OF THE WEEK
(Games of Feb. 10-16)
Curtis Allen (Rolling Hills Prep, Paso Verdes Estates) -- One of the top sophomores in the state scored 30 points, and added 12 rebounds as the Huskies defeated Viewpoint 92-55 in CIFSS Div. V playoff action.
Evan Burns (Fairfax, Los Angeles) -- Paced nationally-ranked Fairfax to a 95-67 rout of Locke with 30 points and seven rebounds.
Chris Campbell (Paramount) -- The silky smooth junior guard led his team to a 76-60 CIFSS Div. I-AA wildcard playoff victory over Alhambra, scoring 30 points.
Javance Coleman (Washington, Fresno) -- Scored 31 points in a 114-36 drubbing of Dos Palos and came back with 24 points in a 121-34 blasting of Coalinga. As a team, the Panthers established a pair of new Central Section records in the victory over Coalinga with 49 points in the third quarter and 73 points in the second half.
Heath Colvin (Riverdale) -- Heath had a very busy and productive week with 32 points in a 60-53 defeat of Fresno Christian, 20 points in a 56-39 loss to Fowler and 32 points in a 56-38 victory over Laton.
Aaron Clitheroe (Renaissance Academy) -- Led his team into the second round of the CIFSS Div. V playoffs against top-seed Price by scoring 35 points, including nine 3-pointers, in a 67-39 pounding of Calvary Baptist.
Kuljeet Dola (Livingston) -- Dola scored 30 points, including a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line, as the Wolves upended TVL co-champion Riverbank 69-66 in their season finale.
Timothy Drisdom (Calvary Chapel, Downey) -- What a night for the Calvary Chapel star as Disdom rang up a quadruple-double with 21 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists, and 10 steals in a 73-45 pounding of Chadwick in a CIFSS Div. IV-A playoff contest.
Josh Flowers (Burbank) -- In a CIFSS Div. II-AA playoff action, Flowers "bloomed" as he led Burbank to an exciting 64-62 victory over Westlake by pouring in 30 points.
Marvin Lea (M.L. King, Riverside) -- Marvin was marvelous again with 34 points as King rolled past Bellflower, 98-77, in the CIFSS Div. II-A playoffs.
Tony Melum (Newport Harbor, Newport Beach) -- In a 79-68 victory over Loara of Anaheim, Melum led the way, scoring 33 points and adding nine rebounds and seven assists.
Greg Narvaez (Deep Valley Christian, Redwood Valley) -- Scored 49 points, a lot of which came on nine 3-point buckets, but it wasn't enough as Deep Valley Christian lost in two overtime to Laytonville.
Glen Nicholas (Highland, Bakersfield) -- Glenn was one of the bright spots for the Scots in a 64-39 defeat of Foothill, scoring 31 points. Dating back to the last game of the 2001 season, Foothill has lost 27 straight games.
Jason Obazuaye (Hill, San Jose) -- In a 54-36 win over Piedmont Hills, Obazuaye became the top career scorer in the CIF Central Coast Section by finishing with 35 points. The senior guard upped his career total to 2,115 points and broke the previous record held by former St. Francis of Mountain View standout Senque Carey.
David Patten (El Dorado, Placentia) -- Patten marched the Tigers onto the next round of the CIFSS Div. II playoffs, scoring 29 points, and adding 20 rebounds, in a 61-33 tourching of Burbank.
Leon Powe (Technical, Oakland) -- Leapin' Leon connected for 36 points as the Bulldogs whipped Fremont, 96-65, and had 25 points to go with 15 rebounds in a 61-28 win over McClymonds.
Danny Quiroz (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) -- The flashy senior scored 30 points, including 9-of-13 three-pointers, and had six rebounds and six assists, as the Braves advanced in the CIFSS Div. II playoffs with a 94-67 win over Buena.
J.R. Reese (Centennial, Corona) -- Who shot J.R.? Not North Torrance on this night, as Reese scored 34 points, helping Centennial improve to 23-3, with a 93-75 win, moving on to the next round of CIFSS playoff action.
Matt Reid (Cypress) -- Propelled Cypress into the CIFSS Div. II-A second round, scoring 36 points, including five three-pointers, and grabbing 12 rebounds, as Cypress defeated Brea-Olinda 64-45.
Travis Ressler (Yosemite, Oakhurst) -- Set a single-game school record by scoring 49 points in a 91-89 loss to Dinuba. He only had 15 points in a 66-51 loss to S.J. Memorial.
Gino Riney (Grant, Van Nuys) -- Bravo couldn't stop the "Riney" on this night, as the Grant star shined bright, scoring a triple-double with 33 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a 79-67 win.
Joey Saavedra (Banning, Wilmington) -- Saavedra led the way for Banning in a L.A. City Invitational Division playoff game by scoring 42 points in a 69-64 win over Sun Valley Poly.
Adrian Sanchez (LeGrand) -- Sanchez had 31 points, including nine three-pointers, as the Bulldogs finished their season on a winning note, defeating Delhi 77-75 in Southern League action.
Brent Smith (Brea -Olinda, Brea) -- Smith scored a triple-double the hard way, scoring 13 points, pulling down 14 rebounds, and blocking 10 shots, in a 79-63 CIFSS Div. II wildcard playoff defeat of Hacienda Heights Wilson.
Giovanni St. Amant (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) -- Scored 33 points, and added nine rebounds in a 94-67 win over Buena. On Friday, St. Amant led the Braves to a 86-62 second round playoff victory over West Valley of Hemet, scoring 40 points, collecting 15 rebounds, passing out five assists, and adding five steals.
DaShawn Strong (El Segundo) -- El Segundo improved to 24-4, moving on to the CIFSS Div. IV quarterfinals, as DaShawn proved he was too "Strong", scoring 24 points, adding 17 rebounds, and passing out nine assists, and teammate Jeramie Hopson contributed 27 points, and eight rebounds, in a 75-56 win over Maranatha.
Khion Tate (Berkeley) -- This 6-3 soph had only been averaging 4.7 ppg but somehow went nuts and finished with 34 as the Yellowjackets downed El Cerrito, 63-50. Making 17 of 19 field goal attempts may have had something to do with it.
Guy Ten Fingers (Downey, Modesto) -- Ten Fingers single handedly played the Knights to a CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff spot, scoring 43 points, including nine three-pointers, as Downey knocked off CCC champion Modesto 75-67 in overtime.
Brandon Turner (Bravo, Los Angeles) -- The senior guard scored a career-high 47 points, including seven three-pointers, leading Bravo to the championship of the Magnet League with a 79-71 victory over King Drew.
Aaron White (Fresno Adventist) -- Scored 39 points in a 85-60 victory over Alpaugh.
Chukuma Awaji (Daniel Murphy, Los Angeles) -- In CIFSS Div. IVAA playoff action, Awaji led the Nobles to a runaway 81-50 victory over Milken by scoring a game-high 37 points.
Lashay Bagsby (South, Bakersfield) -- Led the Rebels to a stunning 69-62 win over powerhouse West by scoring 30 points.
Vao Faoa (Magnolia, Anaheim) -- In a 53-49 victory over Ocean View of Huntington Beach in the CIFSS Div. III-A playoffs, Faoa scored 25 points and added 18 rebounds as Magnolia improved to 16-11 on the year.
Yossi Goldman (Valley Torah, Valley Village) -- Goldman led the Wolf Pack to a 56-44 defeat of Masada with 31 points, 10 rebounds, and eight steals.
Alexis Gray-Lawson (Oakland Tech) -- Alexis showed that this school has somebody else on campus besides Leon Powe of the boys team who can light it up. She pumped in 36 points last week in Tech's 9-46 romp past Fremont.
Jamie Hagiya (South, Torrance) -- Hagiya was the hero on this night as she finished a stellar 31-point effort with a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer, as South Torrance defeated Dos Pueblos 54-51.
Charde Houston (San Diego) -- Two days after Charde had her 67-point outing against Morse (which was highlighted in last week's report), the 6-3 sophomore stayed hot with 47 points as the Cavers swamped Henry of San Diego, 94-57. Houston is now averaging 36.1 ppg.
Sheila Kerley (Valley Christian, Santa Maria) -- In a 85-69 win over Mesrobian, Kerley led the way, scoring 41 points, grabbing 18 rebounds and helping Valley Christian improve to 18-4.
Markesha Lea (M.L. King, Riverside) -- Lea was at it again by matching her career high with 39 points as M.L. King improved to 20-7, advancing in the playoffs, with a 60-35 dismantling of La Quinta. Lea's season ended in her following game, however, as King lost to Bellflower.
Natasha Lewis (Kearny, San Diego) -- The junior sensation was on fire again last week with 35 points in a 110-50 blasting of Mira Mesa and then 43 points as Kearny took care of Morse, 122-28.
Ashley Miller (Taft) -- Miller led the Wildcats to a 81-25 blowout of Arvin, contributing 31 points, adding eight rebounds, and six steals.
Eshaya Murphy (Montclair Prep, Van Nuys) -- Murphy continued her strong campaign by scoring 34 points and adding 19 rebounds as the Mounties moved on in the playoffs with an impressive 74-45 win over Serra of Gardena. Eshaya followed up with 20 points and 26 rebounds in a 54-36 second round victory over Ontario Christian.
Erin Myrick (Bishop Amat, La Puente) -- Bishop Amat advanced to face Diamond Ranch in the CIFSS Div. III quarterfinals, thanks to Erin as she scored 33 points and yanked down 16 rebounds in a 65-39 win over Hesperia.
Suzy Peterson (Granite Bay) -- In a 75-71 triumph by the Grizzlies over Placer of Auburn, Peterson showed her explosiveness by netting 39 points.
Jennifer Smith (Fresno Christian) -- In the Eagles' 66-22 whipping of Firebaugh, Smith poured in a school record 44 points.
Shaina Zaidi (Marlborough, Los Angeles) -- Zaidi scored 34 points and pulled down 13 rebounds as Marlborough advanced in the CIFSS playoffs with a 65-51 win over Whittier Christian.