Empire’s Makenzie Elkins breaks 1,000 career points

Makenzie Elkins with her family. (Andy Morales/


Makenzie Elkins needed two points Tuesday night to break into the 1,000-point club and the Empire senior gained entrance in grand style with a 3-pointer to put the Ravens up 7-3 over Pusch Ridge with 3:20 left in the first.

Empire (1-0) went on to win the game 46-41 with Elkins ending the night with 10 points.




Emily Shreves, Sr. Empire: 1,375
Aaliyah Ortiz, Sr. Palo Verde: 1,043
Makenzie Elkins, Sr. Empire: 1,008
Summer Fox, Sr. Pueblo: 825
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: 616

Majok Deng, Sr. Salpointe: 1,251
Kino Bellinger, Sr. Buena: 1,167
Chase Verdugo, Sr. Walden Grove: 970
Andres Maldonado, Sr. St. Augustine: 745
Victor Barajas, Sr. Patagonia: 638
Devion Makres, Academy of Tucson: 620
Julian Molina, Sr. Mountain View: 587

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 Addison Mort, Gregory School (2,024) 2014-18
8 Tim Derksen, Amphitheater (1,979) 2008-12
9 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


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 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

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