End of the season awards are flowing in, and All-Star deserving performances are being recognized. It is that special time in the high school basketball calendar.
The action is increasingly more intense as teams are fighting to extend their seasons, or go out on positive notes. Seeding is also important so every game and every top performance means that much more this past week. Without fail, the top prospects shined even brighter as there were some truly head-turning performances out there in intense matchups.
Earlier this week we highlighted Lindbergh vs. Highland, as well as Gonzaga Prep’s GSL clinching win over Shadle Park. Click the links to see who the standout performers were in each of those contests.
Check out the latest edition of the News and Notes below to get caught up on all the action. And if you missed last week's News and Notes, check it out by clicking here.
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Curtis’ Ashanti Potts-Woods dropped 26 points on Federal Way in his team's win.
Lakeside’s Isiah Brown was in the 40 point club yet again, this time going for 46 points in his team's loss to O’Dea. On Tuesday, Brown became the Metro League’s all-time scoring king as the Northwestern signee hit 2,280 career points, enough to surpass former Ballard and University of Washington player Michael Johnson in 1997. Brown finished with 29 points in their win over Ingraham.
Newport’s AJ Block scored 27 points in his team's win over Mount Si.
Mount Si’s Danny Tomson tallied 29 points despite his team losing to Newport.
Rainier Beach’s Sam Cunliffe put up 32 points, but it wasn't enough as his team dropped one to Seattle Prep.
Richland’s Steven Beo had 30 points as his team hit the century mark and won over Hanford.
Southridge’s Gabe Vorheis paced his team with 27 points in their win over Pasco.
Chiawana’s Andrey Voloshin scored 26 points in his team's win over Kennewick.
Kennewick’s Nico Benavidez added 25 points of his own in his team's loss to Chiawana.
Prosser’s Scott Blakney contributed a double-double with 17 points and 18 rebounds in his team's win over Othello.
Kiona-Benton’s Darrel Wheeler had another nice performance going for a double-double 23 points and 10 rebounds as his team got past Royal.
Touchet’s Carlos Rincon netted 30 points in his team's victory over Liberty Christian.
Central Valley’s Josh Thomas posted a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds in his team's win over Mt. Spokane.
Shadle Park's Tanner Groves guided his team with a 24 point, 12 rebound double-double to get the win over Mead.
Rogers’ Denzel Brantley led his team with 29 points in their overtime win over Mt. Spokane.
Colton’s Brady Chadwick scored 26 points as his team clipped Oakesdale.
Medical Lake's Jaelon Stith added a double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds to get the win over Lakeside.
Wilson’s David Jenkins Jr. went for 50 points, this being his second time hitting the 50-point mark this season as his team squeaked by Capital, thanks in large part to his efforts.
Liberty Christian’s Chris Kelly double-doubled in his team’s win over Sunnyside Christian. Kelly ended with 20 points and 14 rebounds.
Jackson’s Sam Saufferer finished with a game-high 28 points and his team took down Mariner.
Chiawana’s Jalen King grabbed 16 rebounds while also blocking six shots and posting nine points as his team got past Pasco.
Pasco’s Sebastian Gutierrez finished with a double-double 20 points and 13 rebounds in his team’s loss to Chiawana.
Kennewick’s Samuel Szendre posted a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds while also swatting away four shots in his team’s win over Hanford.
Hanford’s Jacob Sivonen ended with a double-double despite his team’s loss to Kennewick, as he went for 23 points, 14 rebounds and also added five blocked shots.
Prosser’s Nate Brown (22 points, 15 rebounds), and Scott Blakney (18 points, 13 rebounds) were in double-double fashion in their team’s loss to Toppenish.
Rogers’ K.J. Hassett scored 27 points as his team won their elimination game against Mount Spokane.
University’s Spencer Matt was solid shooting the ball going 7-of-12 from the field and 9-for-11 from the charity stripe ending with 26 points as his team beat Ferris.
Wellpinit’s Brandon Flett had a big double-double with 24 points 15 rebounds while adding 7 assists and four blocks in their win over Curlew.
Republic’s Adrian McCarthy splashed home 26 points as his team beat Valley Christian.
Lakeside’s Cameron Gay put in five 3-pointers and ended with 28 points while dishing out eight assists in their win over Colville. Gay’s teammate Gunnar Swannack added in his own double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds.
Boise’s Valentino Daltoso put up a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds in their win over Eagle.
Kuna’s Jake Johnson was in double-double fashion going for 19 points and 10 rebounds despite dropping one to Skyview.
Melba’s Nick Fitts scored 27 points in his team’s big win over Nampa Christian.
Preston’s Brayden Parker and Austin Smellie led their team in a win over Century by posting impressive scoring totals. Parker finished with 27 points and Smellie with 25 points.
North Gem’s Karson Lloyd had a game-high 31 points as his team took care of Sho-Ban.
Valley’s Ben Taylor was on fire from deep as he finished with 33 points on seven 3-pointers. Taylor’s effort propelled his team past Hagerman as a result.
Hagerman’s Tristen Gilbert scored 25 points in their loss to Valley.
Rocky Mountain’s Kolby Lee posted a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds as his team got the win over Centennial. Teammate Kobe Terashima also had a double-double with 11 points and 10 assists.
Skyview’s Kyle Pierce registered a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds in a win over Mountain Home.
Horseshoe Bend’s Kyle Jones dropped in 29 points as his team cruised by Victory Charter.
Kellogg’s Toby Colburn pulled down 15 rebounds while scoring eight points in his team’s win over St. Maries.
Highland’s Connor Harding finished with a double-double 25 points and 10 rebounds to help his team get by Hillcrest.
Grace’s Payton Lloyd had a game-high 25 points in his team’s win over Declo.
Leodore’s Logan Ramsey totaled a game-high 27 points in his team’s loss to Challis.
Boise’s Paul Pennington had an intriguing double-double finishing with 16 points and 16 assists in their win over Columbia.
Riverstone’s Andres Garcia posted a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds as his team cruised by Horseshoe Bend.
Buhl’s Michael Lively tallied a huge double-double with 21 points and 18 rebound as his team beat Wendell on senior night.
Filer’s Kaden Koepnick posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds in his team’s close win over Kimberly.
Logan’s Rylan Jones and Jared Bagley both contributed huge games in their win over Bear River. Jones ended with 28 points, 5 rebounds and five assists while Bagley went for 27 points and four assists. Jones put in 29 points with 3 rebounds and three assists as his team took down Juan Diego later in the week.
Bear River got a couple great performances out of a pair of teammates despite the loss to Logan. Gunner Sorenson posted 29 points while teammate Triston Hartfiel drained nine 3-pointers en route to 27 points.
Davis’ Landon Swartz ended with 26 points and four rebounds in his team’s win over Hunter.
Woods Cross’ Trevin Knell was superb as he guided his team past East with 31 points of his own.
Bonneville’s Noah Atagi hit the glass hard finishing with 16 rebounds on top of nine points in his team’s win over Ogden. Atagi added a double-double in the losing effort as he went for 12 points and 10 rebounds with three assists against Bountiful.
Mountain Crest’s Jaxon Brenchley went for the double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds in his team’s win over Clearfield.
Fremont’s Saxton Morby knocked down eight 3-pointers and finished with 31 points as his team got past Northridge.
Layton’s Kedric Jakoby Kemp notched a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds while adding three steals in their win over Viewmont.
Bountiful’s Austin Parkinson dropped 25 points on Bonneville as his team got the win.
Seeley Swan’s Jacob Haley hit seven 3-pointers on his way to 32 points and his team getting the win over Lincoln.
Darby’s Zach McCrossin filled up the box score with 27 points, 9 rebounds and five assists in his team's win over Drummond.
Frenchtown’s Austin Means posted a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds while adding four blocks in his team's loss to Hamilton.
Plains’ Ryan Ovitt lit things up for 29 points in his team's close win over Hot Springs.
Hot Springs’ Trevor Paro had a game-high 32 points despite his team's loss to Plains.
Great Falls’ Brendan Howard scored 37 points despite his team falling to Billings Skyview.
Havre’s Dane Warp dropped 32 points as his team cruised to victory against Conrad.
Huntley Project’s Keenan Reynolds put in 25 points of his team’s total in their win against Columbus.
Belt’s Koltin Haugrose went for 36 points as his team fell to Fairfield.
Reed Point-Rapelje’s Cade Bear dropped 25 points as his team took down Roberts.
Brockton’s Randen Bear hit for 25 points as his team escaped with a win over Circle.
Miles City’s Gavin Gundlach scored nearly half of his team’s total going for 30 points as his team took down Billings Central.
Glendive’s Jared Asche registered 26 points despite his team dropping their game to Sidney.
Big Timber’s Brent Finn accounted for 35 points as his team knocked off Jefferson.
Jefferson’s Trase LeTexier added 28 points in his team’s loss to Big Timber.
Frazer’s Jason Jackson hit for 29 points in his team’s 20-point win over Nashua.
Nashua’s Lane Nickels went one past the 30-point total (31 points) in their loss to Frazer.
Power’s Seth Kitchin contributed 25 points to his team’s total in their win over Heart Butte.
Chester-Joplin-Iverness’ Justin May put up 26 points as his team dismantled Northstar.
Sunburst’s Treyton Pickering added 26 points as his team got past Great Falls Central.
Roberts’ Shawn Perkins poured in 28 points to lift his team past Absarokee.
Sunset’s Zach Niebergall put down 29 points with 13 coming in the first quarter, but his team lost to Beaverton.
Ridgeview’s George Mendazona hit for 29 points, but it wasn’t enough as his team fell to Redmond.
Summit’s Nick Mason notched a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds as his team took care of Madras.
North Lake’s Jubal Pierson tallied a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds despite his team losing to Gilchrist.
Jesuit’s Malcolm Porter scored 25 points as his team took care of Southridge.
West Linn’s Payton Pritchard lit things up going for a career-best 45 points against Lake Oswego in the win.
Jefferson’s Geno West had 25 points as his team took it to Benson and got the win.
Parkrose’s Wilfried Likayi had a nice game going for a double-double 22 points and 13 rebounds in their win over Putnam.
Mountain View’s Davis Holly scored a game-high 28 points as they defeated Summit and now hold pole position for another Intermountain Conference crown.
Kelly Walsh’s Jaxon Hiatt tallied a double-double in his team’s win over Rock Springs, Hiatt had 21 points and 11 rebounds while handing out four assists.
Natrona’s Drew Switzer ended with 25 points as his team took a loss at the hands of Rock Springs.
Rock Springs’ Demetrius Davenport netted 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds as his team got the win over Natrona.
South’s Isaiah Dicks put up a double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds in their win over East.
Buffalo’s Trey Schroefel filled up the box score with 21 points, 11 rebounds and five assists in their win over Glenrock.
Newcastle’s Taylor Allen put up 30 points despite his team falling to Douglas.
Worland’s Hoyt Nicholas finished with a double-double and was his team’s leading scorer yet again, this time going for 23 points and 10 rebounds in their win over Cody.