Whether or not the supposed analysts, or the pundits, prognosticators and self-proclaimed experts, want to agree that California as a state produces some of the top high school girls’ basketball talent in the nation, one need only look at the rosters of the Las Vegas Aces and Connecticut Sun, the two teams slugging it out […]
The selections for the 2016 Cal-Hi Sports all-state girls basketball teams conclude with a look at the 10 players named as first team all-state overall. Four of the 10 are from the CIF San Diego Section, cementing a thought we had all season about the quality of top players from that section this season. Thanks […]
In this second part of a two-part wrap-up of the NCAA summer viewing period, we are focusing on the top Southern California club teams after highlighting the NorCal teams in Part 1. In short, it was an awful two months for Cal Sparks Gold as it was decimated by injuries to three leading players (and […]
We’ve been doing this for 35 years, longer than the CIF has even had a state tournament, and the Horizon Christian girls basketball team having its season end through a series of CIF San Diego Section policies, CIF state/regional criteria and ridiculous power rankings is one of the worst cases of how not to run […]
Based on this week’s hot scorers, UC Irvine has got a dandy class coming in led by Brandon Smith & Max Hazzard. For the girls, Freedom of Oakley’s Cydnee Kinslow makes the state record book for blocking 16 shots in one game.
Betweeen Colin Slater, Ethan Richardson and Rebecca Gallis, they’re keeping CIF Central Section historian Bob Barnett pretty busy these days. A huge week by All-American candidate Sabrina Ionusu of Orinda Miramonte, meanwhile, also stands out.
It’s been the joy of Christmas all season at Oceanside and the 6-foot-5 senior has his biggest week yet. We also have a 48-point outburst from Long Beach Jordan point guard. Among the girls, Dijonai Carrington has another head-turning total for rebounds while Emery’s Antuanisha Wright pours in 40 and 34 points in back-to-back outings.
Maranatha’s Tyler Dorsey continues to pump up scoring average above 30 points Monte Vista’s Mitu hits for 36 in win over Folsom. A freshman girl, meanwhile, who has begun her career with 38, 37 and 34 points also makes it onto this week’s honor roll.
For the boys, Roach roasts for 46, Ledine is more than fine with 39 and Torres gets torrid for Pioneer. For the girls, another Destanee can score almost as much as Destiny while Maranatha’s Fluker becomes a rebounding machine.
San Diego Horizon’s Dijonai Carrington has a breakout game to lead Cal Sparks Gold to a 5-0 record in Elite Group pool but it also was another great week for Vista Murrieta’s Jaelyn Brown. Cal Sparks Blue completes sweep of top two divisions with title victory in Elite A bracket.