While in San Diego to cover the La Jolla Country Day Sweet 16 tournament won by Sacred Heart Cathedral of San Francisco, the Caravan ran into Cal-Hi Sports State Freshman, Sophomore and Junior of the Year as well as 2015 Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year finalist Destiny Littleton.
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Earlier in the evening she had registered a triple-double 54-point, 11-rebound and 10-steal with three assist performance in a blowout win over Chula Vista Olympian.
On Saturday night, the USC-bound Littleton did it again after going for 53 points with 10 assists and 10 steals in a 104-30 victory against Chula Vista.
Littleton came into the game with 2,934 points in her three-year career and now has gone over the 3,000 point mark with 3,041 points in her career.
That puts her at No. 12 all-time in the Cal-Hi Sports records list for Most Points (Career), but at this point Littleton will be passing all-time greats each time she steps onto the court.
Next in her sights is two-time Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year and all-time great college and WNBA star Diana Taurasi and her 3,047 career points. If Littleton has a halfway decent outing against Brawley in the opening round of the Mount Miguel Matador Classic she will also pass Giuliana Mendiola (3,069 points at El Toro 1997-2000), and a huge effort could get her close to or past Danielle Viglione and her 3,089 points at Fair Oaks Bella Vista (1990) and Fair Oaks Del Campo (1991-1993), the current No. 9 scorer in state history.
Stay tuned for this tracking of Littleton’s assault on the 3,837 points of 2001-2004 San Diego standout, plus college and WNBA star Charde Houston and her all-time California scoring record.
Although not a rah-rah or braggadocios type of girl one thing the soft-spoken Littleton would not deny is she is determined to break the record and at the same time silence the naysayers and critics.
Note: All career scoring totals are from the Cal-Hi Sports Most Points (Career) record list.
Harold Abend is the associate editor of CalHiSports.com and the vice president of the California Prep Sportswriters Association. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to follow him on Twitter: @HaroldAbend