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CIF State basketball championships: Top stars, best performances on day two (3/9/2024)

Harvard-Westlake, Etiwanda repeat as Open Division champions on Saturday night.

Here’s a quick look at some of the top stars and memorable performances from the second day of the CIF State basketball championships.


Laila Florus, Madelyn Shanahan, Samantha Sundberg (St. Bernard's): The trio of Florus, Shanahan, Sundberg combined for 45 points and 42 rebounds against Grossmont.

Aakash Price, Grossmont: Price had eight points, eight rebounds and six steals in a loss to St. Bernard's.


Kavon Collins, Monterey: Collins led Monterey with 22 points, making eight of his 14 shot attempts.

Joshua Roth, Monterey: Roth had 19 points and eight rebounds, making five of 10 three-point attempts.

Alijah Arenas, Chatsworth: Arenas scored 44 points, becoming only the second boys basketball player to surpass 40 points in a CIF State championship game.


Angelina Habis, Harvard-Westlake: Habis had 19 points, seven rebounds and three steals against Colfax.

Deana Thompson, Harvard-Westlake: Thompson had 18 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals to beat Colfax.

Valentina Guerrero, Harvard-Westlake: Guerrero had a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds to become state champions.

Juliette James, Colfax: James led Colfax with 18 points and 11 rebounds in a loss to Colfax.


Ardarius Grayson, Oakland Tech: Grayson had 20 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and five steals to help the Bulldogs win a state title.

Caleb Rollins, Oakland Tech: Rollins scored 20 points off the bench, making seven of his 11 shot attempts.

Rippen Gill, Centennial: Gill led the Golden Hawks with 22 points and added five rebounds, converting on seven of his eight free throw attempts.


Aliyahna “Puff’ Morris, Etiwanda: Morris led Etiwanda with 20 points and five assists to repeat as Open Division state champions.

Kennedy Smith, Etiwanda: Smith contributed across the board for Etiwanda, finishing with 15 points, five rebounds, four blocks, two assists and two steals.

McKenna Woliczko, Archbishop Mitty: Woliczko had 14 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and three steals for the Monarchs.


Trent Perry, Harvard-Westlake: Perry stepped up late, finishing with 17 points four rebounds and two blocks to repeat as a state champion.

Harvard-Westlake's Trent Perry and Robert Hinton celebrate during Saturday's CIF State Open Division championship game

Harvard-Westlake's Trent Perry and Robert Hinton celebrate during Saturday's CIF State Open Division championship game

Robert Hinton, Harvard-Westlake: Hinton finished with a game-high 19 points, shooting seven of eight from the field.

Elias Obenyah, Salesian: Obenyah finished with 14 points, eight rebounds and three assists, leading the Pride in all three categories.

-- Bodie De Silva | | @sbliveca