OF THE WEEK
(From reported games played Feb. 4-9)
Hassan Adams (Westchester, Los Angeles) -- Paced Westchester to a 99-50 whitewashing of L.A. University in Western League action by scoring 39 points to go with seven rebounds, six assists and five steals.
Josh Anderson (South Fork, Miranda) -- Finally found a good one from way up north as Anderson scored 32 in a 76-69 overtime victory over Ferndale. Entering the fourth quarter, South Fork trailed by 14 but with Anderson firing on all cylinders it was comeback time.
Travis Beall (Point Arena) -- Mendocino County standout rang up 31 points and handed out 10 assists in a victory vs. Anderson Valley.
Evan Burns (Fairfax, Los Angeles) -- Evan led seven other teammates who scored in double figures with 34 points as Fairfax "Burned" Hamilton 110-42 in Western League play.
Edwin Castro (South Gate) -- Castro scored 31 points, including 18-of-22 free throws, but it wasn't enough as Roosevelt defeated South Gate 67-52.
Andre Conner (Joshua Springs, Yucca Valley) -- Scored a school record 43 points in a 81-41 dismantling of Bethel Christian.
Drew Dozier (Encinal, Alameda) -- Those city rivalry games are always great and Dozier was the man for the Jets against Alameda High. He finished with 31 points as Encinal won last week's game, 70-63.
B.J Goodley (Los Banos) -- Paced the Tigers to a 72-58 upset victory over East Union of Manteca in Valley Oak League play with 31 points.
Kris Gutierrez (Coutin, Canoga Park) -- The senior forward scored 18 points, all on three pointers in the fourth quarter, en route to a game-high 45, in a 75-25 blowout win over Summit View West.
Billy Hoffman (La Canada) -- In a 74-50 victory over South Pasadena, Hoffman established a new school career assist record by having 14 in the contest. He surpassed the previous record of 414, and helped push his team's record to 22-4 for the season.
Donovan Morris (Cajon, San Bernadino) --Led Cajon to a 100-61 rout of Colton in San Andreas League action by scoring a game-high 36 points. Morris outdid himself in a 90-51 victory over San Bernadino, scoring 37 points, including a school record 16-of-16 from the free throw line.
Greg Narvaez (Deep Valley Christian, Ukiah) -- Narvaez was king of the roundball against Round Valley with 21 points, 12 assists and 10 steals as DVC cruised to a 78-56 win.
Tim Pierce (Fremont, Oakland) -- In yet another Oakland Athletic League thriller, Pierce lit up the hoop for 33 points as the Tigers beat Castlemont, 67-61.
Leon Powe (Oakland Tech) -- Powe was the master on the court, as he led all scorers with 38 points in a 86-70 defeat of Skyline. The Bulldogs, one of the top prep teams in California, improved to 21-3 on the season. Powe, a 6-7 center who some say is among the top five juniors in the nation, also had 27 points in a key league win over Oakland.
Desmond Reed (Temple City) -- Scored 34 points, with the help of five 3-pointers, in a hard fought 65-62 victory over Blair.
Travis Ressler (Yosemite, Oakhurst) -- Led the Badgers to a 64-50 victory over Tranquillity with 32 points.
Gino Riney (Grant, Van Nuys) -- Led Grant to a 94-79 Sunset-Six League victory over Canoga Park. Geno finished with 37 points, 11assists and nine rebounds.
James Spencer (Stoneridge Prep, Tarzana) -- Led visiting Stonridge Prep to a 80-59 blow-out victory over Boron with 36 points. Spencer has now recorded eight consectutive games of scoring 30 points or more.
Kevin Ummel (Sequoia, Redwood City) -- Ummel, who came into the contest averaging 26 ppg, exploded for a game-high 42 points in a 68-52 victory over Carlmont of Belmont.
Whitney Brooks (Riverdale) -- She's only a freshman, but Whitney is one to watch. Recent games have included 29 points and 18 rebounds vs. Tranquillity and 21 points and 12 rebounds vs. Mendota.
Katy Digovich (Pinewood, Los Altos Hills) -- In a battle for first place, Digovich paced Pinewood to a 69-39 victory over Redwood Christian. She poured in 37 points as the Panthers improved to 20-2 on the season.
Julie Evans (Calvary Chapel, Murrieta) -- Scored 33 points in a 61-43 Christian League win over Linfield of Temecula.
Katrina Gimlin (Leggett Valley) -- Katrina had the top reported single game total of the week in the Redwood Empire with 36 points in an overtime defeat at the hands of Laytonville.
Lindsey Harris (Valley Christian, San Jose) -- Led the Warriors to a 79-52 defeat of Oak Grove by scoring 34 points. The win improved Valley Christian to (19-5, 11-1) on the season.
Kathy Hill (Oakland) -- Hill had a huge game with 28 points, 11 steals, and seven rebounds, to leadfive players in double figures as the Wildcats defeated Fremont, 98-44.
Charmaine Jones (Rolling Hills Prep, R.H. Estates) -- Scored 34 points and added 12 steals in a 71-25 romp over Lighthouse Christian. The win kept Rolling Hills Prep state-ranked in Division V.
Alexis Kendricks (St. Bernard, Playa del Rey) -- Scored 38 points and added nine rebounds, but it was not enough, as St. Bernard lost 66-61 in OT to Bishop Montgomery in Del Rey League action. The Georgia-bound senior added 32 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter, but her team also lost last week to Bishop Amat, 67-62.
Courtney LaVere (Buena, Ventura) -- In a 66-35 victory over Dos Pueblos, LaVere led the way with 33 points, 10 rebounds, and six blocked shots. Markisha Lea (M.L King, Riverside) -- Not to be outdone by brother Marvin, the M.L King star scored 39 points leading her team to an easy 73-28 victory over Bloomington.
Melissa Montoya (Corcoran) -- Established a new school single game scoring record, with 45 points in a 88-44 victory over Dinuba.
Eshaya Murphy (Montclair Prep, Van Nuys) -- Murphy, one of the top prep girls basketball scorers in California, continued her successful season by scoring 46 points and adding 29 rebounds in Montclair Prep's 77-63 defeat of Whitney. Eshaya was 17-of-32 from the field and 11-of-13 from the free throw line. She followed up with 36 points in a 67-55 victory over Pacific Hills.
Courtney Paris (Modesto Christian) -- The freshman sensation poured in a game-high 46 points, leading the Crusaders to a 100-25 dismantling of Le Grand in Southern League action. Twin sister Ashley added 28 points.
Cindy Poon (Rosemead) -- In a 77-37 whipping of El Monte, Poon had a quadruple-double with 28 points, 18 assists, 18 steals, and 14 rebounds. The effort helped Rosemead capture the Mission Valley League title and improve to 17-4 on the campaign.
Brisa Silva (Garfield, Los Angeles) -- Silva helped improve Garfield to (20-3. 9-0) in Eastern League action, as she had 36 points, 11 rebounds, and six steals in a 95-49 victory over L.A. Jordan. Silva followed up with 30 points in a 65-41 victory over Bell which clinched the Eastern League title.
Jenny Thigpen (Hanford) -- Scored 40 points, which established a new school record, in a 85-39 romp over Golden West. Thigpen followed up with 21 points in a 50-43 loss to Redwood.
Kristen Thoms (Berean Christian, Walnut Creek) -- Netted 18 field goals and totaled 38 points in team?s 87-11 win over Bentley.
Courtney Uphoff (Monache, Porterville) -- Scored 36 points, mainly by making nine 3-pointers, which established a new Central Section record, and dished out 12 assists, in a 89-25 cake-walk over Exeter.
Ashley Walker (Davis, Modesto) -- The sensational freshman took matters into her own hands as the Spartans defeated Atwater 56-43. Walker was nearly unstoppable as she scored 31 points, had 20 rebounds, and contributed nine assists.