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Sahuaro’s Alyssa Brown Breaks State Season Scoring Record


PHOENIX — Sahuaro junior Alyssa Brown’s 21 points today in Sahuaro’s 70-40 loss to Seton Catholic in the 4A state championship increased her season total to 932, which is a new state record for girls basketball of all classifications.

The previous record was held by Scottsdale Coronado’s Brittney Strummer, who had 929 points from 2005-06.

Brown’s career total, with her senior season remaining, is 2,094 points, which ranks No. 25 in the state.

Alyssa Brown (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

State Season Scoring Leaders: Girls

Bold italicized names from Southern Arizona

1 Alyssa Brown, Sahuaro (932) 2019-20
2 Brittney Strummer, Coronado (929) 2005-2006
3 Amy Patton, McClintock (902) 2008-2009
4 Kayla MacKenzie, Raymond Kellis (892) 2008-2009
5 Brooke Jackson, Mesa Mountain View (849) 2005-2006
6 Najiyyah Pack, South Mountain (848) 2015-2016
7 Olivia Snyder, Green Fields (821) 2012-2013
8 Desirae Gonzalez, Kingman (802) 2014-2015
T9 Michaela Ramirez, Salt River (780) 2009-2010
T9 Paula Pyers, Santa Rita (780) 1983-1984

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 Alyssa Brown, Sahuaro (2,094) 2017-Present
7 Paula Pyers, Santa Rita (2,082) 1980-1984
8 Taneisha Gossett, Flowing Wells (2,043) 1990-1994

Arizona Career Scoring Leaders: Girls

Bold italicized names from Southern Arizona

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 Desirae Gonzalez, Kingman (2,255) 2012-2016
14 Brooke Jackson, Mesa Mountain View (2,250) 2003-2007
15 Lindsey VanAllen, Mesquite (2,249) 2014-2018
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 Alyssa Brown, Sahuaro (2,094) 2017-Present
26 Paula Pyers, Santa Rita (2,082) 1980-1984
27 Theresa Wirth, Seton Catholic (2,080) 2007-2010
28 Kalie Matthes, O’Connor (2,068) 2008-2012
29 Camille Zimmerman, Tempe Prep (2,054) 2010-2014
30 Taneisha Gossett, Flowing Wells (2,043) 1990-1994
31 Taylor Chavez, Valley Vista (2,012) 2014-2018


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