Folsom’s Justin Woody has one of the more improbable 47-point explosions we’ve ever seen. Plus, big numbers for big-time junior athlete Tyree Robinson of San Diego Lincoln.
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(After games of Saturday, Feb. 11 and some games as of Tuesday, Feb. 14; contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)
Joel Anderson (Banning, Wilmington)
In a game that just didn't seem like it wanted to end, Anderson had 12 points in the extra periods to finish with 35 points in a 83-80 triple overtime win against Narbonne of Harbor City. Anderson is averaging 26 points per game.
Jamir Andrews (Dublin)
The 6-foot-2 junior went for a season-high 34 points in a 66-63 win over Martinez Alhambra.
Aaric Armstead (Bullard, Fresno)
The senior by the way of Chicago scored a career high 36 points, the fourth best in school history according to Central Section historian Bob Barnett, in a wild 87-86 overtime win by the Knights over Edison of Fresno. Armstead had 24 points after halftime.
Cooper Belmont (Fresno Christian)
The senior guard has been averaging nearly 22 points per game for the Eagles, who started this week at 21-1, which is the best record of any D5 level team in the state. Belmont fired in 25 points and had six steals with five rebounds in a 85-52 triumph over Tranquillity. He also scored 22 later in the week in an overtime win vs. Caruthers.
Isiah Brown (Richmond)
He has had higher totals than the 35 points he scored against De Anza of Richmond, but it had to feel the best as the Oilers won for the first time this season by a 77-76 final score.
Paris Davis (Skyline, Oakland)
There was no European vacation for Paris in his team's battle for first place in a Oakland Athletic League game with Oakland Tech. The 6-foot-3 senior posted a double-double with 29 points and 12 rebounds, and the Titans needed all of it in a 67-65 victory.
Ali Faruqbey (San Lorenzo)
The junior was a Rebel with a cause in a 73-54 win over Moreau Catholic of Hayward. He had a huge double-double of 33 points and 19 rebounds.
Jordan Franklin (Trinity Prep, Napa)
Battling his way to a 32-point per game scoring average, this sophomore guard scored 34 points in a 52-34 win over Freedom Christian before scoring 34 points in a 63-44 loss to Global Youth Charter and 34 points in a 62-49 loss to New Life Christian.
Olajuwon Garner (Deer Valley, Antioch)
The senior guard was 6-of-9 from beyond the arc and scored 25 of his game-high 34 points in the second and third quarter of a 90-84 win over BVAL rival Freedom of Oakley.
Aaron Gordon (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose)
The 6-foot-8 junior did it again. Points number 27 and 28 and rebound No. 16 came on a tip-in with four seconds left in overtime to seal a 60-58 win over host Sacred Heart Cathedral of San Francisco.
Davin Guinn (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta)
Despite scoring a game-high 34 points, it wasn't enough to prevent the Broncos from suffering a 71-48 loss against D2 state-ranked Murrieta Valley.
Tajai Johnson (Vallejo)
A senior guard headed to UC Riverside, Johnson matched his season-high with 34 points but this time it came in a winning effort as the Apaches defeated Rodriguez of Fairfield 88-79.
Richard Longrus (Bishop O'Dowd, Oakland)
The 6-foot-7, 210-pound Washington State-bound power forward flexed his muscles with a double-double 25 points and 15 rebounds (six blocks) in a 74-31 drubbing of Hayward Tennyson. Longrus has become the star for the 19-5 Dragons this year in his third varsity season.
Marcus Lovett Jr. (Providence, Burbank)
Averaging 31 points per game, this freshman was actually held under his average but his 29 points in a 69-63 win over Viewpoint of Calabasas and 30 points in a 67-60 win over Buckley of Sherman Oaks helped the Pioneers’ winning streak reach seven games.
Josh Mooney (Monte Vista Christian, Watsonville)
Mooney’s number didn’t quite reach the Moon his past two games, but he returns to this feature with stratospheric numbers. First he had 39 points, eight rebounds and seven assists an 82-63 win over Christopher of Gilroy. Then he came back this week with 34 points (seven 3-pointers), nine assists, six steals and five rebounds in a 70-58 Monterey Bay League playoff win over a Christopher team that would like to see Moon orbit a different planet.
Dalton Mosser (Foothills Christian, El Cajon)
Putting together back-to-back 35-point performances last week for the Knights, he first scored that many in a 77-75 loss to Horizon of San Diego before scoring 35 the next night in a 85-34 win over Kuyper Prep of National City.
Mamadou Ndiaye (Brethren Christian, Huntington Beach)
The 7-foot-5 center cored 30 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a 63-60 win over St. Margaret's and then scored just 11 points but grabbed 18 rebounds in a 57-31 win over Oxford Academy.
Henry Nguyen (Rancho Alamitos, Garden Grove)
Helping the Vaqueros put the finishing touches on an undefeated Garden Grove League record, he scored 27 points in a 71-66 win over Santiago and then scored 30 points in a 74-63 win over Los Amigos.
Tyree Robinson (Lincoln, San Diego)
Putting on a long-distance shooting display, this talented junior knocked down six 3-pointers to finish with 33 points and 15 rebounds in a 72-68 win over Cathedral Catholic of San Diego. Cathedral was the No. 4 team in the D3 state rankings heading into last week. Robinson is also a football athlete who quarterbacked the Hornets last fall.
Daniel Selsor (Archbishop Riordan, San Francisco)
Despite averaging less than seven points per game, the senior guard came up huge in a 68-59 upset of St. Francis of Mountain View. Selsor had a lot of fizz after finishing with 26 points, three rebounds and two steals in the victory. According to WCAL stat man Pat Segurson, Selsor also tied a Riordan school record with six 3-pointers.
Kiran Shastri (Miramonte, Orinda)
He makes another appearance after going for 30-plus points for the fourth time this season. Shastri did it by scoring 30 in a 80-66 win over Walnut Creek Las Lomas.
Chris Sterling (Delano)
Sterling was golden as he scored 31 points and had 20 rebounds in a 72-54 win over Kennedy of Delano and came back with 30 points and 19 rebounds in a 64-54 losing effort against Mission Oak of Tulare.
Chris Swartz-Edmisten (Sacramento Waldorf, Fair Oaks)
He outscored Foresthill on his own in a 62-37 win as he finished with 43 points for the second time in three games. On the year, he is averaging 34.6 points a game.
Grant Verhoeven (Central Valley Christian, Visalia)
Big G scored 32 points against Exeter in a 63-36 win and pulled down 17 rebounds. The rebound total gave him 1,600 for his career, breaking the Central Section record of 1,593 held by Clifton Pondexter of San Joaquin Memorial. Grant came back with a solid performance against Kingsburg with 17 points, 19 rebounds and five blocks. CVC won that game, 65-48.
Justin Woody (Folsom)
In a narrow 69-65 Delta River League win over Ponderosa of Shingle Springs, Woody lit up the scoreboard for 47 points to lead the Bulldogs. His season-high before this explosion was just 29 and he didn’t reach double figures in his three previous outings.