Basketball

HOOPS: Ironwood Ridge junior Natalie Bartle breaks 1,000 career points

Natalie Bartle (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Ironwood Ridge standout Natalie Bartle broke 1,000 career points Friday night at Sahuaro. Bartle earned a spot on the AllSportsTucson.com Ironwood Ridge All-Time Team last season while only a sophomore. Lexy Ram has the Nighthawk career scoring record of 1,186 points.

Ironwood Ridge All-Time Team
Lexy Ram (2012-16)
Lindsey Miller 2002-06
Kristen Dohm 2009-13
Brooke Seavitt 2009-11
Natalie Bartle (2014-current)
Mya Perrow-Donovan 2009-11
Casey Wortley 2010-14
Nikki Simpson, Coach
Don Dickinson, Coach

“Ever since I was a freshmen, I witnessed other players score their thousand points and thought how cool it would be to do that some day,” Bartle said. “Now that it’s here and it happened it doesn’t seem real. I’ve been working on my basketball for years and it feels amazing having this big of an accomplishment.”

Two other Southern Arizona standouts reached 1,000 career points on Tuesday night. Catalina Foothills senior Kelsey Siemons broke 1,000 in first quarter action at Flowing Wells and Pueblo junior Ilyssa Galindo did it 20 minutes later in a game against Walden Grove at home.

It was the second time this year that two high-scoring players from Tucson broke 1,000 on the same night. Galindo’s teammate Araceli Loya broke 1,000 point on Dec. 16 at Cholla while St. Augustine standout Andrew Reyna broke that mark across town about 25 minutes later.

It’s unique for two teammates to break 1,000 career points in the same year but shooting guard Alicia Reyes broke 1,000 on Dec. 8 to give the Warriors three members in the exclusive 1,000-point club.

As mentioned, Pueblo standouts Reyes and 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 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. The Gregory School standout Addison Mort broke 1,000 career points during the break also.

Sahuaro standout Elena Arriaga broke 1,000 last week.

St. Augustine senior Jacob Dybas has 948 career points, Tanque Verde junior Anthony Gaxiola has 969 and The Gregory School senior Nick Rosquist has 1,987. Rosquist moved past former Amphitheater standout Tim Derksen (1,979) on the Southern Arizona career scoring list and is now in fifth place.

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 Nick Rosquist, The Gregory School (1,987) 2013-17
6 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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