Loraya Rocha reaches 1,000 career points as Rincon moves into playoff position

Rincon/UHS head coach Darryl Carlson congratulates Loraya Rocha (Andy Morales/


Loraya Rocha scored 21 points to help lead Rincon/University past Desert View 63-25 Tuesday night but most of the people in the home crowd came to see her score 1,000. Rocha came into the night with 992 career points and, it took a while, but the junior standout scored on a breakaway layup with about five minutes left in the second quarter to score points 1,000 and 1,001…



The following career totals do not include action from Tuesday night but Pusch Ridge junior Angel Addleman and Academy of Tucson senior Devion Makres are hoping to be the next ones to reach 1,000 career points:

Angel Addleman, Jr. Pusch Ridge: 917
Alyssa Brown, So. Sahuaro: 856

Devion Makres, Sr. Academy of Tucson: 897
Julian Molina, Sr. Mountain View: 888
Evan Nelson, Jr. Mountain View/Salpointe 811

Loraya Rocha is the driving force behind a possible region championship for the Rangers. (Andy Morales/


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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