boys Player of the Week.

Rex Pflueger (Mater Dei, Santa Ana)
Named by OCSidelines as its Boys Basketball Athlete of the Week this Notre Dame-bound senior had 27 points and 15 rebounds during a 73-69 win over Santa Margarita of Rancho Santa Margarita. He also had 25 points, seven rebounds and five assists during a 70-51 win over Orange Lutheran.
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GIRLS BASKETBALL

Britney Gonzalez (Jurupa Hills, Fontana)
While it wasn’t the 54 points she scored in a game back in December, every one of her 47 points was needed last week against Rialto, which helped the Spartans picked up a 66-65 win.

Katrina Lusky (Calvin Christian, Escondido)
For the first time this season, she had a triple-double and she did it in a big time way as she scored 43 points, grabbed 21 rebounds and had 10 steals during a 56-34 win over Mar Vista of Imperial Beach. She also had 36 points and 17 rebounds during a 46-38 win over Mission Vista of Oceanside.

Amber Melgoza (Santa Barbara)
No stranger to having her name listed here, she scored 41 points during a 73-18 win over San Marcos. It was the fifth time this season she scored over 40 points in a game.

Ali Engelhardt (Mt. Carmel, San Diego)
Already named as our SoCal Girls Player of the Week, she had 40 points and nine rebounds during a 60-45 win over Serra of San Diego. It was the second time this season she had scored at least 40 points against the Conquistadores. She scored a season-high 42 points along with 15 rebounds back in December.

Marguerite Effa (Fairfax, Los Angeles)
The 6-foot-4 post player who led the Lions to last year’s CIF L.A. City Section Division I title and was the L.A. City Player of the Year scored a season-high 39 points while grabbing 12 rebounds during a 69-35 win over Los Angeles CES. She also has signed with USC.

Destiny Littleton (Bishop’s, La Jolla)
For those that report stats on MaxPreps, she is the state’s leading scorer averaging 34.6 points per game. Last week, Littleton scored 36 points and grabbed eight rebounds during a 68-24 win over La Jolla and then the next day she scored 40 points and grabbed a season-high 21 rebounds during a 83-60 win over Granite Hills of El Cajon.

De Ja Nay Powell (McClymonds, Oakland)
If her team won more games, we may have already chosen Powell as a NorCal Player of the Week. She is still deserving of mention with 40 points and 10 rebounds in a 65-56 loss to Skyline of Oakland and then 29 points and 14 rebounds in a 54-40 loss to College Park of Pleasant Hill.

Sierra Campisano (Torrey Pines, San Diego)
One of the top players in the CIF San Diego Section, she had yet another honor roll worthy outing of 33 points and 10 rebounds during a 71-56 win over Ramona.
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Janelle Sumilong (Hanford)
A sophomore who shined as a freshman for the state-ranked Bullpups last season, Sumilong scored a season high of 32 points and had seven rebounds in a 62-52 non-league win over a fine Ridgeview of Bakersfield team. Janelle also led her team with 20 points in a 61-16 win over Hanford West.

Aarion McDonald (Brookside Christian, Stockton)
For just the second time this season, the Knights suffered a loss in a 55-53 upset against Berkeley last Saturday. McDonald did her best, however, and finished with 32 points, nine rebounds and eight steals.

Desiree Harding (Fresno)
It wasn’t that hard for Harding to score a season high of 31 points when Fresno out-dueled Hoover 59-49 in a North Yosemite League opener. Hoover’s Michelle Brown scored a season high of 34 points in a losing effort.

Makaila Sanders (Rio Linda)
A namedto remember for many years to come, she is just a freshman and was two steals shy from a triple-double last week with 30 points, 10 rebounds and eight steals during a 78-31 win over Woodland. It helped her earn the selection as our NorCal Girls Player of the Week. Averaging more than 21 ppg also helped quite a bit as well.

Regina Sankey (Branham, San Jose)
Named as the Santa Clara County Girls Athlete of the Week by the Mercury News, she had 30 points during a 63-53 win over Silver Creek of San Jose in BVAL Mount Hamilton Division play.

Heleyna Hill (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose)
The sophomore daughter of former MLB player Glenallen Hill had a career-high 29 points and had five steals as the Monarchs came from behind to defeat Sacramento 54-46 at the St. Mary’s MLK Showcase.

Kayla Washington (Cajon, San Bernardino)
It would be a bigger shock to see her not record a double-double than to get one as she scored 24 points in both games last week while grabbing 16 rebounds during a 90-32 win over Redlands and 20 rebounds during a 71-18 win over Miller of Fontana.

Kennedy Burke (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth)
In a performance that many of us from Cal-Hi Sports were in attendance to see, the UCLA-bound standout finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists during a 85-77 loss to St. Mary’s of Stockton.

Anna Lynn Benson (Crean Lutheran, Irvine)
Averaging 18 points and 18 rebounds per game during Academy League play this season, she had 17 points, 20 rebounds, 10 steals and six blocks during a win against Whitney of Cerritos.

Kayla Coloyan (Sacred Heart Cathedral, San Francisco)
While her numbers alone may not stand out, we were there for both of the Irish girls’ big wins last week and saw the big impact she had in both big time wins that nearly had them move into our Top 20 State Rankings. Coloyan first scored 18 points during a 62-50 win over St. Ignatius of San Francisco and had 20 points during a 71-57 win over Vista Murrieta of Murrieta.

STATE GIRLS BB RECORD UPDATE

Troy (Fullerton)
With a 56-15 win over Buena Park on Wednesday night, it was reported by some media outlets that the Warriors had tied the state record for consecutive league victories with their 183rd in a row. Unfortunately, according to our Cal-Hi Sports Record Book (which is the only one that exists), the Warriors have tied the CIF Southern Section mark of 183 set by Brea Olinda of Brea between 1987 to 2006. As of this post, we also would recognize the state record for league win streak as being 189 and counting by St. Mary’s of Stockton. If Troy were to get to 187, however, some could unofficially say that Troy has broken the St. Mary’s record of 186 since the Rams were handed a forfeit loss last season for a game against McNair of Stockton that was not played. As many know, we have never counted forfeits in our state record book. In our book, the St. Mary’s streak is ongoing with an asterisk.

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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