Arizona high school boys basketball: Top stars, best performances for week of January 25

Below is a list of top boys basketball performances for the week of Jan. 25-31. If you know of a player we should add to this list or include in a future week, email


Top Arizona boys basketball stars, Jan. 25-31

Ringo Aguek, Ironwood

On a team stacked with shooters, the junior was the star Tuesday in Ironwood’s 84-38 rout of Raymond S. Kellis. Aguek tallied 29 points, five rebounds, two steals and two assists. 

Travalle Beckwith, Poston Butte

The senior led Poston Butte in scoring and rebounding Tuesday with 24 points, 12 rebounds and five steals in a 68-65 victory over Cortez.  

Bailon Black, Ironwood

Black, a senior, had 31 points and eight assists Monday to help lift the Eagles to a 95-74 win over Pinnacle.

Shay Cain, Desert Edge

The senior dropped 24 points and added 15 rebounds, six assists and five steals in a 55-50 win over Cactus on Friday.  

Colin Carey, Sunrise Mountain

Carey, a senior, had 29 points to lift the Mustangs to a 63-59 win over Peoria on Monday.

Tanner Crawford, Mesa

The senior had 23 points and 22 rebounds in Mesa’s 65-32 win over Westwood on Friday. 

Tony Elliott, Desert Mountain

The senior had 21 points, including the winning basket, and six rebounds to lead the Wolves to a 52-51 win over Cactus Shadows on Tuesday.  

Coleman Fields, Millennium

The senior led the team in scoring with 21 points and tallied eight rebounds, three assists and three steals Tuesday in an 89-21 blowout of Lake Havasu.  

Colton Jett, Dysart

Jett, a senior, had 21 points (five three-pointers) and five assists to help lift the Demons to a 65-45 win at Saguaro on Wednesday.

Jamison Kay, Gila Ridge

The senior had 20 points, six rebounds and four assists in a 64-50 win over Sunrise Mountain on Tuesday.  

Daryian Matthews, Dysart

Matthews has established himself as one of the most valuable big men in the state. On Tuesday, the senior posted 20 points and 25 rebounds in a 67-50 victory against Youngker.  

Rowan McKenzie, Boulder Creek

Only a freshman, McKenzie secured a double-double against Mountain Ridge with 23 points, 10 rebounds and four steals in Friday’s 74-72 loss.  

Tanner Pate, Mountain Pointe

The junior had 29 points in the Pride’s 107-56 win over Maricopa on Thursday.

Malik Payton, Florence

The senior had 30 points Friday to help Florence secure a 72-64 victory over San Tan Foothills.  

Dylan Pendleton, Coronado

The senior had a double-double in Wednesday’s 47-33 loss to Tempe, putting up more than half of Coronado’s points with 20, along with 11 steals and six assists.  

Corey Perry, Peoria

Perry, a senior, had a team-high 33 points, five steals, five assists and four rebounds Tuesday in the Panthers’ 78-44 win over Barry Goldwater. 

Eric Ramirez, Cibola

The senior had 27 points, seven rebounds, three assists and four steals in an 83-44 victory over Kofa on Thursday.

Brady Ramon, Salpointe Catholic

The senior helped the Lancers move to 2-0 with 26 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in Thursday’s 74-64 win over Marana. 

Jalen Scott, Paradise Honors

With 20 points and 10 rebounds, the senior’s double-double helped lift Paradise Honors to a 72-54 win over Dysart on Friday.  

AJ Snow, Liberty

The senior led Liberty in scoring Tuesday with 21 points and added seven steals, four rebounds and two assists in a 73-62 win over Sandra Day O’Connor.  

Pike Tancil, Willow Canyon

The junior recorded a triple-double with 25 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds against Independence on Friday in a 100-35 victory.

Merhauti Xepera, Maricopa

Xepera, a junior, had 30 points and nine rebounds in an 87-76 loss to Skyline on Friday.

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