Best performances in Arizona high school basketball state tournaments: Vote for Thursday’s top star

By Brittany Bowyer

The Arizona high school basketball state tournaments continued Thursday. Here’s a look at some of the day’s top performers. 

Note: We will be collecting top performers throughout the week. Email brittanyabowyer@gmail.com with nominations. Follow her on Twitter at @bbowyer07

Carson Biggs, Desert Mountain

Biggs, a senior, led the team in scoring with 23 points, helping Desert Mountain nab a 60-58 overtime victory over Arcadia. 

Steven Cervantes, Mesa

The senior closed his high school career with 21 points in Mesa’s 56-48 loss to Mesa Mountain View. 

Aaron Foote, Hamilton

Foote, a junior, posted his first double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds to help Hamilton defeat Desert Ridge 68-48. 

Miles Guliford, Liberty

The senior led the team in scoring with 19 points to help Liberty win its first 6A playoff game, 102-84 against Desert Vista. 

Derick Kaps, Highland

The senior helped the Hawks on a couple of rally attempts, putting up 15 points despite the 61-52 loss to Basha. 

Andrew King, Desert Vista

King, a junior, is one of two players Desert Vista heavily relied upon Thursday, posting 28 points despite the 102-94 loss to Liberty. 

Grady Lewis, Sunnyslope

It was a dominant game inside the paint offensively and defensively for the senior, who helped the Vikings advance to the semifinals by posting 35 points and 12 rebounds in a 73-58 victory over Corona del Sol.

Will Menaugh, Catalina Foothills

The star senior and future Arizona Wildcat had another strong performance, putting up 20 points to help Catalina Foothills power past McClintock 79-59.

Trenton McLaughlin, Basha

The senior and Basha’s leading scorer continued to do what he does best, putting up 25 points to help the Bears knock off Highland 61-52.

Brandon Trili, Desert Vista

The second of the two players who put in serious work for the Thunder, the sophomore also had 28 points, tied with teammate Andrew King, in the 102-94 loss to Liberty. 

CJ Wiggins, Gila Ridge

As Gila Ridge attempted to stun the top-ranked Centennial Coyotes, the senior put up 24 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals despite the 68-66 heartbreaker on the road. 

Roberto Yellowman, Corona del Sol

Despite Corona del Sol’s 73-58 loss to Sunnyslope, the senior led the team in scoring with 11 points and had four steals.

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