STATE STAT STARS OF THE WEEK

Barron and Arron start off our honor roll of boys and girls basketball standouts for games played between Jan. 6-11. We've covered the state from Downieville in the north to San Marcos in the south. Note: This feature is free this week, but part of premium subscription starting next week.

(Games of Jan. 6-11)

Boys

Barron Abdul-Mansour (Buckley, Sherman Oaks): Do they yell BAM every time Barron makes a bucket for Buckley? He made plenty of them last week with 30 pts in a 55-50 win over Holy Martyrs and 32 in a 72-37 win over Oakwood.

Arron Afflalo (Centennial, Compton): Arron has been so hot this year that some feel he may be the top junior in the state, above Vallejo's DeMarcus Nelson. That's not a knock on Nelson, but shows how much Afflalo has improved. In a 75-74 loss to Leuzinger of Lawndale, Afflalo had 33 pts, including an amazing all 25 of his team's pts in the fourth quarter.

Chuma Awaji (Daniel Murphy, Los Angeles): Chuma chucked it up often and wound up with 43 pts as Murphy defeated St. Monica of Santa Monica, 79-50. Awaji had 29 pts alone in the first half.

Todd Cooper (Rincon Valley Christian, Santa Rosa): Connected with five shots from beyond the three-pt arc and totaled 35 pts in RVC's 90-46 triumph vs. Potter Valley.

Shaun Davis (Lincoln, San Diego): Four-year starter lit it up with 41 pts and had eight rebs and six assists in a 102-89 victory over La Jolla.

Steven Eghbali (Tarbut V'Torah, Irvine): Eghbali had led this team to a 13-0 record to start the season, although the Lions are only No. 7 in the CIF Southern Section Div. V-A rankings. He had 44 pts last week in a 60-43 win over L.A. Adventist and tossed in 31 in a 58-38 triumph over Lighthouse Christian.

Eric Flato (Piedmont): Hey, the Piedmont boys aren't too shabby this year, either. Flato had 35 pts in a game vs. St. Elizabeth of Oakland last week and then had 24 vs. Urban of San Francisco.

Jake Garcia (Upland Christian): Jake ripped the Lake as he had 39 pts for Upland Christian in a 115-44 romp past Lake Arrowhead Christian. Garcia also had 30 pts in a 72-51 loss to Arrowhead Christian Academy of Redlands.

Lorenzo Keeler (Escondido): Junior guard canned 8 three-pointers and finished with 32 pts in a 76-57 win over Fallbrook. Earlier in the week, Keeler was feelin' it as well with 34 pts in a 76-62 triumph over Vista.

Rodney Lampkin (Patton Academy, Oakland): Junior guard nailed six shots from three-pt land and ended up with 42 pts as Patton crushed American Heritage of Hayward, 70-47.

DeMarcus Nelson (Vallejo): Once we start compiling state scoring leaders, it's obvious DeMarcus will be near the top. The All-American junior guard had 47 pts last week in a league game vs. Fairfield and had 36 pts, 12 rebs and seven assists vs. Modesto Christian.

Dwight O'Neil (Washington, Easton): Junior guard connected for 38 pts as the Panthers rolled past Lompoc, 89-44, and locked up a spot in this week's Div. III state rankings.

Devin Peal (Kennedy, Richmond): Peal was unreal with 41 pts, 11 rebs and five assists to lead the Eagles past St. Patrick of Vallejo, 74-69. The 6-5 senior swingman also had 27 pts last week vs. Albany.

Chris Rodriguez (Oceana, Pacifica): You don't hear about this school in the fall as it has a limited athletic program. If you live in Pacifica and you want sports, you go to Terra Nova. The boys basketball team at Oceana, though, is making plenty of noise right now. In a 68-46 win last week over Jefferson of Daly City, Rodriguez bulled his way to 30 pts and grabbed 13 rebs.

Lorenzo Sims (Edison, Fresno): An all-area football pick as a corner last season, Sims is now starring on the hardwood for the Tigers. He had 38 points in a game against Buchanan of Clovis at the Clovis Elks tourney.

Kevin Sweeney (Temple City): In an 80-71 victory by the Rams over Blair of Pasadena, Sweeney poured in 44 pts, grabbed eight rebounds and had seven steals.

Wendell White (Redondo, Redondo Beach): Paced Redondo to a 64-54 overtime win over North of Torrance with 29 pts, 20 rebounds, four assists, three blocks, and three steals.

Eric Williams (McKinleyville): Made five from three-pt land and pumped in 34 pts to lead his team past Ferndale, 93-66. Williams wasn't the only McKinleyville player to shoot well as the team's three-pt total for the game was 14.

Girls

Tamara Bradford (Patten Academy, Oakland): Patten put down American Heritage of Hayward, 82-26, behind Bradford, who scored 30 pts and pulled down 16 rebounds.

Mia Carroll (Ribet Academy, Los Angeles): Mia didn't miss much and finished with 40 pts in an 84-41 victory over Vasquez of Acton. Carroll also handed out 12 assists.

Latara Darrett (Ayala, Chino Hills): Just a freshman, Darrett showed what she could do with 37 pts as the Bulldogs chewed up M.L. King of Riverside, 69-34. Darrett had 31 pts in the first half and six more in just three minutes of the second half before going to the bench.

Jamie Davis (Hoover, Fresno): Scored a career-high 37 pts in a win vs. Sunnyside of Fresno, which is the second best in school history behind current Sierra High head coach Kathy Lauritzen.

Amanda Desentz (Downieville): A couple of recent outings by Desentz have been more than decent. She had 11 three-ptrs and 43 pts vs. Southern Trinity and had 9 three-ptrs and 44 pts vs. Geyserville. Both games were back-to-back so that's 20 three-ptrs in only two games.

Lauren Ervin (Inglewood): Pulled in 24 rebounds and blocked two shots while scoring 17 pts in leading her team past cross-town rival Morningside, 49-43.

Kristy Franz (Capistrano Valley Chr., SJ Capistrano): Franz was grand with 30 pts and also had 10 steals in a 47-34 win by CVC over Lutheran of La Verne.

Audrey Green (San Marcos): This could be the most bizarre stat line ever. Green only had two points in her team's 51-44 win over Westview of San Diego, but she got herself listed here as well as in the San Diego Section record book by blocking 18 shots.

Jamie Hagiya (South, Torrance): Dished out 15 assists, grabbed 10 rebounds, had five steals and scored 20 pts in a 64-45 win over Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach.

Jocelyn Hartnett (Patrick Henry, San Diego): In addition to starring on offense with 25 points, Hartnett also shined on defense with 12 steals as the Patriots downed Crawford, 50-24.

Sonia Hilson (Fairmont Prep, Anaheim): Hilson netted 34 pts as Fairmont Prep posted a 57-40 victory over Orangewood Academy.

Charde Houston (San Diego): It was another strong week for the 6-3 junior who led the state in scoring last year. She had 44 pts in a 106-49 win vs. Morse and had 34 pts in a 81-50 win over Serra of Tierrasanta.

Meghan Ondatje (Charter Oak, Covina): Meghan laid down the law with 34 pts as Charter Oak defeated Wilson of Hacienda Heights, 74-68.

Diane Pullin (Kearny, San Diego): Diane was pullin' up and hitting a lot of net in the Komets' 104-44 win over Morse. She finished with 36 pts as her team improved to 10-1.

Brisa Silva (Garfield, Los Angeles): If you're not from Narbonne, getting attention in the L.A. City Section is tough. But Silva may be different. She had 35 pts and seven steals in just three quarters of an 84-40 win over Poly of Sun Valley and then came on with 44 pts in a 75-52 win vs. Marshall of Los Angeles.

Brooke Stanley (Caruthers): Pumped in 36 pts against Firebaugh in a 75-51 victory and broke her own school record of 32.

Jenny Sybesma (Centennial, Corona): Standout 6-2 senior racked up 18 rebounds to go with 31 pts in a 55-48 win in overtime vs. Antelope Valley of Lancaster.

Antwinette Turner (Bethel, Vallejo): Despite her team getting rolled 73-49 to Vacaville, Turner showed flashes of brilliance with 33 points. She made 13 of her team's 18 field goals.

Jen Van Groningen (Ripon Christian): In a 71-67 win last Saturday over Eastside Prep of Palo Alto that brought together two of the state's top Div. V teams, Van Groningen racked up 10 of her 32 pts in the fourth quarter.

Amber Williams (Foothill, Bakersfield): Scored 31 pts twice, although Foothill still lost both games. Williams had 31 in a 108-57 loss to North and had 31 in a 67-63 loss to Stockdale.


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