Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Memphis High School Basketball Top Performers for Dec. 5

From Commercial Appeal

Jordan Allen, Tipton-Rosemark: Allen, a freshman, scored 19 points and grabbed 10 boards to lead three players in double figures in a 56-24 victory over ECS. Abby West chipped in with 12 while Megan Sanfratello added 11 as TRA improved to 6-0.

Se'Quoia Allmond, Whitehaven: One of the top freshmen in the state, Allmond scored 15 points and handed out 10 assists as the Tigers rolled past Collierville, 63-42. She also had four steals while racking up her sixth double-double this year. Vertonia Bady scored 16 to lead the Tigers, now 5-1.

Kerrigan Braxton, Hutchison: Braxton led a balanced attack with 11 as the Sting (5-2) took control in the first half and defeated Wooddale, 56-19.

Tashun Bryson, Mitchell: This week's Commercial Appeal player of the week led the Tigers with 19 in a 63-29 victory over MLK Prep. Miata Borders added 16, Markeisha Hayes 13 and Karissa Hamlett 11 for Mitchell, which has won seven in a row.

Jacaila Davis and Sage Hawley, Harding: Davis and Hawley each scored 10 as the Lions defeated St. Benedict, 44-33. Freshman Deja Pryor had a game-high 17 for the Eagles.

Claire Fleming, Lewisburg: Fleming scored 32 points and grabbed six rebounds as the Patriots ran their record to 8-1 with a 69-49 victory over Strayhorn.

Sade Hudson, Trezevant: Hudson, headed to Tennessee-Martin, outscored the opposition by herself as she dropped 26 on Melrose in a 56-22 victory. She also added 13 rebounds and six steals and got plenty of help from Quinterria Foster, who had 11 points, six steals and three assists.

Antonika "Tweet" Jones, Douglass: After scoring 52 in a game last week, Jones stayed hot with 25 as the Red Devils edged Manassas, 50-49.

Diona Reed, Briarcrest: Another promising freshman in town is the 6-4 Reed, who scored 24 to lead the Saints to a 57-37 victory over Kirby. Savanna Owens added 15 for the winners.

Tremesha Rogers, BTW: Rogers knocked down six 3-pointers en route to a 27-point night as the Lady Warriors downed MAHS, 65-45. Derrenisha Jackson had 20 while Chrusia Wilks added 12.

Kamequa Rucker, Memphis Business Academy: One of the top returning scorers from last year, Rucker led four players in double-digits with 24 in a 65-26 victory over Middle College. Sister Anayah Rucker added 12, Rikiyah Curtis had 15 and Kiaya Weaver 12.

Jireh Washington, Central: The senior — who signed with Arkansas State during the early period — scored 27 as the Lady Warriors turned back Brownsville Haywood, 74-58. University of Memphis signee Jamirah Shutes had a game-high 27 in defeat.

Jade Wells, Northpoint: The senior poured in a career-high 39 points as the Trojans — minus three graduated starters from their back-to-back state title teams — improved to 6-0 with a 74-27 victory over Millington. Michaela Brown added 11 points and six steals.

Lanetta Williams, Arlington: The highly-regarded 6-3 junior dominated inside as the Tigers knocked off White Station, 75-64. She finished with 30 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks.

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