Roybal wins week three of high school basketball
Chandler Hamilton’s senior guard, Graciela Roybal, received the most votes in the Arizona Republic poll for the best performances in week 3 of high school basketball, February 1-6.
On February 2, Roybal scored 21 points, including five 3s, added 2 assists, 1 steal and took a load as Hamilton beat Chandler Basha, 64-22.
Roybal, engaged in Arizona Christian, is Hamilton’s second-leading scorer with 10.4 points per game. It is also ranked # 23 on Selections of the Elite 50 female basketball players of the Republic for the 2020-21 season.
Here are the other top performing artists nominated for week 3:
Best AIA Girls Hoop Performers
Alyssa Brown, Tucson Sahuaro, F, Sr.
Brown averaged 36 points on 59.5% shooting, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 5.5 steals, 3.5 blocks and committed just two turnovers between the routs of Sahuaro d’Oro Valley Ironwood Ridge , 67-13, Wednesday and Casa Grande the next day, 93-42.
Jennah Isai, Surprise Valley Vista, G, Jr.
Isai had 20 points, 8 steals and 2 blocks in Valley Vista’s resounding 75-41 victory over Phoenix Pinnacle in the HoopHall West on Thursday.
Daeja Johnson, Queen Creek Casteel, G., Sr.
She had 32 points, 11 rebounds and 7 steals in Casteel’s 74-44 rout against Casa Grande on Tuesday.
Dominique Nesland, Phoenix Xavier Prep, G, Fr.
Nesland had 20 points and 12 steals in the Gators’ 77-26 win over Tucson on Friday.
Autymn Franks, Casteel, G. Sr.
Franks had 20 points, 5 assists, 6 steals and 3 rebounds in Casteel’s 60-14 win over Gilbert Higley on Thursday.
Katy Frost, Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor, C, Fr.
Frost had a double-double, posting a record 17 points on 78% shots and 14 rebounds as SDOC beat Anthem Boulder Creek, 42-30, on Tuesday.
Amanda Barcello, Catholic Seton, G, Sr.
She had 18 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in Seton’s 58-31 win over Gilbert Mesquite at the HoopHall West on Tuesday.
Alaya Fitzgerald, Mesquite, G, Sr.
Fitzgerald had 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 steals in Mesquite’s loss to Seton Catholic.
Emily Davis, Snowflake, F, Jr.
Davis averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds as undefeated Snowflake (7-0) beat Lakeside Blue Ridge and Payson, 61-21 and 67-32 on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively.
Mya Johnson, Mesa Westwood, G, Sr.
She had 17 points, including the winning layup when time expired at Westwood, a 68-66 victory over Glendale Apollo on Thursday.
Kaisha Henry, Buckeye Verrado, G., Jr.
Henry scored a record 19 points, 17 rebounds and 5 steals in Verrado’s crushing 74-12 win over Lake Havasu.
Nicole Smith, Gilbert Perry, G, Sr.
She had 17 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists and a block in Perry’s victory over Hamilton, 56-46, on Friday.
Nicole Evenson, Gilbert, F., Jr.
She had 19 of five 3s scored in Gilbert’s 56-46 victory over Gilbert Williams Field on Tuesday.
Ashian Hunter, Mesa, G, So.
She had 25 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists and 9 steals in Mesa’s 65-12 win over Mesa Skyline on Tuesday.
Mackenzie Shivers, Mesa, G., Jr.
Shivers had 13 points and 14 steals in the Jackrabbits’ win over Skyline.
Alyssa Franke, Tucson Sahuaro, G., Sr.
“Lucky” Franke nearly managed a 17-point triple-double on 56% shots, 10 assists and 9 steals and a single turnover in Sahuaro’s win over Casa Grande.
Marisa Davis, Valley Vista, F, Sr.
She had 17 points on 8 of 11 shots, 8 rebounds and 2 steals in the Monsoon win over Pinnacle.
Talia Estrada, Gilbert Leading Edge, G, Jr.
She had 21 points, including a 6 of 7 of 3 shot, and added 6 assists and three steals in Leading Edge’s 64-21 rout against Chandler Lincoln Prep on Tuesday.
Myna Johnson, Yuma Cibola, G, Jr.
Johnson had 22 points, 8 assists and 4 steals as Cibola hosed down Yuma Kofa, 92-2, on Friday.
Brionna Smith, Gilbert Leading Edge, F, Sr.
Smith tied Estrada for a high 21 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks and 3 steals in Leading Edge’s win over Lincoln Prep.
Joslyn Baumgartner, Anthem Boulder Creek, F, So.
Baumgartner had 19 points on seven of his 11 field goal attempts and added six interceptions in Boulder Creek’s 65-24 win over Peoria.
Morgan Smith, Gilbert Leading Edge, G, Sr.
She had 13 points, 8 assists and 6 steals in Leading Edge’s win over Lincoln Prep.
Amyah Reaves, Hamilton, G, Sr.
Reaves produced 14 points, 5 rebounds and 8 steals in Hamilton’s 56-46 loss to Gilbert Perry.
Savanna Creal, Hamilton, G, Fr.
Creal had 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals in Hamilton’s victory over Basha.
Solaya Sanchez, Gilbert WIlliams Field, G, Jr.
She recorded a career-high 21 points, added 4 assists and committed just one turnover to lead the Black Hawks to a 50-37 victory over Gilbert Campo Verde.
Prepare the stars
Ally Stedman, Phoenix PHH Prep, G, Sr.
Stedman had a game-high 20 points, had four 3, 4 assists and 3 steals in the Fire’s 76-36 win over Scottsdale Bella Vista Prep on Tuesday. She also had 16 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals as PHH Prep beat Chandler Arizona Compass Prep, 59-53.
LeeLee Willis, AZ Compass Prep, G., Sr.
She had 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals in AZ Compass Prep’s 68-40 win over Bella Vista.
Kam’Ren Rhodes, AZ Compass Prep, G, Jr.
Rhodes had 16 points, 8 rebounds, 1 interception, 1 assist.
Trayanna Crisp, PHH Prep, G, Jr.
Crisp tallied 15 points, rose to 3 of 6 from beyond the arc, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in PHH Prep’s win over AZ Compass Prep.
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