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Hoops: Benson’s Emily Darwin is set to break 1,000 career points

Sahuaro junior Alyssa Brown scored 702 points last year to give her 1,162 career points. She is on pace to break 2,000 before she graduates. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Benson standout Emily Darwin is on schedule to be the next player from Southern Arizona to score 1,000 career points. The 5-10 junior scored 433 points as a freshman and 511 as a sophomore and she is averaging 16 points a game.

The Bobcats will open up the season at the Small-School Boyd Baker Tournament at Amphitheater.

ALMOST TO 1,000

GIRLS
Emily Darwin, Benson (944)
Emma Morris, Tanque Verde (865)
Alondra Lugo, Douglas (816)
Kamryn Doty, Sabino (791)
April Martinez, Rio Rico (775)
Angelina Alcantar, Sunnyside (743)
Milinda Arguellez, Flowing Wells (741)
Autumn Nelson, Baboquivari (710)
Alyssa Franke, Sahuaro (706)
Jaylin Richardson, St. David (693)

BOYS
Francisco Lugo, Douglas (855)
Anton Jose, Baboquivari (758)
Khalid Whitaker, Flowing Wells (745)
Thomas Reyna, St. Augustine (717)

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 Robert Burries, Globe (3,387) 2015-2019
2 Corey Hawkins, Estrella Foothills (3,154) 2007-10
3 Mike Bibby, Shadow Mountain (3,002) 1993-96
4 Terrell Stoglin, Santa Rita (2,901) 2007-10
5 Jerryd Bayless, St. Mary’s (2,888) 2004-07
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 Haley Cavinder, Gilbert (2,282) 2016-2019
12 Marie Folsom, Corona del Sol (2,270) 1990-1994
13 Brooke Jackson, Mesa Mountain View (2,250) 2003-2007
14 Lindsey VanAllen, Mesquite (2,249) 2014-2018
15 Desirae Gonzalez, Kingman (2,242) 2012-2016
16 Janae Gonzales, Sierra Linda (2,204) 2014-2018
17 Hanna Cavinder, Gilbert (2,191) 2016-2019
18 Dymond Simon, St. Mary’s (2,189) 2002-2006
19 Sydni Stallworth, Palo Verde (2,182) 2011-2015
20 Shawn Coder, Willcox (2,162) 1986-1990
21 Amy Showers, Camp Verde (2,161) 2001-2005
22 Bryce Nixon, Arcadia (2,122) 2014-2018
23 Najiyyah Pack, South Mountain (2,119) 2012-2016
24 Sonia Bribiescas, Superior (2,109) 1984-1988
25 Paula Pyers, Santa Rita (2,082) 1980-1984
26 Theresa Wirth, Seton Catholic (2,080) 2007-2010
27 Kalie Matthes, O’Connor (2,068) 2008-2012
28 Camille Zimmerman, Tempe Prep (2,054) 2010-2014
29 Taneisha Gossett, Flowing Wells (2,043) 1990-1994
30 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, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner 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. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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