Catching up on recent State Stat Stars of the Week for boys hoops shows some huge outings for Damari Milstead of Moreau Catholic, Josh Singh from Lutheran of Elk Grove and Hayfork’s Jacob Halderman.
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Li’Angelo Ball (Chino Hills)
In his first game back after being out for two weeks with an ankle injury, he finished with a game-high 32 points despite not scoring in the first quarter of a CIFSS Open Division win against JSerra of San Juan Capistrano.
Jaedyn Bonilla (Schurr, Montebello)
Going a perfect 8 for 8 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter and 14 of 15 from the free throw line on the night, he finished with 32 points for the Spartans during a 74-63 win over Ocean View of Huntington Beach.
Alec Check (Centennial, Bakersfield)
He broke two school records when he hit for 22 points, going 12-for-14 at the free throw line, in a 60-48 win over Frontier of Bakersfield. Alex broke records held by NFL quarterback Cody Kessler (who didn’t play basketball in his senior season after graduating early). Check scored his 1,851st career point, passing Kessler, who scored 1,850 points. Check also put his season total at 727 points to move past Kessler’s record of 708 set in 2009.
Cannon Eames (Yosemite, Oakhurst)
The junior multi-sport standout scored a game high of 35 points, including 12-of-19 at the three-throw line, in a 66-61 win over Washington Union of Easton. The previous week he scored 39 points, going 18-of-27 at the free-throw line, in a 70-69 loss to Washington Union.
Jacob Halderman (Hayfork)
Two more games and two more double-doubles for this big man as he scored 38 points and grabbed 16 rebounds during a 73-55 loss to Big Valley of Bieber and then had 30 points with 11 rebounds during a 54-49 win over Happy Camp.
Jaylen Hands (Foothills Christian, El Cajon)
Making sure he makes the most of his final high school games before he heads to play at UCLA, this 6-foot-4 guard had 28 points during a 69-60 win over Orange Glen of Escondido.
Ramon Lopez-Felix (Godinez, Santa Ana)
Showing why he was one of the top scorers in Orange County all season long, he scored 30 points as the Grizzlies defeated Diamond Bar 59-56 in the CIFSS Division 3AA playoffs.
Damari Milstead (Moreau Catholic, Hayward)
While not quite a season-high, the four-year standout scored 42 points, dished out 12 assists and grabbed seven rebounds during a 116-67 win over Mission San Jose. Earlier in the week, this Grand Canyon-bound guard had 32 points during a 78-49 win over Newark Memorial.
Josh Singh (Lutheran, Elk Grove)
Following up his season-high 51-point performance from two weeks ago, he had another big game but it came in a loss as he scored 44 points during a 86-55 defeat against Forest Lake Christian of Auburn.
Randall Walker (Edison, Huntington Beach)
While it wasn’t his season-high, it was Walker’s second highest scoring game this season when he scored 36 points for the Chargers during their 86-79 win over Inglewood in the CIFSS Division IAA playoffs.