Top boys basketball performances, Jan. 14-19
Casey Benson, Tempe Corona del Sol, Jr.: The 6-foot-3 point guard scored 26 points, leading the top-ranked Corona del Sol to a 71-39 rout of Tempe Marcos de Niza.
Raul Castro, Tucson Sunnyside, Sr.: The 6-1 forward had 32 points in an 89-75 win over Casa Grande Vista Grande and 32 again in a 77-73 win over Tucson Magnet. He had a total of 17 rebounds in the two games.
Isaiah Cota, Phoenix Sunnyslope, Sr.: The 5-11 point guard scored 24 points on 10 of 16 shooting and six assists, six rebounds and six steals, rallying Sunnyslope to a 63-49 win at Phoenix Greenway.
Jalen Richard, Poston Butte, Sr.: The 6-3 guard had 21 points against Campo Verde and 24 against Scottsdale Saguaro in wins.
Jorrell Smith, Phoenix Cortez, Sr.: The 5-8 point guard had 33 points on 13 of 17 shooting, five of seven from the 3-point arc, and added seven assists and five steals in a 72-44 rout of Phoenix Northwest Christian.
Carter Rodriguez, Yuma Catholic, So.: The 5-8 guard had 23 points and made four of seven 3-pointers, and dished out four assists in an 81-39 win over Wellton Antelope.