State Stat Standouts of the Week

Small school boys player in San Jose area nets 57 points in overtime thriller, while girl from La Jolla Country Day ties a San Diego Section record. Note: It's not the girl you're thinking of.

Here is this week's honor roll:

(Games of Jan. 7-12)

Boys

Omar Amaral (Bolsa Grande, Garden Grove) -- Knocked down 41 points as the Matadors improved to 4-0 in Garden Grove League play by beating La Quinta of Westminster, 76-49.

Dominique Ball (Valley Christian, Roseville) -- Pumped in 38 points in team's 75-62 win over New Life Christian of Marysville.

Mikhail Bursalian (Mesrobian, Pico Rivera) -- In a 96-46 trouncing of Pacific Christian, Bursalian dominated with 43 points and 20 rebounds.

Gabriel Clark (Modesto) -- May have set some kind of record with nine blocked shots in the fourth quarter of the Panthers' 57-54 win last week over Golden Valley of Merced. Clark also finished with a triple-double of 15 points, 16 rebounds and 14 blocks.

Zack Craddock (Monache, Porterville) -- Scored 20 of his 35 points in the second half as Monache beat Tulare Western, 88-77.

Tim Drisdom (Calvary Chapel, Downey) -- Drisdom made eight three-pointers and finished with 41 points as CC rolled past Sage Hill, 84-45. Drisdom has an interesting day in store for him on Monday when Calvary Chapel plays Verbum Dei at the Dream Classic in Asuza. Verbum Dei is led by 6-5 Richard Chaney, who will be a future teammate of Drisdom's at the University of Utah.

Greg Geier (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach) -- In that crazy 102-99 three-overtime loss by Mira Costa to North Torrance, Geier netted 45 points to lead all scorers.

Travis Glegg (Sonoma Valley, Sonoma) -- Knocked in 34 points last Saturday in a win vs. Petaluma, which came two days after getting 39 against Analy of Sebastopol.

Mychael Henry (Marysville) -- This 5-10 guard has a high game of 45 points and is averaging 26 ppg. He went nuts again last week with 31 points in a 83-76 loss to Encina of Sacramento and 35 in a 86-68 victory vs. Golden Sierra.

Eugene Jeter (Serra, Gardena) --They him Pooh and he's making opponents feel blue with the way he's playing this year. Jeter, a 5-10 point guard, led Serra to an 82-78 win last week over two-time defending Div. III state champ Bishop Montgomery of Torrance by scoring 30 points, handing out 10 assists and coming up with seven steals. BM's Fred Washington also stood out with 33 points and eight rebounds.

Tomas Johnson (West L.A. Baptist) -- Turned in a triple-double with 31 points, 16 rebounds and 12 steals in 59-48 win over Hillcrest Christian and had 35 points in 70-67 win over Highland Hall.

Thomas Juillerat (Amador Valley, Pleasanton) -- The 6-6 junior is becoming an unstoppable force for the Dons. He had 33 points in a 52-38 triumph over San Ramon Valley and also had 30 in his game before that.

Danny Ketchum (Sacramento Lutheran) -- Recorded his sixth 30-point game of the season with an even 30 as his team beat Wilton Christian, 73-52.

Manuel Montano (Chaparral, Temecula) -- Manual was the man in the middle with 14 blocked shots to help the Pumas clip Temecula Valley, 59-57.

Jayson Obazuaye (Hill, San Jose) -- It's been a tough few weeks for the Falcons as the preseason Div. I favorites for the Central Coast Section now have six losses. One of those came last week in a wild three-overtime game against Valley Christian. Hill lost, 63-61, but it wasn't Obazuaye's fault as he poured in 36 points.

Tron Smith (Canyon Springs, Moreno Valley) -- Junior guard popped in 30 points and had nine rebounds, six assists and six steals to lead the Cougars past Arlington of Riverside, 72-57.

Nick Stiggers (Montclair Prep, Van Nuys) -- The Mounties finally got clearance to play this Tennessee junior transfer. The 6-7 forward, considered one of the nation's best juniors, scored 36 points as Montclair Prep beat Brentwood in his debut on Jan. 8.

Justin Turman (Daniel Murphy, Los Angeles) -- Despite not playing in the fourth quarter, Turman fired in 44 points in Murphy's 94-35 romp past Salesian. Turman had 31 points in the first half alone and also finished with 12 rebounds.

Kevin Ummel (Sequoia, Redwood City) -- One of the leading scorers in San Mateo County, Ummel sizzled with 37 points in an otherwise low-scoring 59-49 win by Sequoia over Menlo-Atherton.

Mike Watson (El Camino, Oceanside) --Watson and his team will make some people look up and take notice after this past week's action, which included a 78-65 win in two overtimes over preseason San Diego No. 1 Torrey Pines. The Falcons start three players 6-7 or taller but it was Watson, a 6-1 junior guard, who registered 38 points and led the team to victory despite the fact that three other El Camino starters fouled out.

Kevin Weathington (Mountain View Academy) -- It was buried in the agate type of the San Jose Mercury-News, but yes there was a 57-point outing turned in by Weathington in Mountain View Academy's 93-83 win in overtime vs. Mid-Peninsula of Menlo Park. Weathington made eight three-pointers to help account for his big game, which appears to be the highest reported single game total so far this year in the state.

Girls

Kelly Beckler (Granada Hills) -- Came up big with 32 points, five steals and five assists as the Highlanders routed Birmingham of Van Nuys, 89-41.

Nikki Blue (West, Bakersfield) -- Scored 24 points in 66-37 win over Highland and had 35 points with eight rebounds and five assists in 67-63 win over visiting North. Blue is averaging 31.4 ppg.

June Brubaker (La Jolla Country Day) -- Tied a San Diego Section record with 11 three-pointers and scored 40 points as Torres drubbed Horizon, 112-26.

Tabitha Cortes (Big Pine) -- Tabitha was bewitching with 35 points and 17 rebounds to lead her team past Emmanual Christian.

Sheena Crenshaw (Antelope Valley, Lancaster) -- Archrival Lancaster was no match for Sheena and the Antelopes as she scored 36 points and had 10 steals and six assists in a 87-45 triumph.

Jenna Green (Mitty, San Jose) -- One of four returning starters for coach Sue Phillips-Chargin, Green lit it up with 30 points as the Monarchs blasted Westmont of Campbell, 93-31.

Jamie Hagiya (South, Torrance) -- Jamie had a triple-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a victory over Torrance and outscored Kelly Geis of El Segundo, 26-24, to lead the Spartans to another win.

Charde Houston (San Diego) -- One of the outstanding class of sophomores in the San Diego Section, Houston helped her San Diego Lady Caver squad end the week at 15-2 by contributing a 28 point effort in a 67-54 victory over Serra (SD)...then she followed with a 41-point, 16-rebound performance in Friday's 75-30 stomping of Pt. Loma (SD).

  Courtney LaVere (Buena, Ventura) -- Scored 26 points and added 14 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as the Bulldogs lost to cross-town rival Ventura (14-2), 63-43. It was only Buena's second loss in 84 Channel League games. Buena recovered from the setback two days later by pounding Oxnard 69-46. LaVere was dominant with 37 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocked shots.

Markisha Lea (King, Riverside) -- Part of a great brother-sister duo at the school, Markisha found the net for 30 points and yanked down 17 rebounds in a 63-30 win over Ramona of Riverside.

Courtney Paris (Modesto Christian) -- Freshman rolled up 33 points in 92-21 win over LeGrand and had 26 points and 23 rebounds in 72-47 win over Christian Brothers of Sacramento.

Clarissa Ricks (Reseda) - The sophomore had an unconventional triple-double Wednesday in the Regents' 64-41 rout of Van Nuys. Ricks scored 18 points, grabbed 23 rebounds and had 10 steals.

Bethany Tom (Capistrano Valley Christian) -- Pumped in 40 points as her team clubbed Oxford, 71-44.

Candice Wiggins (La Jolla Country Day) -- In same game in which teammate June Brubaker scored 40 against Horizon, Wiggins shined with 29 points, 14 rebounds and 17 steals. One of the top sophomores in the nation, Wiggins also had 40 points herself in 79-53 win over Francis Parker.

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