STATE STAT STARS OF THE WEEK

Ontario Christian's Drew Robinson and Stockton Lincoln's Louis Rankin both reach 40 TDs for the season. Woodland Hills Taft's Steve Smith and Jordan Farmar racking up huge totals in football and basketball. More boys hoop and girls hoop standouts listed along with best from football playoffs.

(Games of Dec. 2-7)

(Others may be included elsewhere on the site)

Football

Joel Allen (Christian, El Cajon) -- Senior quarterback threw for two touchdowns, ran for another, had a diving interception and then recovered a fumble that helped turn back a strong second-half Horizon comeback to deliver a 23-20 victory in the San Diego Section Div IV Championship game for his Christian (8-5) Patriots this past Saturday at Patrick Henry High School.

Cliff Cardwell (Moorpark) -- Racked up 231 yds rushing and scored three TDs in the Musketeers' 46-40 loss to St. Bonaventure of Ventura. Teammate Eddie Garcia added 251 yds passing.

Mike Crisler (San Lorenzo Valley, Felton) -- In what might be the most lopsided 12-0 vs. 12-0 matchup ever (other than one involving De La Salle), Crisler was crisp with 14 completions in 18 attempts for 269 yds and four TDs in leading the Cougars over Burlingame, 42-0, in the CCS Div. IV finals.

David Eisenhauer (Rancho Cotate, Rohnert Park) --Don't know if they call him Ike, but RC fans definitely liked the way David booted the ball in their team's 34-10 triumph over Montgomery of Santa Rosa in the CIF North Coast Section Class 3A Redwood Empire final. Eisenhauer made field goals of 36 and 22 yds and boomed all seven of his kickoffs into the end zone as the Cougars wrapped up a 13-0 season.

Will Faules (Homestead, Cupertino) -- Will was a primary force behind Homestead's march to the CCS Div. II title game. The senior running back had 249 yds and three TDs, but the Mustangs weren't able to stop Menlo-Atherton's passing game and fell to the Bears, 48-34.

Ben Galbraith (Colfax) -- Definitely a junior to watch this off-season for all the quarterback camps and quarterback prospect lists. Ben is a 6-4, 210-pounder who wrapped up a 2,800-yard season by going 22 of 42 for 249 yards in Colfax's 33-30 win over Manteca in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Div. III final. The most important number for Galbraith, though, is 13-0 as in his team's final record.

Dion Morton (J.W. North, Riverside) -- In addition to passing for 189 yds and one TD in the Huskies' 23-15 win over Murietta Valley of Murietta, Morton showed some real versatility by putting down two pooch punts at the one-yard line. Both punts led directly to J.W. North points.

Sean Norton (Hart, Newhall) -- Kept racking up the numbers with 24 completions in 32 throws for 274 yds as the Indians moved on in the CIFSS Div. II playoffs with a 24-17 triumph over San Clemente.

Michael Okwo (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach) -- They might rename the school Okwo Costa the way this senior has been going lately. In the team's 31-12 win last week over Antelope Valley of Lancaster, Okwo wowed everybody with 35 carries for 271 yds, although he wasn't able to find the end zone.

T.C. Ostrander (Menlo-Atherton, Atherton) -- T.C. seems to get better every week we see him on the Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area highlights show. After being named State Athlete of the Week he continued his hot throwing to lead Menlo-Atherton past Homestead of Cupertino, 48-34, in the CIF Central Coast Section Div. II championship. Ostrander wound up going 25 of 32 for 289 yds and five TDs. Teammate Alex Hogue caught eight passes for 167 yds and three of the scores.

Nick Pierson (St. Bonaventure, Ventura) -- They won't be confusing Nick with teammate Whitney Lewis, but Nick put up Whitney-like numbers with six catches for 170 yds and two TDs plus a pass interception on defense as St. Bonnie downed Moorpark, 46-40, in the CIFSS Div. IV playoffs.

Louis Rankin (Lincoln, Stockton) -- Dazzling speedster ran for 166 yds and scored five TDs as the Trojans rolled over Turlock, 41-0, in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Div. I semifinals. Rankin now has 40 TDs for the season, which ranks him No. 2 in the state for the season, No. 1 for the city of Stockton all-time and No. 5 for the Sac-Joaquin Section all-time.

Drew Robinson (Ontario Christian) -- Set an Inland Empire single season scoring record after getting three TDs and 265 yds of total offense in a 34-0 playoff win over Bishop. Robinson enters this week's final vs. unbeaten Desert of Edwards with 256 total points. His 42 TDs ranks first in the state.

Steve Smith (Taft, Woodland Hills) -- Broke one career state record and moved very close to another after hauling in 13 passes for 148 yards in the Toreadors' 31-13 win over Venice in the L.A. City Section playoffs. Smith pushed his career yardage total to 4,486 and eclipsed the previous mark of 4,455 set in 1993 by Leodes Van Buren of Newbury Park. Smith also enters this week's final vs. Birmingham with 265 career catches and is just four shy of Van Buren's state record of 269. Smith's totals for this season have been a little off from his previous two due to an injury that caused him to miss two games as well as Taft having a more balanced offense.

Chase Twedell (Valley Christian, Cerritos) -- Oaks Christian players certainly chased Chase as the Valley Christian standout finished with 22 carries for 237 yds and two TDs in a 38-24 win that put the Crusaders into this week's CIFSS Div. XI finals.

Chris Vega (Serrano, Phelan) -- Chris and his team may be the most overlooked in SoCal and that's just fine with them heading into their CIFSS Div. VIII title game game matchup with heavily favored Kaiser of Fontana. Vega sizzled as if he was from Vegas in Serrano's 37-36 win in three overtimes last week vs. Cathedral City. He had 31 carries for 224 yds and three TDs, including one scoring dash of 94 yds.

Aaron Ware (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) -- Sophomore speedster rolled up 218 yds on 22 carries and scored once in team's 38-24 playoff loss to Valley Christian of Cerritos. Teammate Sean Adams had 10 catches for 113 yds.

Matt Williams (Riverside Christian) -- Williams was the star in the CIFSS 8-man championship with 27 carries for 237 yds and three TDs as Riverside Christian won the title with a 24-17 victory over Joshua Springs Christian.

Girls Basketball

Keri Anglin (Winters) -- Keri's most explosive early-season outing was a 49-pointer against Orland. She was probably happier, though, with 25 points to lead Winters past Live Oak, 58-35, in the finals of the Live Oak tourney.

Heather Bates (Madera) -- Returning Central Section standout (nearly 20 ppg last year) scored 12 of her 30 pts in the fourth quarter as the Coyotes upended Amador Valley of Pleasanton, 71-64, to win the Amador Valley Classic last Saturday.

Raquel Chairez (Lindsay) -- Set a school record with eight 3-pt shots and finished with 32 pts in a 65-33 win over Farmersville in a non-league game.

Brittney Dove (Millikan, Long Beach) -- Looks like the Rams will join Wilson and Poly as yet another tough team from the Moore League this season. Dove scored 30 pts last Saturday in a 54-50 win over La Serna of Whittier in the title game of the Fullerton tourney.

Jennifer Jackson (Brentwood, Los Angeles) -- JJ was jammin' in a 56-53 loss to Mayfair of Lakewood in the title game of the Bellflower tourney. All she did was post a quadruple-double of 20 pts, 11 steals, 10 assists and 13 rebounds.

Shana Stewart (Palm Desert) -- Almost a quadruple-double for Shana with 22 pts, 11 assists, 11 rebs and seven steals in a 74-29 victory over Coachella Valley of Thermal. Amy Van Hollebeke (Carlsbad) -- In only three quarters of play, Amy rang up 33 pts and had 10 assists as Carlsbad rolled past Montgomery of San Diego, 95-32.

Candice Wiggins (La Jolla Country) -- Candice probably will be listed every week through the end of the season. Last week was bad for her due to LJCD dropping games to Mater Dei and to Brea-Olinda at the Brea tourney. Individually, though, she was red-hot with 48 pts in a 85-35 win over Peninsula and 42 pts in a 80-64 win over Ayala of Chino Hills.

Terra Wilson (Deep Valley Christian, Ukiah) -- In a victory over Ferndale, Wilson came through with 31 points. She should have many 20 and 30-point nights this season.

Danehsa Wright (Berkeley) -- Made 4-of-5 shots from beyond the 3-pt line and wound up with 33 pts in a 75-69 win by the Yellowjackets over Ukiah in a consolation game of the Marin Catholic tourney.

Boys Basketball

Baron Abdul-Monsour (Buckley, Sherman Oaks) -- This Baron made Buckley's foe red with envy in two games last week. First, he hit for 33 pts in a win vs. Rio Hondo Prep of Arcadia and then rampaged for 50 pts in a 94-64 win vs. Santa Clarita Christian.

Aaron Aflalo (Centennial, Compton) -- One of the state's best juniors looked the part with 32 pts and six rebounds to lead the Apaches over Eisenhower of Rialto, 61-52, in a key game at the Westchester tourney.

Ruebin Boykin (University, Los Angeles) -- One of the state's top scorers from last year, Boykin lit it up for 36 pts and had 15 rebs in a 68-58 triumph over Marshall of Los Angeles.

Heath Colvin (Riverdale) -- Central Section standout scored 48 pts in a game at the Kerman tourney, but the Cowboys still lost to Monache of Porterville, 74-72 in overtime.

Nick Corso (Santa Fe Christian, Solana Beach) -- A tourney in Arizona didn't slow down Corso's hot scoring. He had 37 pts in a 80-57 victory over Phoenix Country Day and totaled 32 in a 84-49 win over Precision Academy.

Mecklen Davis (Atascadero) -- Mecklen was makin' em all night long and finished with 37 points in a 91-79 win by the Greyhounds over Santa Maria.

T.J. Fakehinde (Eastside Christian, Fullerton) -- This 7-foot high jumper and 8-man football standout is going to be heard from on the court, too. Last week, T.J. had 27 pts, 12 rebs, seven assists and five steals in a win vs. Acaciawood and scored 31 pts in a win vs. Whittier Christian.

Jordan Farmar (Taft, Woodland Hills) -- We'd normally say that a quick start like the one Jordan has had for the Toreadors would just about assure him of a 30 ppg season. But it might be hard for him to keep scoring so much when standout Steve Smith joins the team after football is over with. Farmar's totals from last week were sensational, to say the least: 54 pts, 12 rebs and 11 steals vs. Valencia (100-89 loss); 32 pts, 10 rebs and 10 steals vs. Ventura (54-45 win); 38 pts vs. Santa Clara of Oxnard (88-57 win); and 33 pts, 13 rebs vs. Granada Hills (84-69 win).

Tigran Grigoian (Mesrobian, Pico Rivera) -- Tigran was a tiger with 45 pts, 10 rebs and 10 assists in a shootout game against Stoneridge Prep of Tarzana. Stoneridge won, 111-87, and looks like it will be involved in a lot of games like this for the rest of the season.

Jimmy Goffredo (Crescenta Valley, La Crescenta) -- Jimmy picked up where he left off from last year with 45 pts (including 10 on 3-pt shots) to lead the Falcons to an easy 64-37 win over Buena of Ventura.

Kevin Green (Burbank) -- This KG had numbers like the famous KG with 20 pts, 10 rebounds and 11 assists as Burbank defeated Agoura of Agoura Hills, 69-45, in the championship game of its own tourney.

Robert Hughes (Boron) -- Hughes had a near monopoly on scoring and rebounding with 38 pts and 21 rebs in Boron's 59-54 win in overtime over Mojave.

Rara Mahdassian (Hoover, Glendale) -- Rara revved it up for 35 pts and gobbled up 17 rebs but it wasn't enough in a 67-62 loss to Cerritos.

Sean Marshall (Eisenhower, Rialto) -- The Boston College-bound Marshall racked up 35 pts and had 11 rebs in a 113-40 win over Canyon of Anaheim and had 30 pts in a 78-59 win over Cleveland of Reseda. All was not good, though, as Eisenhower dropped a game to Centennial of Compton at the Westchester tourney.

Tyler McShane (La Habra) -- In a 79-69 triumph over Damien of La Verne, McShane showed no disdain for the defense with 38 points. He also pulled down 12 rebounds.

DeMarcus Nelson (Vallejo) -- A case of food poisoning (was the Sacramento Kings' chef nearby) caused DeMarcus to miss a game last week, but earlier he continued his early-season surge with 45 pts as the Apaches beat Burbank of Sacramento, 83-62.

Saied Omar (Canyon, Anaheim) -- Omar made the crowd go "Oh, my" with a strong shooting display in Canyon's 55-50 win over Venice. He finished with 10 3-pointers that accounted for all 30 of his points.

Leland Rubin (Mission, San Francisco) -- The Bears only had 55 pts as a team in their 55-45 win over Richmond, so that makes Rubin's 39 for himself that much more impressive.

Alfonso Velazquez (Williams) -- It could be another year of raining 3-pointers in Williams. Velazquez may be the top marksman on this year's team as was shown last week with 47 pts in a 86-53 win ove Downieville plus 39 pts in a 79-70 loss to Mercy of Red Bluff.

Mikel Watson (El Camino, Oceanside) -- All-State candidate at guard knocked down 30 pts as the Wildcats crushed El Capitan of Lakeside, 115-52.

Dwain Williams (Chaparral, Temecula) -- State Freshman of the Year from 01-02 had 31 pts vs. Bloomington in third-place game of the Beaumont tourney. Also scored 43 pts last week in 71-65 win over Hemet.


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