We already have reports of boys players this week with 56, 53 and 52-point outbursts. Some of those will have to wait until next week as more details come in but two other 50-point games from last week are included. San Diego Section standouts Destiny Littleton, Katrina Lusky and Sierra Campisano, meanwhile, lead the girls.
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Thanks to Mark Tennis and to CIF Central Section historian Bob Barnett for contributing items this week. This honor roll is for games played from Feb. 3 to Feb. 7 with some performances from this week also included.
Lynard Steward (San Ysidro, San Diego)
With a previous season-high performance of 40 points in a game, this senior guard went well over that during a a 76-68 loss to La Costa Canyon of Carlsbad last Saturday when he scored a reported career-high 50 points for the Cougars. Steward did it against a team with three D1 college-bound players and it’s the most points scored by the CIF San Diego Section player this season. Steward is averaging 26 ppg this year.
Quinton Adlesh (Mission Prep, San Luis Obispo)
An easy selection for our SoCal Boys Basketball Player of the Week earlier this week, Quinton had a triple-double with a huge career-high for points as he scored 50 points while grabbing 11 rebounds and 10 assists during a 86-72 win over St. Joseph of Santa Maria.
Clayton Ladine (Burton, San Francisco)
While it wasn’t the 63 points he scored against June Jordan School of Equity of San Francisco from earlier this season, Ladine score 42 points during a 99-70 win over that team last week. He followed that performance with 47 points during a 86-47 win over International Studies Academy of San Francisco earlier this week.
Jaylen Hands (Mater Dei Catholic, Chula Vista)
With the hot hand all night long shooting the ball, this 6-foot-1 sophomore point guard scored 45 points during a 80-55 win over Otay Ranch of Chula Vista. Hands was slotted at No. 7 in the latest Cal-Hi Sports Class of 2017 player rankings, which were updated just this week.
Tyler Burch (Westminster)
No stranger to being listed here in our weekly state stat stars, he finds himself near the top of the list after scoring 43 points during a 76-60 win over Orange in Golden West League play. Named by OCVarsity as its boys basketball athlete of the week, he also scored 40 points against Santa Ana. Burch also will be listed here once again next week as he had a 56-point performance on Wednesday that we will talk more about next week.
Kilon Bradford (Granite Hills, Porterville)
According to CIF Central Section historian Bob Barnett, Bradford set a school record by scoring 42 points in a 71-50 win over Lindsay. Kilon also scored 29 points against Sierra Pacific of Hanford in a 64-39 win and raised his scoring average to 28.1 for the season.
DeAndre Ayton (Balboa City, San Diego)
Considered by some to be the top sophomore recruit in the nation and someone who has even impressed the one and only LeBron James, Ayton had 40 points and 25 rebounds during a 102-97 win in overtime against Hillcrest Prep of Phoenix, Arizona. He also had 30 points and 13 rebounds during Balboa’s 105-90 win over the same team the next day. Ayton’s totals coming from a school that isn’t part of the CIF can’t be in the state record book but we will include him in player rankings and state stat stars.
Kyle Roach (Marin Academy, San Rafael)
A weekly regular to this honor roll, Roach had two big performances last week but they both came in losses. First, his 38 points came during a 63-58 loss to Urban of San Francisco before he ended the week with 30 points during a 75-65 loss to University of San Francisco. In both games, Roach also grabbed 10 rebounds and he is another that has already cemented a spot here next week with a 53-point performance against Stuart Hall of San Francisco. Roach’s team lost that one, too.
Jordan Roberson (Cordova, Rancho Cordova)
Roberson’s big game last week was a 37-point performance when the Lancers defeated El Dorado of Placerville 66-55 to remain undefeated in Sierra Valley Conference play. He’s a legitimate candidate to be the Sacramento Bee’s Player of the Year, although Folsom’s Jordan Ford probably has the edge right now for that.
Anand Hundal (Manteca)
Our NorCal Boys Basketball Player of the Week scored a season-high 37 points and had 13 rebounds during a 77-62 win over Weston Ranch of Stockton. Hundal is a 6-foot-8 junior who seems to be getting better every week.
Marquis Macumba (Bullard, Fresno)
He set a school scored record by making nine 3-point field goals and finished with a career high of 35 points in a 74-56 win over Madera.
Tyler Dorsey (Maranatha, Pasadena)
Following up his 48-point performance from the week before, Dorsey scored 35 points and grabbed 15 rebounds during a 82-70 win over Valley Christian of Cerritos. Don’t let Maranatha’s 13-9 record fool you. If Dorsey and the Minutemen are in the CIF D5 SoCal regionals, watch out.
David Rico (Kerman)
Just a sophomore, Rico scored a game high of 35 points in a 69-61 win by the Lions over Sierra of Tollhouse.
Lonzo Ball (Chino Hills)
Putting on a show at the Nike Extravaganza at Mater Dei, Ball had 34 points, 13 rebounds, six steals and four blocks when the Huskies defeated Westchester of Los Angeles 58-52. Westchester isn’t quite like last year, but the Comets did just upset Fairfax on Wednesday of this week. Considering that, Ball’s game vs. the Comets looks even more ridiculous.
Jake Linsky (Northwood, Irvine)
During a 56-52 road win over Irvine, he scored 34 points as the Timberwolves picked up the Pacific Coast League win to improve to 6-3 in the league standings.
Jonell Burton (Mission Oak, Tulare)
Playing for a team that has lost just once this season so far and is currently among the state’s top 10 in Division II, Burton scored a career high of 34 points in a 67-51 win over Monache of Porterville.
David Nguyen (Magnolia, Anaheim)
Not only did he score 33 points, but his 3-pointer at the buzzer gave the Sentinels a 75-72 win over Anaheim in Orange League play.
T.J. Leaf (Foothills Christian, El Cajon)
Opponents aren’t able to just easily move him out of the way as he scored 32 points and had 15 rebounds during a 77-44 win over Parker of San Diego before 29 points and 13 rebounds during a 75-39 win over Bishop’s of La Jolla. With Leaf at full strength, even though Foothills Christian is a small school, it looks like it will be able to do some damage in the CIF San Diego Section Open Division playoffs. We don’t know all of the power rankings formulas, however, to know if the Knights will be getting into the section Open Division.
Ethan Richardson (Madera)
After he pumped in 31 points in a losing effort against Bullard of Fresno, Ethan joined the 1,000-point club for his career with 29 points during a 66-60 win over San Joaquin Memorial of Fresno.
Brandon Smith (Godinez, Santa Ana)
Making sure the Grizzlies would remain in first place in the Orange Coast League, the UC Irvine signee scored 30 points during a 57-46 win over Costa Mesa.
Destiny Littleton (Bishop’s, La Jolla)
Coming up a little short of her second 50-point game this season, the leading State Sophomore Player of the Year candidate had 49 points and 13 rebounds last week during a 82-69 win over La Costa Canyon of Carlsbad.
Katrina Lusky (Calvin Christian, Escondido)
It was Lusky’s second highest scoring performance of the season during a 60-35 win over Foothills Christian of El Cajon when she scored 40 points to go along with 11 steals and seven rebounds.
Sierra Campisano (Torrey Pines, San Diego)
With three big-time performances last week, Campisano had 36 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks to end her week during a 88-65 win over Santa Fe Christian of Solana Beach. Earlier in the week, she scored 34 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and blocked six shots during a 78-61 win over Rancho Bernardo of San Diego. The University of Oregon commit also found time to get 24 points and 10 rebounds against Westview of San Diego.
Lillian Olson (Sacramento Waldorf, Fair Oaks)
Making sure the Waves wouldn’t have a losing streak, this junior forward scored 33 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in a 60-39 win over Delta of Clarksburg. On the year, Olson is averaging 23.5 points, 16 rebounds and 6.3 blocks per game.
Katie Lou Samuelson (Mater Dei, Santa Ana)
After scoring 17 points in the first half, this UConn-bound standout was held scoreless in the third quarter before she exploded for 15 points in the final quarter to finish with 32 points along with 11 rebounds as the Monarchs defeated Bishop Gordon of Las Vegas 60-49 at the Nike Extravaganza. Earlier in the week, she had five 3-pointers and finished with 29 points during a 76-54 win over Orange Lutheran.
Madison Kast (Redwood, Visalia)
Named earlier this week as our NorCal Girls Basketball Player of the Week, she had a career-high 32 points along with 14 rebounds, six steals, five assists and five blocks during a 72-46 win over El Diamante of Visalia.
Cydnee Kinslow (Freedom, Oakley)
Not only did she have a big week last week, but the Falcons’ four-game losing streak came to an end with two wins last week. The junior with an offer from University of San Francisco and interest from many others scored 20 points, grabbed 22 rebounds and blocked nine shots during a 64-29 road win against Antioch before ending the week with 11 points, 27 rebounds and 15 blocks during a 47-35 win over Heritage of Brentwood. She needed just one more block to get her name into the state record book.
Carol Schroeder (Bonita Vista, Chula Vista)
After recording her 1,000th career point the week before, she had a triple-double last week with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals while also recording six assists and five blocks during a 56-48 win over Olympian of Chula Vista. Schroeder earlier was our SoCal Girls Player of the Week.
Tal Sahar (Calabasas)
A new name to our weekly state stat stars, she scored nearly all of the Coyotes’ points during a lopsided 82-36 loss to state-ranked Oaks Christian. The senior guard finished with 30 points.
Tristen Myers (Mission Oak, Tulare)
She scored a career high of 30 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in a 72-69 win over Monache of Porterville.
Hannah Martin (Archer, Los Angeles)
The sophomore center pulled down 22 rebounds to go with 22 points in a 35-22 victory last week over Holy Martyrs of Encino. In her two previous games, she had 15 points and 25 rebounds against Viewpoint of Calabasas and then 18 points and 14 rebounds against Pacifica Christian of Santa Monica.
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