Girls BB: Littleton tops 3,000

Destiny Littleton's quest to be the all-time state leader for career points scored in girls basketball has begun impressively for La Jolla Bishop's. Photo: Courtesy school.

Destiny Littleton’s quest to be the all-time state leader for career points scored in girls basketball has begun impressively for La Jolla Bishop’s. Photo: Courtesy school.

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 and the vice president of the California Prep Sportswriters Association. He can be reached at Don’t forget to follow him on Twitter: @HaroldAbend

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One Comment

  1. Jerry Blanco
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    She is at 3134 right now.

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