This week’s best include a 50-point night from a freshman and some grid-hoopers doing a great job on the court. We also have big numbers from Sydelle Callahan of Thousand Oaks La Reina, Jazzlyn Johnson of Ontario, Randall Walker of Huntington Beach Edison and Keshawn Bruner of Sacramento Burbank.
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(All players listed in alphabetical order)
(Writeups also by Cal-Hi Sports editor Mark Tennis & CIF Central Section historian Bob Barnett)
(For games played through Monday, Jan. 16 with some games from this week)
James Akinjo (Salesian, Richmond)
Earlier this week, this junior guard scored 29 points during a low scoring 45-36 win over St. John Bosco of Bellflower in an MLK Classic contest played at St. Mary’s College.
Marvin Bagley (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth)
It was a big week for the Trailblazers and their standout junior, who had 30 points during their 76-47 win over Findlay Prep of Henderson, Nev., at the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions in Missouri. SIerra Canyon and Bagley also had a big win over No. 1 ranked in the nation La Lumiere of Indiana on Monday in a game televised by ESPN.
Riley Battin (Oak Park)
Proving tough to handle in the paint, the returning All-State sophomore from last season scored 25 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as the Eagles opened up Coastal Canyon League play with a 75-54 win over Royal of Simi Valley.
Keshawn Bruner (Burbank, Sacramento)
The Titans are off to a 15-2 start to the season and he is a big reason why as he is averaging 22.5 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Bruner scored a season-high 36 points and grabbed 11 rebounds last week during a 76-37 win over Johnson of Sacramento. He also scored 29 points and grabbed another 11 rebounds later in the week when the Titans defeated Valley of Sacramento 81-50.
Alex Garcia (Rolling Hills Prep, San Pedro)
Although the Huskies suffered their first loss this season in a 104-92 shootout with Kelowna of Canada, Garcia turned some heads by racking up 49 points. This is the team being coached this season by former L.A. Fairfax head coach Harvey Kitani.
Dominick Harris (Pacifica Christian)
Just a freshman, he made 10 3-pointers and finished with 50 points as the Tritons improved to 12-2 on the season with a 82-37 win over Cornerstone Christian of Hemet.
Nick Hart (West Covina)
Averaging 30.8 points and 11.6 rebounds per game, this senior had 30 points and 10 rebounds during a 70-51 win over Diamond Ranch of Pomona last week. It was his 10nth game this season with at least 30 points with his season-high of 49 points coming three weeks ago during a 69-66 win over Kaiser of Fontana.
Jarod Lucas (Los Altos, Hacienda Heights)
A returning All-State freshman from last season, Lucas scored nearly half of the Conquerors points during a 70-57 win against Walnut with 31 points.
Justin McCall (Ridgeview, Bakersfield)
An all-state nominee in football and named to the BVarsity All-Area team as a WR/DB, this talented junior had a big game on the court by scoring 31 points in a 96-44 win over Golden Valley of Bakersfield.
Damari Milstead (Moreau Catholic, Hayward)
Looking like he was already in college, Milstead hit five 3-pointers and finished with 36 points when the Mariners defeated Jesuit of Carmichael 79-67 at the MLK Classic at St. Mary’s College.
Isaiah Mobley (Rancho Christian, Temecula)
Class of 2019 standout got his second triple-double of the season last Saturday night against Los Angeles Cathedral in front of a home crowd in a 83-60 win. Mobley had 11 pts, 15 rebounds, 10 assists, five blocks and four steals. His first triple-double was against Chino Hills, which was also the 72 -pt game by LiAngelo Ball. Mobley had 29 points, 19 rebounds and 11 assists in the same game.
Sebastian Much (JSerra Catholic, San Juan Capistrano)
The former player for San Jose Archbishop Mitty scored 40 points in a 78-76 overtime win against Santa Margarita of Rancho Santa Margarita. Much also grabbed eight rebounds and made 15 free throws.
Kezie Okpala (Esperanza, Anaheim)
No stranger to being listed here, this Stanford-bound 6-foot-8 senior had another big game last week during a 76-68 win over Villa Park as he finished with 36 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks. The Aztecs improved to 17-1 on the season.
Kahlil Spain (Richmond)
Wins this season have been tough to get for the Oilers, but they won their fourth game this season and second in a row when this junior had 30 points during a 59-58 win over Pinole Valley of Pinole.
Enrique Vallecillo (Avenal)
He scored 38 points and made 14-of-16 at the free-throw line with eight steals in a 58-29 win over Tranquillity. Enrique had his career high of 41 points in the team’s season opener against Wonderful College Prep Academy.
Randall Walker (Edison, Huntington Beach)
Scoring 31 points in second half and overtime, he finished with a school-record 45 points to lead the Chargers past Newport Harbor of Newport Beach 75-70 in overtime last Friday night. Walked also helped UOP extend its winning streak to six games.
Cashemin Williams (Central, Fresno)
A promising junior, Williams scored a season high of 30 points at Ridgeview of Bakersfield in a losing effort (84-80). Cashemin came back to lead his team over host Buchanan of Clovis in the Tri-River Athletic Conference opening game by scoring 22 points.
Ryse Williams (Redondo Union, Redondo Beach)
The Seahawks increased their winning streak to seven games with a 85-57 win over Inglewood and their senior captain scored 32 points.
Tiyus Wilson (Foothill, Bakersfield)
It was a career high for Wilson of 32 points when he led the Trojans to a 71-49 triumph over Highland of Bakersfield. Wilson also had seven steals in the same game.
Tyree Winborn (Van Nuys)
Making sure his team would get the win, he had 33 points during a 86-80 win over Sylmar in the Valley Mission League.
Makenna Allen (Firebaugh)
This sophomore was making things happen when she scored a career high of 30 points in her team’s West Sierra League opener against Coalinga that Firebaugh won 52-50.
Lizzy Buzzelli (Thousand Oaks)
Being a buzzkill to Calabasas and its hopes of scoring points, she blocked 11 blocks to go along with eight rebounds in a 62-46 road win.
Sydelle Callahan (La Reina, Thousand Oaks)
Nearly outscoring Carpinteria on her own, she had a season-high 33 points along with eight rebounds and eight steals in the 59-37 win.
Kelsey Forrester (Davis)
Already with one 30 point game this season, this junior guard scored a season-best 32 points during a 76-32 win over Sheldon of Sacramento last week before scoring 29 points three days later during the Blue Davils’ 67-56 win over Franklin of Elk Grove. Then, in the final seconds of the first half of Davis’ game on Tuesday night against Pleasant Grove of Elk Grove she went over the 1,000 career points mark.
Lexus Green (Garces, Bakersfield)
Another standout sophomore, Lexus scored a career high of 38 points against Bakersfield, but wasn’t nearly enough as the Drillers still ripped the Rams 92-63.
Jazzlyn Johnson (Ontario)
Already with a 29-point game this season, this junior set her new season-high last week and this time it came during a win as she scored 33 points to go with eight steals and five rebounds in a 62-46 victory over Montclair. Johnson, who also reportedly carries a sterling 4.40 GPA, has led the Jaguars to nine wins on the season.
Shyla Latone (Bonita Vista, Chula Vista)
Another week and another 40-plus point performance for this junior point guard. Latone’s biggest outing came when the Barons defeated Montgomery of San Diego 74-57 with their captain scoring 45 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. She is currently averaging 34.7 points per game.
Austyn Masuno (Oxford Academy)
Despite the game seeing just a total of 81 points this sophomore center had a big enough game to get herself listed here as she scored a game-high 27 points for the Patriots in a 41-40 Academy League road win over Sage Hill.
Charisma Osborne (Windward, Los Angeles)
Turning a close game into a comfortable 72-57 win over Fairmont Prep of Anaheim, this sophomore sharp shooter scored 26 of her game-high 33 points in the second half and had three 3-pointers during a 19-7 run that gave the Wildcats a 23-point lead. Osborne also already has a 39-point night for this week and that came in a win vs. state-ranked Sierra Canyon.
Rachel Rogers (Los Molinos)
Nearly outscoring Dunsmuir on her own, this 5-foot-9 junior captain scored a season-high 37 points to go along with 12 rebounds and seven steals as the Bulldogs won by a 62-39 final score. Rogers is pumping in 27.0 points per game.
Iimar’l Thomas (Sacred Heart Cathedral, San Francisco)
Showing why she is headed to Cincinnati next season, she had 39 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks as the Fightin’ Irish defeated Fairmont Prep 84-70 in Stockton on Saturday. Earlier in the week, Thomas had 25 points and 10 rebounds with seven blocks during an 80-54 win over St. Ignatius of San Francisco.
Nay Nay Watkins (Arroyo Valley, San Bernardino)
The Hawks are currently 16-2 on the season and this junior guard is a major reason for it. She had a triple-double last week in a 81-37 win over Jurupa Hills with 26 points, 13 steals and 11 assists. She is averaging 26.6 points per game.
Tati Zazuetta (Segerstrom, Santa Ana)
Nearly recording a triple-double during a 79-66 win over Westminster, this sophomore guard had 23 points, 10 assists and eight steals in the Golden West League win for the Jaguars.
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