Alexis Cortez moves to 11th on career scoring list & Lexy Ram is 13 points from 1,000


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Former University of Arizona guard Brooke Jackson is 49 points ahead of Alexis Cortez on the Arizona career scoring list. Jackson played at Mesa Mountain View. (Arizona)

Former University of Arizona guard Brooke Jackson is 49 points ahead of Alexis Cortez on the Arizona career scoring list. Jackson played at Mesa Mountain View. (Arizona)

Tucson High senior Alexis Cortez scored 22 points Thursday night which puts her at 2,201 career points. She passed former Palo Verde and current Pima standout Sydni Stallworth (2,182) and former ASU standout Dymond Simon (2,189).

Cortez currently holds the 11th spots on the career scoring list, 49 points behind former University of Arizona guard Brooke Jackson (2,250).

Sahuaro senior Sydney Harden is now 78 points behind (1,544 to 1,466) Cashala Thompson for the top spot in Cougar history.

Ironwood Ridge senior Lexy Ram has 987 career points. The Nighthawks host Basha Friday night.

Tanque Verde senior Hailey Goley has 860 career points. She needs five more to move into the second spot in school history.

Empire senior Grant Plouck is now 80 points behind Deion James (1,650 to 1,570) for the top spot in Raven history.

Walden Grove sophomore Conner Verdugo has 670 career points. At his rate, he could be the fourth player from Southern Arizona to break 2,000 career points.

Active Career Scoring Leaders

GIRLS (500 plus)
Alexis Cortez, Tucson (Sr.) 2,201
Sydney Harden, Sahuaro (Sr.) 1,466
Czarina Lorta, Nogales (Sr.) 1,019
Lexy Ram, Ironwood Ridge (Sr.) 987
Rachel Cummings, Valley Union (Sr.) 897
Hailey Goley, Tanque Verde (Sr.) 860
Hannah Bjorgum, Desert Christian (Sr.) 858
Reazsha Benjamin, Sahuaro (Sr.) 847
Makenna Merrell, Duncan (Sr.) 733
Araceli Loya, Pueblo (Jr.) 709
Elena Arriaga, Sahuaro (Jr.) 644
Alicia Reyes, Pueblo (So.) 594
Ilyssa Galindo, Pueblo (So.) 546

BOYS (600 plus)
Grant Plouck, Empire (Sr.) 1,570
Jacob Inclan, Sunnyside (Sr.) 1,504
Brendan Rumel, Rincon/UHS (Sr.) 1,238
Alejandro Villalobos, Douglas (Sr.) 881
Jose Estrada, Nogales (Sr.) 858
Junior Gamez, Valley Union (Sr.): 849
Thomas Wabaunsee, Rincon/UHS (Sr.) 781
Isaac Lopez, Valley Union (Sr.) 743
Cesar Ozuna, Sunnyside (Sr.) 727
Carlos Lozoya, Sunnyside (Sr.) 680
Conner Verdugo, Walden Grove (So.) 670
Christopher Corona, Duncan (Jr.) 651
James Dominguez, Cholla (Sr.) 624
Santino Duarte, Sunnyside (Jr.) 619 (injured)

Arizona Career Scoring Leaders: Girls (ABCA)
1 Julie Brase, Catalina Foothills (2,913) 1994-1998
2 Kayla Pedersen, Red Mountain (2,611) 2003-2007
3 Christina Wirth, Seton Catholic (2,550) 2001-2005
4 Ashley Wirtzberger, Yuma Catholic/Gila Bend (2,505) 2006–2010
5 Nicole Powell, Mountain Pointe (2,478) 1996-2000
6 Olivia Snyder, Green Fields (2,382) 2009-2013
7 Alyssa Wahl, Cibola (2,366) 1999-2003
8 Wendy Woudenberg, Scottsdale Christian (2,295) 2001-2005
9 Marie Folsom, Corona del Sol (2,270) 1990-1994
10 Brooke Jackson, Mesa Mountain View (2,250) 2003-2007
11 Alexis Cortez, Tucson (Sr.) (2,201) 2012-16
12 Dymond Simon, St. Mary’s (2,189) 2002-2006
13 Sydni Stallworth, Palo Verde (2,182) 2011-2015
14 Shawn Coder, Willcox (2,162) 1986-1990
15 Amy Showers, Camp Verde (2,161) 2001-2005
16 Sonia Bribiescas, Superior (2,106) 1984-1988
17 Paula Pyers, Santa Rita (2,082) 1980-1984
18 Theresa Wirth, Seton Catholic (2,080) 2007-2010
19 Kalie Matthes, O’Connor (2,068) 2008-2012
20 Camille Zimmerman, Tempe Prep (2,054) 2010-2014
21 Taneisha Gossett, Flowing Wells (2,043) 1990-1994

Southern Arizona Career Scoring Leaders: Girls
1 Julie Brase, Catalina Foothills (2,913) 1994-1998
2 Olivia Snyder, Green Fields (2,382) 2009-2013
3 Alexis Cortez, Tucson (Sr.) (2,201) 2012-16
4 Sydni Stallworth, Palo Verde (2,182) 2011-2015
5 Shawn Coder, Willcox (2,162) 1986-1990
6 Paula Pyers, Santa Rita (2,082) 1980-1984
7 Taneisha Gossett, Flowing Wells (2,043) 1990-1994

ORO VALLEY X-GAMES

Arizona Career Scoring Leaders: Boys (ABCA)
1 Corey Hawkins, Estrella Foothills (3,154) 2007-10
2 Mike Bibby, Shadow Mountain (3,002) 1993-96
3 Terrell Stoglin, Santa Rita (2,901) 2009-13
4 Jerryd Bayless, St. Mary’s (2,888) 2004-07
5 Daniel Bejarano, North (2,642) 2007-10
6 Chuck Overton, Cholla (2,535) 1989-92

Southern Arizona Career Scoring Leaders: Boys
1 Terrell Stoglin, Santa Rita (2,901) 2009-13
2 Chuck Overton, Cholla (2,535) 1989-92
3 Deron Johnson, Sunnyside (2,108) 1984-89
4 Tim Derksen, Amphitheater (1,979) 2008-12

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