School: Savanna High School Sport: Basketball Position: Guard Class: Sophomore
In her second season as a starter, Aliff has been given permission to let the long shots fly, and so far they are dropping in regularly. Aliff, who is 5 feet 5, averaged 24.5 points last week as the Rebels swept through the Fullerton tournament and then routed Orange, 72-26, in the first round of their own tournament. Aliff was named the most valuable player in the Fullerton tournament after scoring 24 points, including five three-point baskets, in a 60-33 victory over Rosary in the title game Friday. It was Savanna’s first tournament championship since 1981, when it won its own tournament. Savanna Coach Brad Pickler said Aliff’s talents are well complemented by those of senior guard Carrie Frederick, who should break the school’s career scoring record this season. “Carrie is more of a driver and a slasher and Stacey likes to bomb from the outside, so it works out well,” Pickler said. “They really can’t just key on Stacey because Carrie is a threat, also.” Other top performers:
Jody Anton, who scored 18 points and had 14 rebounds in Brea-Olinda’s 72-52 victory over Edison in the title game of the Irvine tournament Monday. Anton, who sprained her ankle in the fourth quarter, will miss at least the first few games of the Brea-Olinda tournament this week.
Jennifer Schulte, who scored five goals total in two games Saturday to lead Rosary to the consolation championship of the Hacienda Heights Wilson girls’ soccer tournament. For the week, Schulte scored seven goals as Rosary won four games.
Kim Wyer, who tied her school single-game record with five goals in Savanna’s 12-0 victory Wednesday over Brethren and scored the Rebels’ only goal in a 6-1 loss Thursday to Villa Park.