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Southern California high school basketball: Top stars, best performances last week (2/20/2024)

The high school basketball section titles will be decided this weekend across Southern California

Here’s a quick look at some of the top stars and memorable performances from the past week of the Southern California high school basketball playoffs.

Note: Entries are based on information provided by coaches, statisticians, media members and high school sports fans. Don’t see any details for your team’s game? Email some notes and/or stats to

Top Southern California basketball stars from 2/12/24 to 2/17/24

Kaleena Smith, Ontario Christian: Smith had 35 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and five steals in a win over Corona Centennial.

Jatniel Cabrera, Whittier Christian: Cabrera had 31 points, 12 steals, 10 assists and six rebounds in Wednesday's win over Hesperia Christian.

Nyemah King, Lakewood: King had 25 points, seven rebounds and five steals in a win over Beckman.

Amia Witt, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame: Witt averaged 23 points and 11 rebounds across two playoff games last week.

Margo Leong, Bishop's: Leong had 20 points, 19 rebounds, five blocks and four steals in a win over Christian.

Claire Nordeen, Fallbrook: Nordeen had 20 points, 17 rebounds, and four steals in Tuesday's win over Imperial.

Jennifer Stanion, Santa Fe Christian: Stanion finished with 21 points, 16 rebounds, five assists and five steals against The Cambridge School.

Mercy Miller, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame: Miller went for 23 points in a win against Redondo Union, sending the Knights to the Division 1 championship game.

Notre Dame's Mercy Miller is a 2024 McDonald's All-American nominee.

Notre Dame's Mercy Miller is a 2024 McDonald's All-American nominee.

Mateo Trujillo, Rolling Hills Prep: Trujillo has 24 points and eight rebounds in a 57-50 win over Thousand Oaks.

Jovani Ruff, Long Beach Poly: Ruff knocked down the game-winning 3-pointer, finishing with 24 points against Corona Del Mar.

Jeremy Goodcase, St. Bonaventure: Goodcase finishing with 18 points including five 3-pointers in a win over Gardena Serra.

Levi Rufner, Big Bear: Rufner had 23 points, five rebounds and five steals in a 76-73 win over Riverside Notre Dame.

Ryan Osborne, Bosco Tech: Osborne finished with 21 points and 16 rebounds in Friday's 59-57 win over Santa Barbara.

Ryan Conner, LACES: Conner knocked down two 3-pointers in the finals 3.8 seconds against Chatsworth to claim a 52-49 victory.

Tavid Johnson, Francis Parker: Johnson finished with 30 points against Scripps Ranch, reaching the 30-point mark for the fifth time during his freshman season.

David Scariano, Imperial: Scariano averaged 27 points and 12 rebounds across two playoff games last week.

Derek Edmond, Victory Christian Academy: Edmond had 27 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in a win over Coronado.

Gianni Bernabe, Mt. Carmel: Bernabe had 16 points and 10 assists in a playoff victory against Patrick Henry.

Dylan Griffin, University City: Griffin had 31 points, 21 rebounds and six steals in a win over Canyon Crest.

Jalen Williams, San Marcos: Williams averaged 21 points across two playoff games last week and finished with 10 assists against Madison.