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Top stars, best performances last week in Northern California high school basketball (Feb. 21-27)

We're already down to the last two weeks of the 2021-22 basketball season, and the whole state is now officially in the CIF State/Regional playoffs.

Photo by Arianna Grainey

We're already down to the last two weeks of the 2021-22 basketball season, and the whole state is now officially in the CIF State/Regional playoffs. Here's a quick look at the top performances in NorCal high school basketball last week during the section playoffs.

Note: Entries are based on information provided by coaches, statisticians, media members and high school basketball fans. Don’t see any details for your team’s game? Email some stats to


Aaliyah Thompson, Corcoran C:

Thompson averaged 25.5 points, 16 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game on 57.1% shooting in the final two rounds to lead the Panthers to a Central Section Division 4 title. Trinity Ferro also averaged 19 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in that stretch for Corcoran.

Renaissance Johnson, Weed C:

Johnson tied her career-high of 30 points for the Cougars despite the loss.

Krissy Turman, Caruthers F:

Krissy Turman erupted for 21 points and 21 rebounds in a win over Orcutt Academy for the Central Section Division 3 championship. Morgan Trigueiro had 17 points, seven rebounds, and five assists for Caruthers.

Meadow Roland, San Joaquin Memorial F:

Roland led the Panthers to a Division 1 title in the Central Section averaging 14.5 points, nine rebounds, seven blocks, 3.5 steals, and 1.5 assists per game in the last two rounds.

Saiya Sidhu, San Joaquin Memorial G:

Sidhu had 19 points for SJM in both games. 

Brynn Scribner, Trinity C:

Scribner helped lift the Wolves to a Northern Section Division 5 title by averaging 16 points, 14 rebounds, five steals, and two blocks per game in the semifinals and finals.

Mercedes Humphries, Fall River G:

Humphries scored a season-high 26 points to go with seven rebounds, seven steals, and two assists to help lead the Bulldogs over Weed in the CIFNS Division 6 finals.

Sydney Cassidy, Fall River G:

Cassidy scored 20 points on 53.3% EFG and had six rebounds, six steals, and four assists. Giselle Rodriguez also had a big double-double for Fall River.

Jemma Lacap, Crystal Springs Uplands G:

Lacap got the Highlanders into the CIFCCS Division 5 title game averaging 19 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.5 steals per game on 53.6% shooting (57.1% EFG).

Kaitlin Imai, Scotts Valley G:

Imai outscored the opposition alone with 35 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and two steals in a CIFCCS Division 4 quarterfinals win against Carmel.

Mabryn Manu, Aragon G:

Manu helped lead the Dons to a Central Coast Section Division 2 championship averaging 17.3 points and seven rebounds per game in the final three rounds.

Makayla Moore, Archbishop Mitty F:

Moore dropped 25 points and four rebounds on a staggering 11-12 shooting to lead the Monarchs to a CIFCCS Open Division title over Pinewood.

Elle Ladine, Pinewood G:

Ladine led the Wildcats to the finals averaging 32 points, 14.5 rebounds, three assists, and 2.5 steals per game on 52.1% shooting (58.3) EFG in the two previous rounds. She had 18 points, six assists, four rebounds, three steals, and two blocks on 8-14 shooting in the finals, a 66-54 loss to Mitty.

Gracie Williams, Valley Christian (Roseville) G:

Williams helped lead the Lions to a CIFSJS Division 6 title going for 27 points per game in three playoff games. Mariah Contreras broke out to average 25.7 PPG during that stretch, and Christelle Williams added 18 PPG.

Audrey Harris, Faith Christian G:

Harris put up 43 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, and two steals in a semifinals win against Tioga, and 62 points in Faith Christian's loss against Valley Christian in the finals.

Mary Carter, Antelope F:

Carter averaged 26 points, 13.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.7 steals, and four blocks per game in the CIFSJS Division 2 quarterfinals and semifinals to get the Titans into the championship game.

Madison Butcher, Del Oro F:

Butcher dropped 37 points on 14-21 shooting (4-5 3FG) in a CIFSJS D2 quarterfinals win against Atwater, and scored a game-high 19 points in their semifinals loss against Laguna Creek.

Breanna Humphrees, Dixon F:

Humphrees averaged 24.5 PPG, 15 RPG, 3.5 APG, 3.5 SPG, and 2.5 BPG in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 4 semifinals and finals to lift Dixon to a championship.

Ahhray Young, Laguna Creek G:

Young led the Cardinals to a Division 2 title in the Sac-Joaquin Section on a line of 19 points, seven rebounds, 4.7 assists, five steals, and 1.7 blocks per game across three games.

Aubrey Prunty, Trinity G:

Prunty averaged 16.5 points, 7.5 steals, three assists, and four rebounds a game in the last two rounds.

Alyssa Jackson, Vanden G:

Jackson led the Vikings on a scorching CIFSJS Division 3 championship run averaging 17.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.3 steals, and 3.7 assists per game in three games. last week.

Madison Thomas, Moreau Catholic G:

Thomas led the Mariners to a dominant North Coast Section Division 3 title run averaging 19 points, 12 rebounds, and three steals per game.

Sophie Chinn, Acalanes G:

Chinn had 31 points and 13 rebounds in the CIFNCS Division 2 title game, a win against Northgate.

Tegan Gaines, Northgate G:

Gaines totaled 27 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists to lead the Broncos to an NCS D2 semifinals win against Montgomery, and scored 25 points with eight rebounds and six blocks in a loss to Acalanes in the finals.

Alexis Woodson, Monte Vista F:

Woodson averaged 15 points, 13 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game in the last two rounds of the playoffs to help lead the Mustangs to a North Coast Section D1 title.


Jake King, Clayton Valley Charter F:

King had 24 points, 11 rebounds, and three assists in the North Coast Section D1 finals as the Ugly Eagles defeated Dougherty Valley.

Drew Fischer, Liberty Ranch G:

Fischer led the Hawks to a CIFSJS Division 4 title averaging 25.3 points, 11.7 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 2.7 steals, and 2.3 blocks per game in their final three games.

Kameron Morphew, University Prep (Redding) F:

Morphew averaged 20 points, 7.5 rebounds, three blocks, and 1.5 assists per game on 59.3% shooting in the final two rounds of the playoffs to lead the Panthers to a Northern Section Division 4 title.

Noah Thomas, Pleasant Valley G:

Thomas scored 18 PPG on 55.6% shooting to go with three steals and two assists per game to help lead the Vikings to a CIFNS D3 championship.

Nikhil Narasimhan, Lynbrook F:

Narasimhan dropped 23 points, 11 rebounds, and two assists in the CIFCCS D2 championship to lift Lynbrook over Christopher.

Money Williams, Oakland G:

Williams went for 33 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, and two steals in a victory over AIMS College Prep in the Oakland Section finals.

Ryan Beasley, Dougherty Valley G:

Beasley dropped 43 points, 17 rebounds, two assists, and two blocks to lead the Wildcats over Moreau Catholic in the CIFNCS Division 1 semifinals.

Isiah Griffin, Burbank G:

Griffin put up 28 points on 9-12 shooting plus nine rebounds and three assists in a playoff win over El Camino.