Girls BB State Records Updated

One coach on the verge of a milestone win is Fullerton Rosary’s Rich Yoon (in his case 500th). He’s shown after team won 2017 CIF state title. At right is Class of 2021 Strathmore grad Jazmine Soto, who ended career with 3,331 points. Photos: Mark Tennis / Cal-Hi Sports & recorderonline.com.


All of our girls basketball state record files are ready to go at the start of the 2021-22 season. Here’s some highlights from many categories (team, individual & coaching) that are completely updated and do not exist anywhere else.

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TEAM RECORDS

*There were no CIF state championships for the 2020-21 school year and there also were no NorCal regional games or section playoffs in many places around the state during the spring season, but there were plenty of league titles that were won. For girls basketball, there is an amazing five schools that have currently won 20 or more league titles in a row. The list is led by Troy of Fullerton with 29 straight, a streak that required the Warriors to have to win in a second league matchup against Sonora of La Habra. They did and their co-title meant that the state record extended from 28 to 29. The other four hard-to-believe league championship title streaks (counted in years) still going at the start of this season are by Lynwood (25), Mt. Miguel of Spring Valley (21), Vanden of Fairfield (21) and Etiwanda (21).

*Troy also still holds the state record for most league wins in a row, but the Warriors’ streak was ended at 219 games in 2018. The longest current streak in that category is held by St. Mary’s of Stockton at 196, which doesn’t include a forfeit loss from 2015. That is also a streak that hasn’t had any league wins added to it since 2015 as the Rams have not been playing league games. Long Beach Poly’s current streak of league wins stands at 165 and is No. 4 in state history. The Jackrabbits need 18 more to reach the total of 183 by Brea Olinda of Brea (1987-2006). St. Mary’s also will start this season looking to win a 14th straight CIF Sac-Joaquin Section title. The state record was set at 16 in 2008 by Mission Prep of San Luis Obispo when that school finally failed to win a section crown.

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COACHING RECORDS

Clovis West’s Craig Campbell pushed his team in 2017 to CIF Open Division state crown. Photo: Mark Tennis.


*Forfeit wins don’t count, never have and never will in any of the Cal-Hi Sports state records (on-the-court only) but if one does count the two forfeit wins from last season by Rosary of Fullerton, that means that head coach Richard Yoon only needs two more to start this season to reach 500 for his career. Not counting those two wins, our count is 496. Whatever and whenever the school wants to honor Coach Yoon for his milestone win, that’s no problem for us. It just might not match what we have in our records.

*The other coach we have on the verge of a milestone win is Lorene Morgan from Millikan of Long Beach. She’s maintained outstanding teams for many years despite being in the same league as powerhouse Long Beach Poly. We have Coach Morgan with 595 wins with the Rams since 1990 (all at the same school). One forfeit win also is not included. Once she gets there, there are only 18 on the all-time list with 600 or more. She’d be No. 19.

*One coach who has been added at 600 or more is Craig Campbell of Fresno Clovis West. We previously were not counting his wins from 11 years when he was coaching at Reno High in Nevada from 1996 to 2006. Those have now been added to the more than 400 he has had at Clovis West since 2007. Not counting out-of-state wins for coaching records was a rule we had from the early years of all the state records because founder Nelson Tennis couldn’t confirm those totals through research at the California state library. Now, of course, that can be done in many ways so we will add people like Coach Campbell where applicable and where it makes sense.

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INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

*The one player by far who has had her name added to the all-time state lists more than any other since the last major updates would be Jazmine Soto of Strathmore. She was a four-year starter for the Spartans and was a two-time Division V State Player of the Year. Jazmine capped her career by averaging 30.9 points last spring for a team that went 21-6 and beat Fallbrook for the CIF SoCal D5-AA title. Her final career scoring total of 3,331 points had a unique twist to it because it was tied with another small school all-time great, Michelle Miller of Pasadena Poly, for 6th on the all-time list. Michelle played at Pasadena Poly from 2009 to 2012. Soto’s total also is No. 1 in CIF Central Section history. Jazmine finished even higher on another all-time career list: most free throw made with 779. That’s No. 3 in California history. Soto is currently playing as a freshman for D2 Holy Names College in Oakland.

*There were three other girls who landed on the all-time list for career scoring. One was Mackenzie Curtis from El Capitan of Lakeside while the other two are currently both freshmen at Stanford: Kiki Iriafen and Jzaniya Harriel. Curtis, who is now a freshman at New Mexico, wrapped up her four years for the Vaqueros with 2,658 points. Iriafen was more of a rebounder (her career total of 1,655 is top 20 in state history) but as a scorer she also made the list with 2,454 points. Kiki’s blocks didn’t make the list but she had 133 in that career category. Harriel was one player much more impacted by the pandemic because she only played 10 games. Still, she had 106 career games and had 2,335 points to just get over the cutoff mark of 2,325.

TO VIEW ALL UPDATED STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL SCORING/SHOOTING RECORDS (GOLD CLUB), CLICK HERE.

TO VIEW ALL UPDATED STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL REBOUND/ASSIST/BLOCK/STEAL RECORDS (GOLD CLUB), CLICK HERE.

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