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Alexis Cortez now 8th on the career scoring list


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Cortez is only 47 points away from the number seven spot which is currently held by former Cibola and NAU standout Alyssa Wahl (2,366). Wahl went on to become the career scoring leader at NAU (1,678) and helped lead the program to it's only NCAA appearance. (NAU PHOTO)

Cortez is only 47 points away from the number seven spot which is currently held by former Cibola and NAU standout Alyssa Wahl (2,366).
Wahl went on to become the career scoring leader at NAU (1,678) and helped lead the program to it’s only NCAA appearance. (NAU PHOTO)

Tucson High senior Alexis Cortez is continuing her climb up the career scoring list for the state of Arizona. The East Carolina commit is now eighth on that list with 2,319 career points. With four regular season games remaining and possibly a sectional game and a state playoff game in the mix, ending in the top five is within reach.

The fifth spot is occupied by former Mountain Pointe standout Nicole Powell (2,478 career points). The Republic named Powell the “Player of the Century.” Powell went on to play for Stanford, was a member of Team USA, played in the WNBA and is now an assistant coach at Oregon…

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Active Career Scoring Leaders

GIRLS (600 plus)
Alexis Cortez, Tucson (Sr.) 2,319
Sydney Harden, Sahuaro (Sr.) 1,515
Czarina Lorta, Nogales (Sr.) 1,135
Lexy Ram, Ironwood Ridge (Sr.) 1,087
Hannah Bjorgum, Desert Christian (Sr.) 940
Rachel Cummings, Valley Union (Sr.) 930
Hailey Goley, Tanque Verde (Sr.) 913
Reazsha Benjamin, Sahuaro (Sr.) 893
Makenna Merrell, Duncan (Sr.) 858
Araceli Loya, Pueblo (Jr.) 744
Alicia Reyes, Pueblo (So.) 715
Elena Arriaga, Sahuaro (Jr.) 696
Ilyssa Galindo, Pueblo (So.) 622

BOYS (700 plus)
Grant Plouck, Empire (Sr.) 1,689
Jacob Inclan, Sunnyside (Sr.) 1,591
Brendan Rumel, Rincon/UHS (Sr.) 1,347
Jose Estrada, Nogales (Sr.) 1,100
Alejandro Villalobos, Douglas (Sr.) 987
Junior Gamez, Valley Union (Sr.): 918
Thomas Wabaunsee, Rincon/UHS (Sr.) 885
Cesar Ozuna, Sunnyside (Sr.) 789
Isaac Lopez, Valley Union (Sr.) 780
Christopher Corona, Duncan (Jr.) 773
Conner Verdugo, Walden Grove (So.) 746
Carlos Lozoya, Sunnyside (Sr.) 731

Arizona Career Scoring Leaders: Girls (ABCA)
1 Julie Brase, Catalina Foothills (2,913) 1994-1998
2 Kayla Pedersen, Red Mountain (2,611) 2003-2007
3 Christina Wirth, Seton Catholic (2,550) 2001-2005
4 Ashley Wirtzberger, Yuma Catholic/Gila Bend (2,505) 2006–2010
5 Nicole Powell, Mountain Pointe (2,478) 1996-2000
6 Olivia Snyder, Green Fields (2,382) 2009-2013
7 Alyssa Wahl, Cibola (2,366) 1999-2003
8 Alexis Cortez, Tucson (2,319) 2012-16
9 Wendy Woudenberg, Scottsdale Christian (2,295) 2001-2005
10 Marie Folsom, Corona del Sol (2,270) 1990-1994
11 Brooke Jackson, Mesa Mountain View (2,250) 2003-2007
12 Dymond Simon, St. Mary’s (2,189) 2002-2006
13 Sydni Stallworth, Palo Verde (2,182) 2011-2015
14 Shawn Coder, Willcox (2,162) 1986-1990
15 Amy Showers, Camp Verde (2,161) 2001-2005
16 Desirae Gonzalez, Kingman (2,109) 2012-16
16 Sonia Bribiescas, Superior (2,109) 1984-1988
18 Paula Pyers, Santa Rita (2,082) 1980-1984
19 Theresa Wirth, Seton Catholic (2,080) 2007-2010
20 Kalie Matthes, O’Connor (2,068) 2008-2012
21 Camille Zimmerman, Tempe Prep (2,054) 2010-2014
22 Taneisha Gossett, Flowing Wells (2,043) 1990-1994

Southern Arizona Career Scoring Leaders: Girls
1 Julie Brase, Catalina Foothills (2,913) 1994-1998
2 Olivia Snyder, Green Fields (2,382) 2009-2013
3 Alexis Cortez, Tucson (Sr.) (2,319) 2012-16
4 Sydni Stallworth, Palo Verde (2,182) 2011-2015
5 Shawn Coder, Willcox (2,162) 1986-1990
6 Paula Pyers, Santa Rita (2,082) 1980-1984
7 Taneisha Gossett, Flowing Wells (2,043) 1990-1994

Arizona Career Scoring Leaders: Boys (ABCA)
1 Corey Hawkins, Estrella Foothills (3,154) 2007-10
2 Mike Bibby, Shadow Mountain (3,002) 1993-96
3 Terrell Stoglin, Santa Rita (2,901) 2009-13
4 Jerryd Bayless, St. Mary’s (2,888) 2004-07
5 Daniel Bejarano, North (2,642) 2007-10
6 Chuck Overton, Cholla (2,535) 1989-92

Southern Arizona Career Scoring Leaders: Boys
1 Terrell Stoglin, Santa Rita (2,901) 2009-13
2 Chuck Overton, Cholla (2,535) 1989-92
3 Deron Johnson, Sunnyside (2,108) 1984-89
4 Jermaine Watts, Sunnyside (2,055) 1990-94
5 Tim Derksen, Amphitheater (1,979) 2008-12

Southern Arizona Boy’s 50-Point Club
66 Frank Weidner, Tombstone (W 111-91) v. Clifton High, 2/5/1966
58 Aromeo Grigsby, Pueblo v. Douglas, 2002-03
57 Anthony Lever-Pedroza, Canyon del Oro v. Pueblo, 1/24/1997
54 Billy White, Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind. 1960
54 Aaron Contreras, Pueblo vs. Buena 11/29/2001
53 George Walls, Salpointe v. Douglas, 2/20/1970
53 Mark Jung, Canyon del Oro, 1978
53 Daniel Corona, Duncan v. Academia Juarez, 12/6/2014
52 Gilbert Gonzales, Safford, 12/16/1949
52 Curt Andes, Tucson Christian v. Ft. Thomas 1984
52 Hunter Paddley, Catalina vs. Thatcher at Douglas, 1/13/2016
51 Bob Schultz, ASDB v. New Mexico School for the Deaf, 2/29/1960
51 Mike Brown, San Manuel v. Globe, Feb. 1973
51 Jesse Arias, Douglas at Benson, 12/10/2011
51 Jose Estrada, Nogales v. Skyline HS, 12/29/2015
50 Jim Pyers, Santa Rita, 1979
50 Sammy Wade, Pueblo v. Buena, 2/3/1998

Tucson Boy’s 50-point Club
58 Aromeo Grigsby, Pueblo v. Douglas, 2002-03
57 Anthony Lever-Pedroza, Canyon del Oro v. Pueblo, 1/24/1997
54 Billy White, Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind. 1960
54 Aaron Contreras, Pueblo vs. Buena 11/29/2001
53 George Walls, Salpointe v. Douglas, 2/20/1970
53 Mark Jung, Canyon del Oro, 1978
52 Curt Andes, Tucson Christian v. Ft. Thomas 1984
52 Hunter Paddley, Catalina vs. Thatcher at Douglas, 1/13/2016
51 Bob Schultz, ASDB v. New Mexico School for the Deaf, 2/29/1960
50 Jim Pyers, Santa Rita, 1979
50 Sammy Wade, Pueblo v. Buena, 2/3/1998

Southern Arizona Girl’s 50-Point Club
52 Angela Lopez, Pueblo v. Santa Rita, 2008
50 Paula Pyers, Santa Rita v. Pueblo, 1983

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