After spending so much time this week on our projections for the upcoming CIF NorCal and SoCal regional playoffs, we were late to get out this week’s State Stat Stars. We don’t want to forget any performance that has come to our attention, however, so here’s a few from girls basketball for the previous week.
Note: We will collect totals from MaxPreps, newspapers, tweets and from those sent in to us. We also will compile single-game highs from this post throughout the season and of course we use our weekly State Stat Stars collection as an aid for the Cal-Hi Sports State Record Book. That is the only state record book anyone has ever done and we have published it seven times with full copyright protection. To report totals to us for this feature and for the record book, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 209-608-1317. You can also text to 209-608-1317.
Christine Buksa (Foothill Christian, El Cajon)
No stranger to being listed here, she had two big double-doubles last week when she scored 37 points and grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds during a 61-42 win over Escondido Charter and then grabbed another 12 rebounds to go with 34 points during a 48-41 win over Classical Academy of Escondido.
Anyssia Gibbs (Granite Hills, Apple Valley)
Following her season-high 48-point performance from two weeks ago, Gibbs had another big night during a 58-42 win over Perris as she scored 35 points and grabbed a season-high 12 steals to go with seven rebounds, six assists and a season-high five blocks.
Janaye Herron (Highland, Bakersfield)
In a recent win by Highland over North of Bakersfield (53-52) that caused a co-championship with North in the Northeast Yosemite League, Herron scored a game high 31 points.
Shyla Latone (Bonita Vista, Chula Vista)
Once again, this junior captain scored over 40 points in a game last week but it wasn’t enough to get a win as her 40 points for the Barons came in a 82-57 loss to Mater Dei Catholic of Chula Vista.
Deejanae Poland (Animo Robinson, Los Angeles)
Averaging 32 points per game this season, Poland had a season-high 58 points two weeks ago during a 97-13 win over Patti and Peter Neuwirth Leadership Academy of Los Angeles.
Tayah Ranney (Central Valley, Shasta Lake)
All of her 30 points were needed during a 49-47 win over Anderson. Ranney went a perfect 14 of 14 from the free throw line to help her score that much but she also hauled in a season-high 12 rebounds.
Rachel Rogers (Los Molinos)
Matching her season-high, this junior captain had 37 points as the Bulldogs defeated Burney 76-46. She also nearly recorded a triple-double as she finished with 13 rebounds and nine steals.
Jayda Ruffus-Milner (Harvard-Westlake)
With the Wolverines trailing by nine with under five minutes remaining, she came back in after missing time with foul trouble and led the comeback with 22 points and scored the game-winning layup for a 59-58 win over Mater Dei of Santa Ana in the CIFSS Open Division playoffs.
Lexi Vail (JSerra, San Juan Capistrano)
It wasn’t the highest scoring of games but she still managed to tie her season-high with 27 as the Lions defeated Barstow 48-39.
Serena Ybarra (Coalinga)
A recent NorCal Player of the Week, Ybarra hit for a game-high of 34 points and made 11-of-14 free throws in a 51-49 win over Mendota that enabled the Horned Toads to clinch the West Sierra League championship.
Naomi Yim (Norco)
Los Alamitos had a game plan to try and stop this 5-foot-7 junior but for most of the game it didn’t work as she scored 39 points. Still, the Cougars were unable to defeat the Griffins as they suffered a 70-58 loss in the CIFSS Division IAA playoffs.