Basketball

HOOPS: 2,000 career points is out of reach this year

We will have fewer celebrations this year but each one will be special. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

CHASING THE NUMBERS

GIRLS
Alicia Reyes, Sr. Pueblo: 1,271
Ilyssa Diamond Galindo, Sr. Pueblo: 1,079
Emily Shreves, So. Empire: 885
Aaliyah Ortiz, So. Palo Verde: 851
Alyssa Perez, Sr. Marana: 832
Daisy Cornidez, Sr. Sunnyside: 714
Carina Mendoza, Sr. Sahuaro: 661

BOYS
Andrew Reyna, Sr. St. Augustine: 1,294
Conner Verdugo, Sr. Walden Grove: 1,288
Addison Mort, Sr. Gregory School: 1,244
Anthony Gaxiola, Sr. Tanque Vere: 1,088
Jack Plouck, Sr. Empire: 1,041
Anthony Saunders, Sr. Walden Grove: 785
Majok Deng, Jr. Salpointe: 748
Samuel Legleu, Sr. Nogales: 684

The 2,000-point mark will not be breached by any players this winter, but a few will reach 1,500 and some will break 1,000,

The Gregory School standout Nick Rosquist broke 2,000 career points last year to join one of the most elite lists from Southern Arizona.

On the girl’s side, seven standouts have reached that mark with former Catalina Foothills and University of Arizona standout Julie Brase scoring an incredible 2,913 career points.

Brase was unique in that she sat on the bench to avoid running up the score. That would not happen today. Former Estrella Foothills standout Corey Hawkins leads all scorers with 3,154 career points and former University of Arizona standout Mike Bibby scored 3,002 at Shadow Mountain, making his case for the best high school career in all of Arizona. Brase would easily shatter the state record if she played today. It wouldn’t even be close.

The most exclusive club is 2,500 career points and four of the ten to do that played at Arizona including Brase, Bibby, Jerryd Bayless (2,888) and Daniel Bejarano (2,642).

Southern Arizona Career Scoring Leaders: Boys
1 Terrell Stoglin, Santa Rita (2,901) 2007-10
2 Chuck Overton, Cholla (2,535) 1989-92
3 Sean Flannery, Salpointe (2,332) 1988-91
4 Nick Rosquist, The Gregory School (2,147) 2013-17
5 Deron Johnson, Sunnyside (2,108) 1984-89
6 Jermaine Watts, Sunnyside (2,055) 1990-94
7 Tim Derksen, Amphitheater (1,979) 2008-12

Southern Arizona Career Scoring Leaders: Girls
1 Julie Brase, Catalina Foothills (2,913) 1994-1998
2 Alexis Cortez, Tucson (2,479) 2012-2016
3 Olivia Snyder, Green Fields (2,382) 2009-2013
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) 2007-10
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

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

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY ALL-STARS

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY ALL-STARS

BOYS GOLF ALL-STARS

GIRLS GOLF ALL-STARS

FRESHMEN ALL-STARS

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he 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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