Amazing night, finishing with 47 points and 9 threes breaking 2 school records. Well done to all my teammates and coaches who believe in me!@ GreggRosenberg1 @ 520EliteBall @JavierJMorales @ AZPreps365Andy @CienegaSports @azc_obert @ArizonaPreps pic.twitter.com/Oxz1ANC9YX
– Benjamin Kmak (@benrkmak) January 5, 2022
Cienega standout Benjamin kmak scored 47 points in an 81-51 home win over Nogales on Tuesday night. The 6-foot goalie also made nine three-pointers in the process. Both brands are considered Bobcat records and the victory also helped push Cienega’s power record to 6-4 that year, with the initial AIA rankings due to be released on Thursday.
The state record for points in a match was set by George mccormick of Fredonia in 1966 when he scored 75 points against SalomÃ©. Eight players have scored over 60 points in a game and just over 20 have scored over 50.
Jake taylor of Trivium Prep sank 15 3 in 2020 to set the state record, beating all 14 held by Smiley Contreras of Pueblo for about 19 years.
The Bobcats will host Salpointe (4-0 in standings) on Thursday.
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the Best High School Journalist in 2014, he received the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a winner of the AZ Education News Award 2019 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach. for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about beach volleyball and high school wrestling. His own children have won several state high school championships and have been named to all-state teams. Participating in high school hockey, basketball, baseball and track and field, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member for the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing Arizona’s best soccer player, and he was named a Local Hero by Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon committee and he won an Amphitheater Distinguished Service award. Contact Andy Morales at [email protected]