Arizona high school girls basketball: Top stars, best performances for week of March 1

By Brittany Bowyer

Below is a list of top girls basketball performances for the week of March 1-7. If you know of a player we should add to this list or include in a future week, email brittanyabowyer@gmail.com. Follow her on Twitter at @bbowyer07

STATEWIDE GIRLS BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD

Top Arizona girls basketball stars, March 1-7

Milinda Arguellez, Flowing Wells

The senior led the team in scoring Tuesday, posting 22 points, four rebounds, two blocks, two assists and two steals to help Flowing Wells defeat Catalina Foothills 56-47.

Adriana Bachman, Poston Butte

On a young team with no seniors, the sophomore has emerged as a leader on the court for the Broncos. Back on the list again this week, she posted a double-double in Tuesday’s 69-30 rout of Cortez with 31 points and 15 rebounds. She also had seven assists and six steals. 

Gabby Baer, Anthem Prep

The senior posted 20 points and seven rebounds in the team’s 48-36 win over Wickenburg on Monday. 

Alyssa Brown, Sahuaro

On Monday, the senior opened the week with a double-double against Flowing Wells, posting 38 points and 14 rebounds. On Tuesday, she put up 34 points, eight steals and seven rebounds to help Sahuaro defeat Canyon del Oro 79-8. The team faced Canyon del Oro again Wednesday, and Brown posted another 31 points and five steals to help Sahuaro remain undefeated with a 76-16 victory. 

Ahdiayh Chee, Dobson

The freshman had the best performance of her high school career to date Tuesday in Dobson’s 58-36 rout of Red Mountain. Chee had a game-high 20 points, three rebounds, three steals, an assist and a block. 

Reilly Clark, Catalina Foothills

In her best game of the season, the sophomore posted a double-double with 32 points and 10 rebounds, along with three steals and two blocks, despite the team’s 52-41 loss to Salpointe Catholic on Monday. 

Marisa Davis, Valley Vista

Davis, a senior, continues to lead the powerhouse program, as she had both a game-high and season-high of 26 points, plus four rebounds, four steals and an assist, to help the Monsoon storm to an 80-31 victory over Shadow Ridge on Tuesday. 

Julie Diveney, Sunrise Mountain

Closing the regular season with strong shooting, the senior led the game in scoring Thursday with 23 points. She also had four steals and three rebounds, helping the Mustangs secure a 72-38 win over Apollo. 

Ryan Gilvin, Walden Grove

The senior closed her season with a bang, posting 23 points, 21 rebounds and four blocks Friday to help lift Walden Grove to a 45-39 victory over Desert View. 

Jaci Gonnie, Winslow

Making her first appearance on the list, the freshman had her best game of her career with 25 points, five steals, three rebounds and two assists to help Winslow defeat Camp Verde 76-33 on Thursday. 

Madeline Greene, Rincon/University

With her two highest-scoring games of the season, the senior put up 25 points, along with three rebounds and three assists, to help the Rangers defeat Buena 61-39 on Wednesday before putting up 26 points, 10 rebounds and four assists to help the Rangers defeat Tucson 58-53 on Friday. 

Kennedy Harper, Estrella Foothills

Harper, a senior, had a season-best performance Tuesday to help lift the Wolves to a 70-53 victory over Youngker. Putting up a double-double with 31 points and 24 rebounds, she also had two steals and an assist. She closed the regular season Friday with 24 points, 13 rebounds and five steals to help Estrella Foothills defeat Paradise Honors 74-66.

Naomi Hernandez, Valley Lutheran

The senior matched her season high with 31 points Monday in a 64-22 rout of Phoenix Country Day. 

Ashiian Hunter, Mesa

Mesa defeated Westwood on Tuesday 49-40 thanks largely in part to the sophomore’s 29 points, six rebounds and three steals. 

Kamiyah Hurd, Desert Vista

With 21 points and 12 rebounds, the junior’s double-double helped Desert Vista defeat Chandler 58-39 on Thursday. 

Daeja Johnson, Casteel

Announcing her commitment to play at CSU Pueblo on Sunday afternoon, the senior rolled into her final week of the regular season ready to go. She started the week Tuesday with 26 points, six steals, five rebounds and two assists in a 98-28 stomping of Campo Verde. She had nearly a repeat performance Thursday to help the Colts defeat Williams Field 72-51 and finish the season undefeated, with another 26 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals. 

Kamea Letcher, Desert Mountain

The junior’s dominant performance Thursday helped lift the Wolves to a 56-23 victory over the Arcadia Titans. With 32 points, four rebounds and three steals, she had her best game of the season.  

Lia Lucero, Lee Williams

In Friday’s game against Prescott, the senior led both teams in scoring to help power Lee Wiliams to a 50-35 victory, with 26 points, seven rebounds and two steals. 

Samantha Lyle, Saguaro

Lyle, a junior, closed the season with a double-double, posting 27 points and 10 rebounds, despite the Sabercats’ 63-56 loss to ALA-Queen Creek

Sarah Miller, Xavier

Miller’s phenomenal freshman campaign continues. She had a double-double with 31 points and 11 rebounds to help the Gators defeat the Chandler Wolves 88-35 on Tuesday. She closed the regular season with 24 points, three rebounds and four steals to help Xavier defeat Perry 62-60. 

Sydney Murphy, Pinnacle

Murphy, a senior, had her best game of the season against Chaparral on Friday, putting up 20 points, seven assists, six rebounds and three steals to help the Pioneers defeat the Firebirds 80-47.

Shannon Nagel, Notre Dame Prep

The senior had her best game of the season in the Saints’ final regular-season game against Cactus on Thursday, dropping 20 points, five steals and three rebounds to help Notre Dame Prep grab an 89-15 win. 

Grace Oken, Casteel

Forced to sit the first half of the season after transferring, the senior had her most explosive game of the season Tuesday, putting up a season-high 20 points, along with four steals, to help Casteel remain undefeated and roll past Campo Verde 98-28.

Brooklyn Pablo, Coolidge

Pablo, a junior, posted a double-double Monday against Casa Grande with 22 points and 14 rebounds despite the team’s 44-36 loss. She also had four steals, four blocks and three assists.

Khamil Pierre, Perry

As the season progresses, Pierre continues to improve. Tuesday, the sophomore had arguably her most impressive game to that point of the season with 22 points and 15 rebounds to help Perry defeat rival Basha 67-43. She closed the regular season Friday with a career-best performance, putting up 34 points, six rebounds and two steals despite the team’s 62-60 loss to Xavier. 

Reyna Reyes, Apollo

Against Sunrise Mountain on Thursday, the senior led the team in scoring, putting up 22 of Apollo’s 38 points in a 72-38 loss. 

Aniyah Riddell, Mountain Pointe

Riddell, a freshman, had a big close to the season, posting 21 points and 19 rebounds despite the team’s 46-38 loss to Desert Ridge on Friday. 

Fanta Sackor, Paradise Valley

Back on the list this week is Sackor, this time for her performance against Cactus Shadows on Thursday. Despite the team’s 51-41 loss, the sophomore led the game in scoring with 23 points and had six steals, three blocks and three rebounds. 

Jayla Scott, Vista Grande

Scott, a junior, had another double-double in Vista Grande’s 52-43 rout of Coolidge on Wednesday with 27 points and 17 rebounds. She capped the season Friday with 23 points and 17 rebounds to help Vista Grande defeat Cortez 64-47.

Reese Sellers, Yuma Catholic

Thursday, the sophomore posted 20 points, five steals and five assists to help power Yuma Catholic to a 59-31 win over Benjamin Franklin.

Caidyn Spickler, Canyon View

In their first year as a varsity program, Spickler has emerged as one of the team’s leaders and has been part of such a successful first season for the Jags. In Tuesday’s 49-20 rout of Agua Fria, the junior led the game in scoring with 21 points. She added six rebounds, five steals and three assists. 

Priscila Varela, Mesquite

Tuesday against Saguaro, the senior had a game-high 22 points in a 76-36 victory. She also had four rebounds, two assists and two steals.

If you know of a player we should add to the list now or in a future week, email brittanyabowyer@gmail.com. Follow her on Twitter at @bbowyer07.

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