The girls have been lighting it up the basketball scoreboards this week, especially eighth-grade sensation Sydney Zambrotta, of Upper Room Christian (Dix Hills, N.Y.)
Zambrotta scored 58 points on Thursday to pace her team to a 66-26 rout of Our Savior New American (Centereach, N.Y.).
on Friday she scored 48 points - including two clinching free throws
with 13 seconds left - during a 52-49 victory over Waldorf (Garden City,
Earlier in the year she had games of 51 and 45 points and she now is averaging 44 per outing.
* Hayden Hamby
, a 5-foot-7 senior guard from West Morgan (Trinity, Ala.)
, scored 41 points Friday night during an 80-41 rout of Elkmont (Ala.).
Hamby, who played varsity basketball as an eighth grader, now has a career total of 4,125 points and continues to climb the all-time national charts.
Alabama's reigning Gatorade and Miss Basketball selection, Hamby has signed with Purdue University.
* One of the nation's premier sophomores, Tyra Buss
, scored 46 points on Friday to lead Mt. Carmel (Ill.)
to a 74-56 victory over Vienna (Ill.) in the Eldorado Tournament.
Scoring prowess wasn't regulated to the girls.
* Matt Costello
poured in 49 points as Bay City Western (Auburn, Mich.)
nipped Southwestern (Flint, Mich.) 80-75 in a double-overtime thriller
on Friday night. The winning Warriors (7-3) trailed 38-26 at halftime.
a 6-foot-10 senior who has signed with Michigan State University, also
had 20 rebounds, seven blocks and six assists, while just missing the
21-year-old school scoring record by two points.
* Six-foot-four senior forward Spencer Krannitz
sparked North Muskegon (Mich.)
to a 69-68 victory over Whitehall (Mich.) by scoring 47 points -
including the winning free throws with three seconds left. He drilled