Pueblo sophomore Alicia Reyes scored 57 points Wednesday night to help pace the Warriors to a 98-11 win over Cholla. Reyes made 17 3-pointers in the process.
She broke the Southern Arizona record for points in a game by passing former Pueblo standout Angela Lopez. Lopez scored 52 against Santa Rita in 2008. Former Santa Rita standout Paula Pyers is the only other girl from Southern Arizona to score 50 points.
Her 57 points puts her in third place in all of Arizona. Former Antelope standout Diane Beecroft holds the top two spots with 65 and 58 points scored in a game.
In short, only one player in the history of girl’s basketball in Arizona has scored more in a game.
Arizona 50-points in a Game
1 Diane Beecroft Antelope 65 1977-78 vs. Bagdad
2 Diane Beecroft Antelope 58 1976-77 vs. Baboquivari
3 Alicia Reyes, Pueblo 57 2015-16 vs. Cholla
T4 Kayla MacKenzie Raymond Kellis 54 2009-10 vs. Santa Rita
T4 Erica Ganados Dysart 54 1993-94 vs. River Valley
T6 Angela Lopez Pueblo 52 2007-08 vs. Santa Rita
T6 Diane Beecroft Antelope 52 1977-78 vs. Williams
T6 Zaire Gonzales Coolidge 52 1977-78 vs. Maricopa
9 Brittney Strummer Coronado 51 2005-06 vs. Wickenburg
10 Paula Pyers Santa Rita 50 1982-83 vs. Pueblo
Former Window Rock standout Henrietta Wagner made 13 3-pointers against St. Michael during the 1995 season. That mark has held up until Reyes shattered it with 17. Former Canyon del Oro standout Brittany West fell to 10th place on the list with nine made against Cholla in 2013.
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