OF THE WEEK
(Games of Jan. 22-27)
Baron Abdul-Mansour (Buckley, Sherman Oaks) -- The "Super Sophomore" was a blistering 11-of-15 from the field and 13-of-14 from the free-throw line to finish with 35 points in the Griffins' 68-61 victory over Holy Martyrs.
Sam Babcock (Fresno Christian) -- Led the Eagles to a 64-58 victory over Fowler by scoring a game-high 32 points.
Kevin Branscomb (Laytonville) -- Netted 32 points in a game against Potter Valley and had 33 in a game against Round Valley to account for the top individual totals of the week in the Redwood Empire.
David Conte (Costa Mesa) -- Conte scored a game-high 39 points, including 30 in the second half, of a thrilling 88-85 OT victory over Irvine University. David had ice in his veins as he went 15-of-15 at the free throw line.
Jesse Cope (Acaciawood, Anaheim) -- Led all players with 40 points in a 74-69 victory over Fairmont Prep. Cope also had 47 points last week in a 88-41 trouncing of St. Michael.
Tyler Couchman (Turlock) -- Scored a team and game high 36 points in a tough 81-80 (2 OT) defeat to Atwater.
Sean Cunningham (Pilgrim, Los Angeles) -- Led the Patriots to a 74-36 victory over First Lutheran by scoring a game-high 36 points.
Roberto Dominguez (Livingston) -- Scored career high 30 points in a 73-46 loss to league rival Riverbank. Roberto has scored 20 or more points in five consecutive games for the Wolves.
Patrick Doney (Liberty Christian, Huntington Beach) -- Paced the Minutemen with 41 points in a 88-51 Express League victory over Southlands Christian.
Michael Efevberha (Ganesha, Pomona) -- In a 99-76 Valle Vista League win over Baldwin Park, the Giants' star scored 19 of his game-high 37 points in the third quarter.
John Flannagan (Boys Republic, Chino Hills) -- Recorded 34 points and eight assists in the Rams' hard fought 78-73 victory over La Verne Lutheran.
Gentry Goode (Caruthers) -- On this night, Gentry was very "Goode" as he poured in 30 points to lead the Raiders to a 59-40 win over Firebaugh.
Jermaine Harris (Aquinas, San Bernardino) -- Scored a career-high 36 points as the Falcons clawed Yucca Valley 76-32.
Michael Hernandez (Whittier) -- Paced the Cardinals with 36 points in a hard fought 69-57 victory over Santa Fe.
Thomas Johnson (West L.A Baptist) -- Led the Dolphins to a 74-68 victory over Hillcrest Christian by splashing in 36 points. Scored 42 points, including eight three pointers, in a 69-56 come from behind victory over Highland Hall. The Dolphins entered the fourth quarter of the contest trailing 42-20.
Kyle Kelly (Kennedy, Sacramento) -- Point guard came up big with 38 points as the Cougars knocked off traditional power Jesuit of Carmichael, 78-68.
Marvin Lea (King, Riverside) -- Had a terrific game in a 78-37 thrashing of Ramona. Lea was the king on this evening as he scored 29 points, added 10 rebounds, five assists and five steals. Lea also contributed 35 points in a 75-66 victory over Bloomington.
Matt McKinney (Santa Ynez) -- Swashbuckled his way to a game-high 38 points and added 18 rebounds in the Pirates 80-70 victory over Morro Bay. In the spring, McKinney will rule as one of the top volleyball players in the state.
John Parsons (Half Moon Bay) -- Connected for five 3-pointers, made 11-of-11 from the free throw line and finished with 46 points as the Cougars ran past Jefferson of Daly City, 75-69. Brandon O'Bannon of Jefferson had 32 points in a losing effort.
Jacob Ramirez (A.B. Miller, Fontana) -- Scored a career-high 43 points and added seven rebounds as the Rebels defeated rival Fontana 81-79.
Travis Ressler (Yosemite, Oakhurst) -- In a 92-74 loss to San Joaquin Memorial, Resseler torched the Panthers for 41 points, which tied the all-time school single game scoring record.
Nicholas Rhodes (Rio Linda) -- The 6-7 senior did his best with 37 points but it wasn't enough as Knights lost, 64-61, to Mira Loma of Sacramento.
Gino Riney (Grant, Van Nuys) -- Scored 28 points and dished off 11 assists to pace 89-69 trashing of Hollywood. Also had his second triple-double of the season in a 96-49 waxing of Canoga Park with 13 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. All in a night's work!
Robbie Robertson (Golden West, Visalia) -- Scored 42 points in 81-76 victory over Sanger that lasted two overtimes. Robertson's point total was the third most for a single game in school history.
Joey Saavedra (Banning, Wilmington) -- Scored a game high 36 points in the Pilots' 91-78 loss to Gardena. Follwed up with 44 points, including 10 three-pointers, in a 80-75 defeat at the hands of the Carson.
Kevin Ummel (Sequoia, Redwood City) -- Catching up from two weeks back, need to include Kevin's 44 points and 14 rebounds vs. Mills of Millbrae and his 42 points and 12 rebounds vs. Woodside. Ummel began the current week averaging nearly 25 ppg.
Terry Wade (Johansen, Modesto) -- Had 32 points, including six three pointers, as the Vikings got past Atwater 76-68 in a CCC contest.
Jonathan Wallace (Emery, Emeryville) -- Dominated the paint with 34 points, 18 rebounds and six blocks in Emery's 88-32 romp past Contra Costa Christian.
Will Washington (Fairmont Prep) -- Poured in 38 points and hauled down 15 rebounds in the Huskies' 74-69 loss to Acaciawood.
Zach Whiting (Pleasant Valley, Chico) -- Rampaged for 40 points in a 70-52 win over Shasta of Redding. That tied the school record set by Matt Maderos in 1976.
Paul Williams (Avenal) -- Led the Buccaneers to a 59-40 victory over Templeton by soaring over the Eagles for a game-high 31 points. Williams was an all-state small schools pick in football and is the brother of former NFL defensive back James Williams and former University of Washington standout Curtis Williams, who was paralyzed from an injury he sustained during a game two years ago against Stanford.
Marcus Williams (Crenshaw, Los Angeles) -- Standout point guard and one of the best sophomores in the nation, Williams had a game-high 37 points and 11 assists to lead the Cougars to a hard fought 86-82 victory over Fremont. He also had 26 points but it wasn't enough as Crenshaw lost 84-78 to Dorsey.
Brandon Worthy (Mt. Pleasant, San Jose) -- The leading scorer in the Central Coast Section at more than 28 ppg, Worthy lit it up for 30 points in a 62-38 win over Leigh and had 34 in a 62-61 loss to Oak Grove.
Matrice Austin (Dos Palos) -- Poured in 26 points in a 62-48 victory over Coalinga, then followed up with 32 in a 58-40 blowout over Washington Union.
Kelly Beckler (Granada Hills, Granada Hills) -- Made five three-pointers and finished with 40 points and four steals in 76-57 victory over Cleveland.
Dominique Burrell (Downey, Modesto) -- Established a new school record by scoring 44 points in a 66-54 overtime victory over Ceres. The previous record of 33 points in a game was held by Suzy Powell, who also has competed in the Olympic Games in the discus.
Maria Caro (Lindsay) -- Posted a triple-double of 25 points, 13 rebounds and 10 steals in 61-28 victory over Strathmore.
Tabatha Cortez (Big Pine) -- Had 39 points and 14 rebounds as the Warriors defeated Owens Valley 78-42. Cortez also contributed 22 points and 28 rebounds in a 46-26 victory over Ridgecrest Immanuel Christian.
Courtney Cowden (Upper Lake) -- Had the top single-game effort among girls in the Redwood Empire with 32 points against Mendocino.
Amber Cunningham (Pilgram, Los Angeles) -- Cunningham outscored the Jaguars of New Roads by herself, as she contributed 29 points in the Patriots' 67-27 victory. Cunningham also followed up with 35 points in a crushing 84-15 victory over First Lutheran.
Sarah Faulkner (Mercy, San Francisco) -- Junior to watch pumped in 35 points to lead Skippers' past Catilleja of Palo Alto, 65-46.
Tyesha Fluker (Muir, Pasadena) -- Scored 32 points and added 17 rebounds for the Mustangs in a blowout 81-36 victory over Arcadia.
Kelly Geis (El Segundo) -- Led the Eagles to a 66-65 victory over Torrance by scoring 30 points. Geis followed up with 31 points in a 60-52 loss to Hawthorne.
Markisha Lea (King, Riverside) -- In a 49-42 victory over Ramona, Lea scored a game-high 29 points. The junior foward, who could be part of the best brother-sister act in Riverside since Cheryl and Reggie you know who, also contributed a career-high 39 points in a 68-39 pounding of Bloomington.
Natasha Lewis (Kearny, San Diego) -- Scorched the nets again with 37 points as the No. 6 rated Div. III Komets steamrolled Morse of San Diego, 109-32.
Sarah McVicar (Mesa Verde, Citrus Heights) -- Freshman made a name for herself with 34 points as the Mavericks dumped Golden Sierra of Garden Valley, 85-47.
Eshaya Murphy (Montclair Prep, Panorama City) -- Scored 32 points and hauled down 29 rebounds but it wasn't enough to offset 29 team turnovers in 70-54 loss to Brentwood.
Linda Pace (Francis Parker, San Diego) -- The 5-foot-11 senior upped her scoring average to 27.9 ppg with two solid performances last week. Against San Dieguito she dropped in 31 points and pulled down 10 rebounds along with six steals. She followed that up with a 33-point effort against Horizon.
Jessica Peterson (Sonora) -- Scored a game high 34 points to lead the Wildcats to a convincing 71-52 victory over Tracy, handing the Bulldogs their first VOL loss of the season.
Cindy Poon (Rosemead) -- Paced the Panthers' 61-35 waxing of Gabrielino with an awesome single game performance. Poon had a triple-double on the evening with15 points, 26 rebounds, 15 steals and eight blocked shots.
DeShauna Ricks (Edison, Fresno) -- All-state underclass pick from last year had a game-high 32 points in the Tigers' 80-38 clawing of Bullard.
Rose Sierra (Faith Baptist, Canoga Park) -- In a 60-38 victory over Grace Brethren, Sierra scored a season-high 38 points and also had seven rebounds, six steals and four assists.
Emily Tay (Marlborough, Los Angeles) -- Paced the Mustangs with 28 points, 13 rebounds and five steals in a 59-47 victory over Nortre Dame Academy. Tay was a key member in the fall of Marlborough's CIF Div. IV state champion volleyball team.
Katie Watson (Liberty, Bakersfield) -- The 6-3 junior scored 30 points on a near perfect 14-of-15 from the floor in a 54-44 victory over Shafter.
Candice Wiggins (La Jolla Country Day) -- Another week and another monster game from Wiggins. This time it was 42 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in the Torres' 75-70 overtime win against Bishop's.
Lauren Yadon (Villa Park) -- Led the Spartans to a Century League victory over Orange 57-42 by scoring a game-high 32 points.