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Rio Rico’s Luisayde Chavez scores 35 to reach 1,001 career points

 

Luisayde Chavez with head coach Trini Matus (Courtesy Photo)

Rio Rico standout Luisayde Chavez scored 35 points against Sahuarita on Tuesday night to become the fifth player from Southern Arizona to join the 1,000-point club this year. The junior guard joins Empire’s Makenzie Elkins, Pueblo’s Summer Fox, Walden Grove’s Chase Verdugo and St. Augustine’s Andres Maldonado.

Chavez has 1,001 career points at just over 16 points an outing for her career and almost 19 points a game this year.

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Patagonia senior Victor Barajas has 929 career points and he could break 1,000 in the next four games.
Rincon/University junior Loraya Rocha has 888 career points and should break 1,000 in mid-January.
Academy of Tucson senior Devion Makres has 803 career points and he could break 1,000 by the end of the season.
Pusch Ridge junior Angel Addleman has 788 career points and she might break 1,000 in early February.
Mountain View senior Julian Molina has 748 career points and he has an outside chance of breaking 1,000 by the end of the season.
Sahuaro sophomore Alyssa Brown has 720 career points and is on target to just make 1,000 in the playoffs. If that happens, Brown could be the next player from Southern Arizona to break 2,000 career points.

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, The Gregory School (2,024) 2014-18
8 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
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 Robert Burries, Globe (2,709) 2015-present
6 Daniel Bejarano, North (2,642) 2007-10
7 Chuck Overton, Cholla (2,535) 1989-92

Arizona Career Scoring Leaders: Girls
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 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
19 Amy Showers, Camp Verde (2,161) 2001-2005
20 Bryce Nixon, Arcadia (2,122) 2014-2018
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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