Sahuaro’s Alyssa Brown turns into Southern Arizona’s No. 2 profession scorer

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Sahuaro senior striker Alyssa Brown scored 38 points in the Cougars’ 57-54 victory at Flowing Wells on Monday night, increasing her career to 2,491 points, making her number 2 in southern Arizona’s history.

Brown, a 6-foot-1 striker, also had 14 rebounds against Flowing Wells.

It passed the former Tucson High Standout Alexis Cortezwho had 2,479 points from 2012 to 2016 to make a great second spot ahead of Catalina Foothills and Arizona Julie Brase.

Brase, Olson’s noises Granddaughter, holds the state record with 2,913 points from 1994-98.

Brown, who played in her 100th career game on Monday, is also nine points away from becoming just the sixth player to reach 2,500 in Arizona girls’ basketball history.

Alyssa Brown is about to score 2,500 points in her career (Javier Morales / AllSportsTucson.com)

If the UNLV signatory scores more than 14 points against CDO at home Tuesday night, she’ll be placed in the top 5 of the state’s career scoring list.

Ashley Wirtzberger, formerly by Yuma Catholic and Gila Bend, ranks 5th with 2,505 points, which were achieved from 2006 to 2010.

Sahuaro (12-0) is the runner-up team in the 4A behind Seton Catholic Prep (14-0). These teams played in the 4A state championship game last year, with Seton Catholic gaining the upper hand.

The Cougars have four more regular season games before the playoffs begin next week. They host CDO on Tuesday and travel to the Dorados on Wednesday, play Salpointe Catholic on Thursday and Pueblo on Friday.

Arizona Girls Basketball Career Scoring Leaders

No. player school Years Points
1 Julie Brase Catalina foothills 1994-1998 2.913
2 Kayla Pedersen Red mountain 2003-2007 2.611
3 Christina Wirth Seton Catholic 2001-2005 2,550
4th Kayla Mackenzie Kellis 2006-2010 2.515
5 Ashley Wirtzberger Yuma Catholic / Gila Bend 2006-2010 2.505
6th Alyssa Brown Sahuaro 2017-present 2,491
7th Alexis Cortez Tucson 2012-2016 2,479
8th Nicole Powell Mount Pointe 1996-2000 2,478
9 Shaylee Gonzales Mesquite 2014-2018 2,385
10 Olivia Snyder Green fields 2009-2013 2,382
11 Alyssa choice Cibola 1999-2003 2,366
12 Wendy Woudenberg Scottsdale Christian 2001-2005 2.295
13 Haley Cavinder Gilbert 2016-2019 2.282
14th Marie Folsom Crown of the sun 1990-1994 2.270
15th Desirae Gonzalez King man 2012-2016 2.255
16 Brooke Jackson Mesa Mountain View 2003-2007 2.250
17th Lindsey VanAllen Mesquite 2014-2018 2.249
18th Janae Gonzales Sierra Linda 2014-2018 2.204
19th Hanna Cavinder Gilbert 2016-2019 2.191
20th Dymond Simon St. Mary’s 2002-2006 2.189
21 Sydni Stallworth Green stick 2011-2015 2.182
22nd Shawn Coder Willcox 1986-1990 2.162
23 Amy showers Camp Verde 2001-2005 2.161
24 Bryce Nixon Arcadia 2014-2018 2.122
25th Najiyyah pack Südberg 2012-2016 2.119

Southern Arizona Girls Basketball Scoring Leaders

No. player school Years Pt
1 Julie Brase Catalina foothills 1994-1998 2.913
2 Alyssa Brown Sahuaro 2017-present 2,491
3 Alexis Cortez Tucson 2012-2016 2,479
4th Olivia Snyder Green fields 2009-2013 2,382
5 Sydni Stallworth Green stick 2011-2015 2.182
6th Shawn Coder Willcox 1986-1990 2.162
7th Paula Pyers Santa Rita 1980-1984 2.082
8th Taneisha Gossett Flowing fountain 1990-1994 2.043

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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com Editor, Author, and Editor Javier Morales is a past Arizona Press Club awardee. He is a former beat reporter for the Arizona Daily Star for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the NCAA title in 1996-97. He has written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, the Republic of Arizona, Sporting News, and Baseball America, among others. He is also the author of the book The Highest Form of Living, which is available on Amazon.

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