State Stat Stars of the Week

Posted on December 21, 2012 by

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Marsalis Johnson and teammates at Village Christian were 9-0 entering this week. Photo by Willie Eashman.

Marsalis Johnson and teammates at Village Christian were 9-0 entering this week. Photo by Willie Eashman.

Izzy Wagner of Mt. Miguel is averaging more than 40 ppg and it’s not on MaxPreps. Among girls on this week’s honor roll is rebounding phenom Alisha Henderson. By Harold Abend & Paul Muyskens with contribution by Bob Barnett.

We collect these highlights in support of the Cal-Hi Sports state record book, which is the exclusive home for state records and has been published seven times since 1980.
These highlights are for games played mostly from Dec. 13 to Dec. 15.
To send in a stat star of your own, email highlights to markjtennis@gmail.com.
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BOYS BASKETBALL

Jordan Franklin (Trinity Prep, Napa)
This was from almost two weeks ago but we wanted to make sure we mentioned his huge performance on back-to-back nights as he scored 50 points in a 79-40 win over Lutheran of Elk Grove and then the next day he did one better as he scored 51 points during a 57-54 win over Technology of Rohnert Park.

Joe Furstinger (Santa Margarita, Rancho SM)
With Furstinger scoring a game-high 32 points while grabbing 10 rebounds, the Eagles advanced to the finals of the Charlie Wilkens Memorial Classic with an 65-49 win over Huntington Beach.

Adam Gotelli (Elliot Christian, Lodi)
For the fourth time this season, Adam scored over 30 points in a game as he finished with 31 points during the Eagles’ 61-47 win over Le Grand.

Aaron Holiday (Campbell Hall, North Hollywood)
It is the holiday season and Aaron continues to put up points in bunches as he helped gift wrap a win for the Vikings with 38 points and 12 rebounds during their 82-73 victory over Atascadero earlier this week.

Marsalis Johnson (Village Christian, Sun Valley)
Coming up one block shy of a triple-double, he scored 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to go with his nine blocks as the Crusaders moved to 9-0 defeating Cabrillo of Long Beach 71-60 in the semifinals of the Beverly Hills tournament.

Max McKone (Novato)
Talk about a double-double. The Hornets’ senior scored a nifty 50 points with 14 rebounds in a 73-59 win over Martinez Alhambra. He came back with 23 points and 16 rebounds and the team needed it all in a 69-68 win over Concord Ygnacio Valley.

Sean McDonnell (San Dieguito Academy, Encinitas)
With McDonnell scoring a season-high 34 points, the Mustangs improved to 6-1 with a 82-75 win over Poway on Wednesday.

Mamadou Ndiaye (Brethren Christian, Huntington Beach)
In his best game of the early season, the 7-foot-5 big man scored 41 points and had 18 rebounds during the Warriors’ 56-54 come from behind win over Western of Anaheim in the semifinals of the Douglas Uselton Memorial tournament.

Josue Salaam (Hanford West, Hanford)
A four-year starter, Salaam tied a season high by scoring 32 points in a76-63 losing effort against Tulare. Tulare was led by Keonta Vernon with 23 points and record-setting quarterback Oscar Reyes added 20 points.

Izzy Wagner (Mt. Miguel, Spring Valley)
To say Izzy has been driving opponents dizzy to start the season is more than an understatement. His stats are just now being reported to Cal-Hi Sports and it looks like he’s far and away the early season state scoring leader. In five games, all wins, against Chula Vista Castle Park, San Diego Clairemont, San Diego Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, and Chula Vista Hilltop, the 6-foot-2 senior combo guard has had 43 points and eight steals, 41 points and 10 steals, 46 points and 10 rebounds, 49 points, and 54 points with seven steals and six rebounds, respectively. He’s averaging 44.6 points, 6.6 steals, 5.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.

Kris Yanku (Taft, Woodland Hills)
In a tweet we just saw yesterday from Eric Sondheimer, this talented guard headed to Northern Arizona not only scored a game-high 38 points but hit the game-winning 3-pointer as the Toreadors defeated Righetti of Santa Maria 70-68.

Evan Zeller (Mission Viejo)
Doing his best to have his name mentioned every week, Zeller scored 35 points as the Diablos defeated Tesoro 85-72 in his second highest scoring game of the season.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Halie Bergman (Turlock Christian, Turlock)
Since scoring 13 points in the season opener, she has scored at least 27 points in every game as she recently scored a season-high 36 points during the Eagles’ 60-35 win over Downey of Modesto.

Sierra Campisano (Torrey Pines, San Diego)
For the second time this season, this 6-foot-2 freshman scored 27 points but she also grabbed 20 rebounds and blocked 12 shots for her second triple-double of the year as the Falcons defeated Carlsbad 65-44.

Ahlisha Henderson (Reseda)
She has been a rebounding magnet this season as she has grabbed at least 25 rebounds in every game. Henderson recently hauled in a reported 38 rebounds to go with 24 points in her team’s 62-60 loss against San Fernando.

Erika Larsen (Sutter)
Coming up one block short of recording a triple-double, she scored 27 points and grabbed a season-high 28 rebounds as the Huskies defeated Woodland 64-49.

Aarion McDonald (Bullard, Fresno)
She scored a career high of 34 points, which ties Michelle Lewis in 1988 for the third best in school history, as the Knights beat Yosemite of Oakhurst in a 71-32 lopsided win.

Mariya Moore (Salesian, Richmond)
The Pride’s junior star recorded her second triple-double with 15 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in a 65-24 blowout of Kentfield Marin Catholic. She came back with a double-double 19 points and 10 rebounds (six assists) in a 66-46 win over Napa Justin-Siena.

Rachel Nagel (Whitney, Cerritos)
Averaging just over 30 points per game on the year, Nagel scored 34 points during the Wildcats’ 71-42 win over Bellflower and then the next day once again scored 34 points in a 52-38 win over Mayfair of Lakewood.

Katie Lou Samuelson (Mater Dei, Santa Ana)
Sophomore sensation scored as many points as St. Joseph of Santa Maria, finishing with 34 points and had eight rebounds as the Monarchs moved to 9-0 on the season with a 77-34 win over the Knights.

Corissa Turley (Redwood, Visalia)
The senior standout has played on the Rangers’ varsity since being a freshman and scored a career high of 40 points in a 54-49 non-league win over Edison of Fresno. It’s the third best scoring game in school history and she also had 13 rebounds, five blocks and made five 3-pointers.