Kino Bellinger scored 19 points to help Buena defeat Ironwood Ridge 75-48 Tuesday night. Only a junior, Bellinger became the fourth Colt to record 1,000 career points. Buena (17-2) is now 1-0 in the 5A South region.
In addition, head coach Dave Glasgow won his 300th game at Buena. Glasgow led Coolidge to three state titles (1998, 1999 and 2002) and a runner-up finish (2001). He has 517 career wins.
BUENA CAREER SCORING LEADERS
Marc Matthews (2009-2012) 1,374
Rod Springer (2012-2015) 1,113
Devonte Malcolm (2008-2011) 1,028
Kino Bellinger (2015-current) 1,014
Anthony Saunders scored 21 points to lead Walden Grove past Rio Rico 97-70. The senior has 1,007 career points, making him the second member of his team to record 1,000 career points.
WALDEN GROVE CAREER SCORING LEADERS
Conner Verdugo (2014-current) 1,539
Anthony Saunders (2014-current) 1,007
Salpointe junior Majok Deng has 951 career points and he should break into the 1,000-point club this month.
Academy of Tucson senior Tyler Carrizoza has 937 career points. Carrizoza is averaging 33 points a game.
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
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