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Sahuaro’s Alyssa Brown Breaks School Scoring Record with Penn State Assistant Coach Recruiting in Stands


Sahuaro junior forward Alyssa Brown had a record-breaking performance with Penn State assistant coach Ginny Boggess in the stands recruiting her tonight.

Brown, a 6-1 forward who can handle the ball and post up inside, produced a school-record 44 points in the Cougars’ 85-49 win over host Tanque Verde tonight helping her team improve to 7-0. She also had 17 rebounds.

Alyssa Brown (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Her scoring total broke the previous record held by her sister, former Sahuaro standout Sydney Harden. Sydney had 42 points for Sahuaro against Palo Verde in the 2014-15 season.

Brown has also eclipsed 500 rebounds in her career (with 501) despite this season just starting and a full senior season ahead in 2020-21. She has 1,291 career points. She is closing in on her sister’s career marks of 1,575 points and 1,120 rebounds.

Former Sahuaro standout Sydney Harden (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Brown leads the Cougars averaging 34.8 points and 13.8 rebounds a game.

Penn State is one of numerous Division I schools showing interest in Brown. Others include NAU, St. John’s, Bethune-Cookman, Maryland-Baltimore County and Elon — all of whom have offered her a scholarship.


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