Basketball

HOOPS: Several Close to 1,000 Career Points

Empire senior Makenzie Elkins has 998 career points. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

ACTIVE CAREER POINT LEADERS

GIRLS
Emily Shreves, Sr. Empire: 1,363
Aaliyah Ortiz, Sr. Palo Verde: 1,043
Summer Fox. Sr. Pueblo: 1,028
Makenzie Elkins, Sr. Empire: 998
Cassie Rourke, Sr. Bowie/San Simon: 797
Loraya Rocha, Jr. Rincon/UHS: 675
Tianna Carter, Sr. Canyon del Oro: 640
Angel Addleman, Jr. Pusch Ridge: 609

BOYS
Majok Deng, Sr. Salpointe: 1,229
Kino Bellinger, Sr. Buena: 1,167
Chase Verdugo, Sr. Walden Grove: 970
Jose Maldonado, Sr. St. Augustine: 745
Victor Barajas, Sr. Patagonia: 638
Devion Makres, Academy of Tucson: 620
Julian Molina, Sr. Mountain View: 587

(Points have to be updated on MaxPreps.com, the only recognized stats by the AIA)

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

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
8 Andrew Reyna, St. Augustine (1,948) 2014-18)

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 (Arizona)
3 Terrell Stoglin, Santa Rita (2,901) 2007-10
4 Jerryd Bayless, St. Mary’s (2,888) 2004-07 (Arizona)
5 Daniel Bejarano, North (2,642) 2007-10 (Arizona)
6 Chuck Overton, Cholla (2,535) 1989-92

Arizona Career Scoring Leaders: Girls (ABCA)
1 Julie Brase, Catalina Foothills (2,913) 1994-1998 (Arizona)
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 Shaylee Gonzales, Mesquite (2,385) 2014-2018
8 Olivia Snyder, Green Fields (2,382) 2009-2013
9 Alyssa Wahl, Cibola (2,366) 1999-2003
10 Wendy Woudenberg, Scottsdale Christian (2,295) 2001-2005
11 Marie Folsom, Corona del Sol (2,270) 1990-1994
12 Brooke Jackson, Mesa Mountain View (2,250) 2003-2007
13 Lindsey VanAllen, Mesquite (2,249) 2014-2018
14 Desirae Gonzalez, Kingman (2,242) 2012-2016
15 Janae Gonzales, Sierra Linda (2,204) 2014-2018
16 Dymond Simon, St. Mary’s (2,189) 2002-2006
17 Sydni Stallworth, Palo Verde (2,182) 2011-2015
18 Shawn Coder, Willcox (2,162) 1986-1990 (Arizona)
19 Amy Showers, Camp Verde (2,161) 2001-2005
20 Bryce Nixon, Arcadia (2,122) 2014-2018 (Arizona)
21 Najiyyah Pack, South Mountain (2,119) 2012-16
22 Sonia Bribiescas, Superior (2,109) 1984-1988
23 Paula Pyers, Santa Rita (2,082) 1980-1984
24 Theresa Wirth, Seton Catholic (2,080) 2007-2010
25 Kalie Matthes, O’Connor (2,068) 2008-2012
26 Camille Zimmerman, Tempe Prep (2,054) 2010-2014
26 Taneisha Gossett, Flowing Wells (2,043) 1990-1994
27 Taylor Chavez, Valley Vista (2,012) 2014-2018

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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 is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com

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