Covering High School Sports in America
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Julius Randle, Prestonwood Christian

The Detroit News reported Sunday that Consortium College Prep (Detroit, Mich.) boys basketball coach Al Anderson collapsed Saturday night following an 81-44 victory over Dunbar (Dayton, Ohio) and died a few hours later at Henry Ford Hospital.

The 40-year-old Anderson had compiled a 109-28 record in his sixth year as head coach and his 13-3 team is considered one of the favorites to win this year's Class C state title.

Anderson had received a pacemaker in August of 2011 and was diagnosed with congestive heart failure last March. He began being treated for cardiac sarcoidosis in September, according to the Detroit Free Press.

*All-American Julius Randle returned to the lineup Friday for the first time since fracturing his right foot on Nov. 24 to help Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas) defeat Bishop Lynch (Dallas, Texas) 74-56 on Senior Night. The Dallas Morning News reported that the 6-9 star had 19 points and 10 rebounds in 15 minutes and was pronounced "100 percent fine" by coach Chris Mayberry.

*Conner Frankamp scored 37 points as North (Wichita, Kan.) defeated Bishop Carroll (Wichita, Kan.) 52-40 to set a Wichita City League record with 2,233 points and counting. The record of 2,231 had been set last year by All-American Perry Ellis.

*The Seattle Times reported Saturday that Shaqquan Aaron, a 6-7 junior guard from Rainier Beach (Seattle, Wash.), has chosen the University of Louisville over UCLA, Syracuse, UNLV, Arizona and Washington.

*Bianca Quisenberry, a 5-8 senior guard, had 23 points, 11 rebounds, 10 steals and 10 assists as Tecumseh (New Carlisle, Ohio) routed Xenia (Ohio) 83-26.The Arrows now have shot down their last 22 opponents following a season-opening loss.

*Teutopolis (Ill.) (16-7) eliminated Mt. Carmel (Ill.) from the state playoffs for the third consecutive year with a decisive 57-34 victory in the Class 2A sectional. Mt. Carmel entered the game with a 32-0 record and the state's No. 3 ranking in 2A, while Teutopolis, with no seniors, was unranked.  Mt. Carmel junior star Tyra Buss, who set a single-season state scoring record and is just 600 points shy of the overall state record, was limited to 20 points. She entered the game as the No. 3 scorer in the nation with a 38.9 average. Freshman Danielle Repking paced the Wooden Shoes with 22 points.

*Savanna Trapp, a 6-9 senior from tiny Esko (Minn.), has broken the Minnesota career record with 650 blocked shots and counting, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She also has scored 1,743 points. Trapp is believed to be the tallest girl ever to play prep basketball in the state and will be the tallest woman ever at UCLA when she enrolls in the fall. Her parents are 6-9 and 6-3.

*National scoring leader Ashley Kelsick, a 5-7  junior guard, maintained her average (40.7) by scoring 42 points as Highland (Palmdale, Calif.) (21-2) defeated West Ranch (Valencia, Calif.) 54-45 for its 19th consecutive victory.