Thursday, February 1, 2018

Memphis High School Basketball Top Performers for Jan. 30

Se'Quoia Allmond, Whitehaven: The star freshman scored 14 as the Tigers picked up a big District 16-AAA win, 49-43 over Central. Jireh Washington led the Warriors with a game-high 21. Whitehaven is now 14-3.

Elizabeth Dixon, Ridgeway: The McDonald's All American scored 25 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and blocked seven shots as the Roadrunners defeated Kirby, 70-59. Freshman guard Sierra Drew hit 4 of 5 3-pointers to finish with 12, as did classmate Faith Taylor.

Jayla Hemingway, Houston: Hemingway scored 16 and Melissa Carter added 15 as the Mustangs improved to 16-5 and stayed undefeated in District 15-AAA with a 69-31 victory over Southwind.

Sade Hudson, Trezevant: There's no player in town — male or female — on a better run than Hudson over the last few games. She scored 35 to go along with 10 rebounds and five steals as the Bears defeated Hamilton, 57-42. Hudson has 34 or more points in three of her last four games and double-digit rebounds in all four.

Carnessia Griggs, BTW: Griggs scored 12 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out 14 assists as the Lady Warriors improved to 16-5 with a 70-36 victory over MAHS. Derrenishia Jackson scored 18 and grabbed seven rebounds, while Tremesha Rogers added 17. BTW is 11-0 in district play.

Markesha Hayes, Mitchell: Hayes scored 20 and Miata Borders pitched in with 15 as the Tigers shook off a loss to Hamilton with a 56-39 victory over Melrose.

Brittni Moore, White Station: Moore scored 22 as the Spartans rebounded from a pair of losses to Central last week with a 61-29 victory over East. Kayla Freeman led the Mustangs with 17.

Diamond Nelson, Oakhaven: Nelson scored 16 points and added four rebounds, four assists, five steals and three blocks as the Hawks defeated Wooddale 81-32. Alexandra Wade scored 14 with a team-high eight rebounds while Chancey Jackson also scored 14. Alista Williams added 10 points and four assists. Wade had 24 points and 14 boards in a 58-8 victory over W.E.B. DuBois LP&P on Monday.

Savanna Owens, Briarcrest: The University of Memphis track signee was on track against Harding, scoring 21 as the Saints won, 63-46.

Ashley Payne, Bartlett: Payne outscored the opposition by herself, dropping in 20 points as the Panthers downed Kingsbury, 62-18 in District 14-AAA.

Jade Wells, Northpoint: Wells scored 14 and fellow senior Lauren Gross added 11 as the Trojans improved to 20-2 with a 70-36 victory over St. George's. Leah Jones scored 10 for Northpoint while Caroline Swindoll had nine and four assists.

Emily West, Tipton-Rosemark: The sophomore led a balanced attack with 15 points as the Rebels rolled over Carroll Academy, 81-19. Megan Sanfratello and Sarah Allyn Thornell each scored 11 while Autumn Payne and Eva McIntosh had 10 as TRA improved to 19-6.

Lanetta Williams, Arlington: The talented 6-4 junior had 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals as the Tigers rolled over Cordova, 75-21 in District 14-AAA play.

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