Basketball

WOMENS HOOPS: Southern Arizona talent from junior college to NCAA Division I

Sydni Stallworth (Pima)

Pima standout Sydni Stallworth earned First-Team All-American status last year while helping the Aztecs to a third place finish at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament. The Palo Verde grad signed with Alaska-Anchorage. Her jersey is hanging in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

We’ve counted 31 girls playing college basketball who graduated from Southern Arizona. If we missed one or two let us know: amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

Noteworthy:

-Former Tucson High standout Alexis Cortez transferred from East Carolina to Utah Valley over the winter break. She played in three games and averaged almost four points a game for East Carolina. Cortez was ESPN’s No. 22 ranked guard when she graduated in 2016. She is the highest ranked recruit to ever sign with Utah Valley. Cortez is the fifth highest scoring girl in Arizona history with 2,479 points. She will be eligible to play again at the end of the fall of 2017.

-Former Flowing Wells standout Lyndsay Leikem graduated from Indiana in three years and is completing her fourth year of eligibility at Missouri-Kansas City where she can concentrate on a criminal justice degree.

-Former ASDB standout Sabina Shysh competes in Soccer, Basketball & Track & Field at Gallaudet. She earned recognitions in basketball and soccer, where she was named Rookie of the Year in 2015. She played and started in all 27 basketball games last year and averaged 12.6 points. Has not seen action on the court this year.

TUCSON HIGH (5)

Alexis Cortez, G, 5-11, Fr., Utah Valley
(GP: 3; GS: 0; Min: 10, Reb: 2.3, Ast: 0, Pts: 3.7)

Alexis Cortez (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Bailey Johnson, G, 5-4, So., Pima CC
(GP: 14, GS: 0; Min: 2.6; Reb: 1.1, Ast: 1.7; Pts: 3.2)

Bailey Johnson (Pima)

Alondra Leon, F., 5-10, Fr., Pima CC
(GP: 14; GS: 0; Min: 1.3; Reb: 1.4; Ast: 0.1: Pts: 1.5)

Alondra Leon (Pima)

Marissa Miller, G, 5-4, RS, Saint Martin

Marissa Miller (Saint Martin)

Christina Rupp, G, 5-8, RS, Pima CC
(Transfer from College of Southern Idaho)

Christian Rupp (Pima)

CIENEGA (3)

Treyanna Clay, F, 6-0, So., Iona
(GP: 14; GS: 14; Min: 29.6; Reb: 5.1; Ast: 2.4; Pts: 7.0)

Treyanna Clay Iona)

Sabrina Hartzell, G, 5-9, Fr., Mars Hill

Sabrina Hartzell (MH)

Denesia Smith, G, 5-9, So., Pima CC
(GP: 13; GS: 13; Min: 6; Reb: 3.8; Ast. 3.9; Pts: 12.6)

Denesia Smith (Pima)

FLOWING WELLS (3)

Lyndsay Leikem, F, 6-1, Sr.; Missouri-Kansas City
(GP: 15; GS: 12; Min: 21.5; Reb: 4.2; Ast. O.7; Pts: 7.3)

Lyndsay Leikem (MKC)

Laura McGeary, G, 5-8, So., Wellesley
(GP: 17; GS: 2; Min: 10.6; Reb: 0.9; Ast: 0.1; Pts. 0.4)

Laura McGeary (WU)

Christine Ortega, F, 6-0, Fr. Pima CC
(GP: 14; GS: 0; Min: 1.7; Reb: 2.7; Ast. 0.6: Pts: 3)

Christina Ortega (Pima)

IRONWOOD RIDGE (3)

Piper Mali, G, 5-6, Fr. Pima CC
(GP: 8; GS: 0; Min: 1; Reb: 0.9; Ast: 0.9: Pts: 1.9)

Piper Mail (Pima)

Lexy Ram, G; 5-10, Fr., California Baptist
(GP: 17; GS: 0; Min: 20.1; Reb: 3.6; Ast: 1.2; Pts: 9.1)

Lexy Ram (Cal B)

Casey Wortley, F, 6-1, Jr., AZUSA Pacific
(GP: 15; GS: 15; Min: 28.9; Reb: 5.9; Ast: 1.6; Pts: 7.1)

Casey Wortley (AZUSA PAc)

CATALINA FOOTHILLS (2)

Julia Cooper, G, 5-7, Jr., Benedictine University of Mesa
(GP: 8; GS: 4; Min: 17.1; Reb: 4.8; Ast: 0.5; Pts: 5.6)

Julia Cooper (BU of M credit on photo)

Erin Peterson, G, 5-9, So., Pima CC
(GP: 14; GS: 14; Min: 7.4; Reb: 6.1; Ast. 1.6; Pts: 7.3)

Erin Peterson (Pima)

SABINO (2)

Kailyn Healy, F, 6-3, Fr., Pima CC
(GP: 6; GS:0; Min: 1.0; Reb: 0.7; Ast: 0.2; Pts: 0.7)

Kailyn Healy (Pima)

Brianna Pitre, G, 5-8, Fr., Texas Rio Grande Valley
(GP: 6; GS: 0; Min: 3.3; Reb: 0.2; Ast: 0.2; Pts: 1.2)

Brianna Pitre (TRGV)

ARIZONA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF & BLIND (1)

Sabina Shysh, G, 5-6, Jr., Gallaudet

Sabina Shysh (GU)

BENSON (1)

Jerica Moore, G, 5-6, Fr. Eastern Arizona CC
(GP: 3; GS: 0; Min: 2.7; Reb: 0.3; Ast: 0; Pts: 1.3)

Jerica Moore (Eastern)

BUENA (1)

Ronesha Fields, G, 5-4, So. Cochise CC
(GP: 7; GS: 0; Min: 1.1; Reb: 0.4; Ast: 0.1; Pts: 0)

Ronesha Fields (Cochise)

DOUGLAS (1)

Veronica Barraza, G, 5-3; So., Tohono O’odham
(GP: 11; GS: 10; Min: 19.3; Reb: 3.8; Ast: 1.5; Pts: 12.4)

Veronica Barraza (TOJC)

IMMACULATE HEART (1)

Katie Martinka, G, 5-7, So., Arizona Christian
(GP: 6; GS: 0; Min: 3.0; Reb: 0.3; Ast: 0; Pts: 0)

Katie Martinka (ACU)

MARANA (1)

Moana Hala’ufia, F, 6-3, So., Pima CC
(GP: 14; GS: 14; Min: 6.4; Reb: 5.6; Ast: 0.8; Pts: 6.9)

Moana Hala’ufia (Pima)

NOGALES (1)

Katie Bell, F, 5-10, So. Pima CC
(GP: 10; GS: 0; Min: 1.1; Reb: 2.6; Ast. 0.3; Pts: 1.5)

Katie Bell (Pima)

PALO VERDE (1)

Sydni Stallworth, G, 5-5, So., Pima CC
(GP: 14; GS: 14; Min: 6.9; Reb: 3.7; Ast: 4.1; Pts: 13.1)

Sydney Stallworth (Pima)

PUEBLO (1)

Idalis Galindo, G, 5-4, So., Tohono O’odham
(GP:8; GS: 8; Min: 16.1; Reb: 2.4; Ast: 2.5; Pts: 4.9)

Idalis Galindo (TOJC)

SAHUARO (1)

Reazsha Benjamin, G, 5-11, Fr., Pima CC
(GP: 12; GS: 0; Min: 1.4; Reb: 1.4; Ast: 0.5; Pts: 1,4)

Reazsha Benjamin (Pima)

SANTA CRUZ (1)

Mia Baldenegro, G, 5-2, Fr., Central Arizona CC
(GP: 9; GS: 0; Min: 1.8; Reb: 0.2; Ast. 0.3: Pts: 0.3)

Mia Baldenegro (Courtesy)

TANQUE VERDE (1)

Hailey Goley, G, 5-3, RS, Pima CC

Hailey Goley (Pima)

THE GREGORY SCHOOL (1)

Grace Baranowski, G, 5-10, Jr., Occidental College
(GP: 1; GS: 0, Min: 2.0; Reb: 0.0; Ast: 0.0; Pts: 2.0: Injured)

Grace Baranowski (OC)

LOCAL BOYS HOOPS TALENT FROM D-I to JUNIOR COLLEGE

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com

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