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HOOPS: Addison Mort reaches 1,000 career points; Nick Rosquist getting closer to history

Nick Rosquist watches Addison Mort score two of his 1,000 career points. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

The Gregory School junior Addison Mort reached 1,000 career points after scoring 21 points in a win at San Miguel on Saturday, He is the ninth athlete from Southern Arizona to reach that milestone this year. Only a junior, Mort could reach 1,500 by the time he graduates….

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Pueblo standouts Alicia Reyes and Araceli Loya broke 1,000 career points earlier this year as did Walden Grove’s Conner Verdugo, Duncan’s Christopher Corona, Sunnyside’s Mikey Silva and Andrew Reyna of St. Augustine.

Leila El-Ali of Canyon del Oro and Taylor Thompson of The Gregory School broke 1,000 during the winter break.

Here are the players who could still break a milestone this year:

GIRLS
Elena Arriaga, Senior: Sahuaro 971
Natalie Bartle, Junior: Ironwood Ridge 941
Ilyssa Galindo, Junior: Pueblo 916

BOYS
Nick Rosquist, Senior: The Gregory School 1,792
Anthony Gaxiola, Junior: Tanque Verde 880
Jacob Dybas, Senior: St. Augustine 845
Jordan Robinson, Senior: Tucson: 823

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 Alexis Cortez, Tucson (2,479) 2012-2016
6 Nicole Powell, Mountain Pointe (2,478) 1996-2000
7 Olivia Snyder, Green Fields (2,382) 2009-2013
8 Alyssa Wahl, Cibola (2,366) 1999-2003
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 Desirae Gonzalez, Kingman (2,242) 2012-2016
13 Dymond Simon, St. Mary’s (2,189) 2002-2006
14 Sydni Stallworth, Palo Verde (2,182) 2011-2015
15 Shawn Coder, Willcox (2,162) 1986-1990
16 Amy Showers, Camp Verde (2,161) 2001-2005
17 Najiyyah Pack, South Mountain (2,119) 2012-16
18 Sonia Bribiescas, Superior (2,109) 1984-1988
19 Paula Pyers, Santa Rita (2,082) 1980-1984
20 Theresa Wirth, Seton Catholic (2,080) 2007-2010
21 Kalie Matthes, O’Connor (2,068) 2008-2012
22 Camille Zimmerman, Tempe Prep (2,054) 2010-2014
23 Taneisha Gossett, Flowing Wells (2,043) 1990-1994

Southern Arizona Career Scoring Leaders: Girls
1 Julie Brase, Catalina Foothills (2,913) 1994-1998
5 Alexis Cortez, Tucson (2,479) 2012-2016
7 Olivia Snyder, Green Fields (2,382) 2009-2013
14 Sydni Stallworth, Palo Verde (2,182) 2011-2015
15 Shawn Coder, Willcox (2,162) 1986-1990
18 Paula Pyers, Santa Rita (2,082) 1980-1984
22 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

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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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