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High school basketball: Lonzo Ball leads list of players with most triple-doubles since 2014 - HIGHSCORE
High school basketball: Lonzo Ball leads list of players with most triple-doubles since 2014
Russell Westbrook set a NBA record Monday when he recorded a triple-double in a loss to Atlanta. The 182nd triple-double of his career, the Washington Wizards guard passed Oscar Robertson on the list for the most triple-doubles in NBA history.

Also on the floor last night was Daniel Gafford, a first-year center out of Arkansas who played high school basketball at El Dorado (Ark.). He finished the game with 2 points, 5 rebounds and 1 assist. Naturally, that leads to the question is, which of the two players – Westbrook or Gafford – had more triple-doubles their senior year of high school?

The answer, of course, is Gafford, who posted 11 triple-doubles in 2017 at El Dorado. All of his 11 triple-doubles were via points/rebounds/blocked shots. Westbrook, who averaged 25 points per game as a senior at Leuzinger (Lawndale, Calif.), reportedly had 14 double-doubles, but there is no mention of triple-doubles.

Gafford's 11 triple-doubles made our list of prep players who have accomplished the feat most often over the past eight years.

Westbrook's record prompted a check of the MaxPreps leaderboards to see what players have racked up the most triple-doubles. MaxPreps has tracked the stat (for those players who have complete stats on the site) since the 2013-14 season. While career triple-doubles are not necessarily available, the MaxPreps double-doubles tool allows fans to track players who have the most double-doubles, triple-doubles and quadruple-doubles in a season.
Lonzo Ball's 25 triple-doubles as a senior led Chino Hills to state and national titles.
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Lonzo Ball's 25 triple-doubles as a senior led Chino Hills to state and national titles.
Current New Orleans Pelican guard Lonzo Ball leads the list with 25 triple-doubles during Chino Hills' 2015-16 season when MaxPreps ranked the team No. 1 in the nation. Ball also had a quadruple-double during the season and finished with an average of 23.9 points, 11.3 rebounds, 11.5 assists per game. Ball's career triple-doubles are not available.

Like Gafford, five of the players make the list for double-figures in points, rebounds and blocked shots. A total of six players averaged a triple-double for the season and one player, Reece Beekman of Scotlandville (Baton Rouge, La.), makes the list twice.

Beekman, coming off a promising freshman campaign at the University of Virginia, is one of several players on the list who have gone on to excel at the next level. Tilquan Rucker led all junior college players in scoring at 31.9 points per game in 2020. Theo Akwuba was the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2021 while at the University of Louisiana.

In addition to Ball and Gafford, Mitchell Robinson of Chalmette (La.) is also in the NBA as a member of the New York Knicks. Travis Jay of Madison County (Madison, Fla.) has gone a different route. He is a member of the Florida State football team.

Unfortunately MaxPreps doesn't have statistics for some of the NBA's all-time triple-double standouts like Westbrook, Robertson, Magic Johnson and Jason Kidd.

Kidd averaged 25 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds and 7 steals as a senior while leading St. Joseph's (Alameda, Calif.) to the second of back-to-back championships in 1992. He finished his career as the state's all-time leader in assists and steals, according to the Cal-Hi Sports Record Book. He is known to have close to a quadruple-double in a win over Bishop O'Dowd that year, getting 30 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and 8 steals.

Robertson's rebound and assist totals are unavailable as scoring totals were usually the only numbers reported by the media in 1956. Johnson, meanwhile, averaged 25.8 points per game as a senior on an Everett (Lansing, Mich.) team that won the 1977 Michigan state championship. According to the Lansing State Journal, Johnson averaged 17 rebounds and 9 assists per game as a senior.

Single season triple-double leaders

Lonzo Ball
Total triple-doubles: 25
School: Chino Hills (Calif.)
Year: 2015-16
Per game averages: 23.9 points, 11.3 rebounds, 11.5 assists
Best game: vs. Seattle Prep, 33 points, 10 rebounds, 14 assists, 10 steals

Reece Beekman
Total triple-doubles: 18
School: Scotlandville (Baton Rouge, La.)
Year: 2018-19
Per game averages: 21.9 points, 10.2 rebounds, 10.2 assists
Best game: vs. East Ascension, 39 points, 12 rebounds, 15 assists

James Moore
Total triple-doubles: 15
School: South Creek (Robersonville, N.C.)
Year: 2015-16
Per game averages: 15.1 points, 15.7 rebounds, 10.6 blocked shots
Best game: vs. Columbia, 22 points, 22 rebounds, 13 blocked shots

Reece Beekman
Total triple-doubles: 15
School: Scotlandville
Year: 2019-20
Per game averages: 19.6 points, 10.0 rebounds, 9.2 assists
Best game: vs. Live Oak, 40 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists

Tilquan Rucker
Total triple-doubles: 15
School: South Bronx Prep (Bronx, N.Y.)
Year: 2016-17
Per game averages: 36.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, 10.2 assists
Best game: vs. Bronx Early College Academy, 61 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists

Mike Kozlowski
Total triple-doubles: 14
School: Redeemer Classical Christ (Kingsville, Md.)
Year: 2015-16
Per game averages: 25.2 points, 13.5 rebounds, 10.6 blocked shots
Best game: vs. Arlington Baptist, 29 points, 20 rebounds, 17 blocked shots

Theo Akwuba
Total triple-doubles: 14
School: Brewbaker Tech (Montgomery, Ala.)
Year: 2017-18
Per game averages: 11.7 points, 14.1 rebounds, 10.4 blocked shots
Best game: vs. Lee, 18 points, 17 rebounds, 22 blocked shots

Mitchell Robinson
Total triple-doubles: 11
School: Chalmette (La.)
Year: 2015-16
Per game averages: 16.7 points, 12.5 rebounds, 7.9 blocked shots
Best game: vs. Holy Cross, 20 points, 10 rebounds, 20 blocked shots

Daniel Gafford
Total triple-doubles: 11
School: El Dorado (Ark.)
Year: 2016-17
Per game averages: 17.4 points, 16.0 rebounds, 7.7 blocked shots
Best game: vs. Pine Bluff, 33 points, 18 rebounds, 15 blocked shots

Travis Jay
Total triple-doubles: 11
School: Madison County (Madison, Fla.)
Year: 2017-18
Per game averages: 13.5 points, 7.7 rebounds, 6.7 assists
Best game: vs. Lee, 25 points, 16 rebounds, 11 assists

High school basketball: Nearly 70,000 votes were cast to identify the best gym in Indiana – find out which storied facility won - HIGHSCORE
High school basketball: Nearly 70,000 votes were cast to identify the best gym in Indiana – find out which storied facility won
Now that the NCAA Tournament – played entirely in the state of Indiana this year – has wrapped up, locals can go back to focusing on more important things. Mainly, debating who has the best high school basketball gym.

VisitIndiana.com set out to finally settle the matter in recent weeks, allowing readers to cast their vote to identify the premier prep hoops palace in the state.

A testament to the passion that remains for the high school game in Indiana, over 67,000 votes poured in. Ultimately, the Spartan Bowl in Connersville emerged as the winner, upending storied facilities like the New Castle Fieldhouse (featured in the video above).
According to VisitIndiana.com readers, the Spartan Bowl is the state's premier high school basketball gym.
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According to VisitIndiana.com readers, the Spartan Bowl is the state's premier high school basketball gym.
See VisitIndiana.com's complete top 10 here.

The Spartan Bowl opened in 1958 and has a capacity of 5,134 fans. Matt Howard, who helped Butler reach the NCAA Tournament championship game in 2010 and 2011, is among the standouts that have taken the floor there for Connersville.

Catherine Gilwee named 2020-21 HIGHSCORE Vermont High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year - HIGHSCORE
Catherine Gilwee named 2020-21 MaxPreps Vermont High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in high school basketball. America's source for high school sports continues the tradition to close out the 2020-21 season by naming the top player in each state. Selections are based on team success and individual excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.

Catherine Gilwee of Champlain Valley Union (Hinesburg) is the 2020-21 MaxPreps Vermont High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year. In a shortened season, the 5-foot-8 senior point guard led the Redhawks to a perfect 9-0 record.

Gilwee averaged 12.1 points, 5.6 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 3.1 steals per game. She owns the school record for assists in a game with 13 and managed 2.1 assists to turnover ratio this season.

As a junior, the University of Vermont signee led Champlain Valley Union to a 21-0 record and the program went 74-4 over her four years.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team, which is scheduled to be released April 20.
High school baseball: Oklahoma's Roff stakes claim to top of small school rankings - HIGHSCORE
High school baseball: Oklahoma's Roff stakes claim to top of small school rankings
While the high school baseball season still has over a month to go in some parts of the nation, it will be difficult to knock Roff (Okla.) out of the top spot in MaxPreps Top 25 small school high school baseball rankings.

Roff recently captured the Oklahoma Class B state championships and the Tigers are ranked No. 13 nationally in the MaxPreps Top 25 baseball rankings.

Consider what Roff accomplished in Oklahoma. Despite playing in the smallest enrollment division, it had a win over Deer Creek, which plays in 6A, and wins over Class 2A state champion Silo, Class A Canute and Class B runner-up Red Oak. Deer Creek beat Class 6A champion Jenks and Class 4A champion Heritage Hall, while Silo bested Class 5A champion Carl Albert. Canute had a win over Class A champion Fort Cobb-Broxton and Red Oak had a win over Broken Arrow, which defeated Class 3A champion Holland Hall.

Thus, by the transitive property, Roff essentially had wins over the six other state champions in Oklahoma. The Tigers have also win 59 games in a row during the 2020-21 school year, if you count the fall and spring seasons. In the spring alone, Roff has won 42 in a row dating back to April 22, 2019.

Roff holds a slim lead over Mount Paran Christian (Kennesaw, Ga.), which is taking on No. 5 Wesleyan (Norcross, Ga.) for the Georgia Class 1A Private School championship this weekend. St. Johns Country Day (Orange Park, Fla.) is also close behind in No. 3. It will play in the Florida Class 2A semifinals Thursday.

Teams are ranked based on their MaxPreps Computer ranking. Schools must play in a state enrollment division that consists of schools generally have fewer than 1,000 students. Schools are listed with their overall record and their MaxPreps computer rating.
Roff not only tops the MaxPreps Top 25 small school baseball rankings, but is No. 13 in the national rankings as well.
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Roff not only tops the MaxPreps Top 25 small school baseball rankings, but is No. 13 in the national rankings as well.
Small school baseball rankings

1. Roff (Okla.), 33-0, 27.9
Oklahoma Class B state champion.

2. Mount Paran Christian (Kennesaw, Ga.), 27-4, 27.0
Georgia Class 1A Private finalist (plays Wesleyan Saturday).

3. St. Johns Country Day (Orange Park, Fla.), 23-6, 26.7
Florida Class 2A semifinalist (Plays Mount Dora Christian on Thursday).

4. Sterlington (La.), 33-5, 26.3
Louisiana Class 3A state champion.

5. Wesleyan (Norcross, Ga.), 32-4, 25.5
Georgia Class 1A Private finalist (plays Mount Paran Christian Saturday).

6. Fort Cobb-Broxton (Fort Cobb, Okla.), 32-2, 24.9
Oklahoma Class A state champion.

7. Red Oak (Okla.), 35-5, 24.6
Oklahoma Class B state runner-up.

7. Sacred Heart-Griffin (Springfield, Ill.), 20-1, 24.6
Regular season play.

9. Troy (Texas), 32-1, 23.9
Texas Class 3A Region 3 quarterfinalist (plays series with Malakoff).

10. St. Anthony (Effingham, Ill.), 15-1, 23.7
Regular season play.

11. Normal University (Normal, Ill.), 19-1, 23.2
Regular season play.

11. Silo (Okla.), 38-2, 23.2
Oklahoma Class 2A state champion.

13. Tri-Cities Prep (Pasco, Wash.), 17-0, 23.0
Regular season play. Season over (no postseason).

14. Notre Dame (Crowley, La.), 30-8, 22.8

Louisiana Division III state champion.

15. Savannah Christian (Savannah, Ga.), 28-8, 22.7
Georgia Class 1A Private quarterfinalist (lost to Wesleyan).

15. Canute (Okla.), 23-4, 22.7
Lost first round of Oklahoma Class A state tournament.

17. Gordon Lee (Chickamauga, Ga.), 35-3, 22.5
Georgia Class 1A Public finalist (plays Metter on Saturday).

18. Rosepine (La.), 26-4, 22.2
Louisiana Class 2A state champion.

19. London (Corpus Christi, Texas), 19-4-1, 21.9
Texas Class 3A Region 4 quarterfinalist (plays series with Hebbronville).

20. Booneville (Miss.), 22-10, 21.8
Mississippi Class 3A semifinalist (plays Amory on Friday).

21. Ouachita Christian (Monroe, La.), 26-11, 21.6

Louisiana Division IV state champion.

22. St. Thomas Aquinas (Hammond, La.), 28-4, 21.4
Louisiana Division III semifinalist (lost to Notre Dame).

23. Canterbury (Fort Myers, Fla.), 24-5, 21.3

Florida Class 2A Regional Semifinalist (lost to Out-of-Door Academy).

23. Tattnall Square Academy (Macon, Ga.), 24-5, 21.3
Georgia Class 1A Private quarterfinalist (lost to Mount Paran Christian).

25. Metter (Ga.), 27-8, 21.2

Georgia Class 1A Public finalist (plays Gordon Lee on Saturday).
How Mater Dei vs. St. John Bosco became high school football's hottest rivalry - HIGHSCORE
How Mater Dei vs. St. John Bosco became high school football's hottest rivalry
Since 2014, there's been no better high school football rivalry than St. John Bosco (Bellflower) and Mater Dei (Santa Ana.). Not in the region. Not in California. And perhaps, not in the country.

The two national powers have met 10 times in that span and it's been either to decide a Trinity League, Southern Section or Southern California regional title.

The game also carries national ranking implications. They have each won national crowns — Mater Dei in 2017 and St. John Bosco in 2019. Each are regulars among top five teams in the country. 

But coaches Bruce Rollinson (Mater Dei) and Jason Negro (St. John Bosco) will tell you that their teams could be playing for an In-N-Out burger or a Chick-fil-A strip and they would engage in an intense battle to the finish.

In their last 10 contests, each has won five times. The cumulative score in those games: St. John Bosco 295, Mater Dei 287.

Heading into Saturday's 7 p.m. game at Santa Ana Stadium, here are capsule looks at their 10 meetings, with photos from our network of photographers and links to our overall coverage.

Oct. 10, 2014 at St. John Bosco | Final score: St. John Bosco 28, Mater Dei 25
Though future NFL quarterback Josh Rosen threw for 201 yards and accounted for two touchdowns and top running back Sean McGrew added 119 yards rushing and another score, it was a 69-yard fumble return by Traveon Beck that proved decisive for the Braves. The Monarchs, who lost three fumbles and missed a 22-yard field goal, got big chunk plays from QB Jack Lowary (21-of-30, 343 yards) but no passes went for touchdowns. Mater Dei mustered only 36 rushing yards on 24 attempts. From there, Bosco (12-2) lost in the section's Pac-5 Division finals to Centennial (Corona), 48-41. Mater Dei (9-3) was eliminated one week earlier by the Huskies.
Matthew Katnik (55), St. John Bosco
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Matthew Katnik (55), St. John Bosco

Oct. 16, 2015 at Santa Ana Stadium | St. John Bosco 42, Mater Dei 21
The three-touchdown margin was misleading as Bosco raced to a 42-0 lead late in the third quarter before freshman quarterback JT Daniels threw three late TD passes to make it reasonable. McGrew, a future Washington Husky, rushed for 218 yards and two touchdowns, Cross Poyer added two more rushing scores. From there, Bosco breezed to seven more wins to improve to 13-0 before losing 62-52 to Centennial (Corona) in the Southern Section D1 finals. Mater Dei (10-3) was eliminated one week earlier by Centennial.
Sean McGrew, St. John Bosco
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Sean McGrew, St. John Bosco
Oct. 21, 2016 at Cerritos College | Mater Dei 26, Bosco 21
Before 9,000 fans, the Monarchs broke a six-game losing streak to Bosco, keyed by a 75-yard punt return for touchdown by Amon-Ra St. Brown, an interception by Jalen Cole and a go-ahead TD run by Shakobe Harper. Mater Dei scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to break the streak. Demetrious Flowers rushed for two TDs and Re-al Mitchell accounted for 250 yards and another score for Bosco. Rollinson said the team's line play on both sides keyed the win.
Amon-Ra St. Brown, Mater Dei
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Amon-Ra St. Brown, Mater Dei
Dec. 3, 2016 at Cerritos College | St. John Bosco 42, Mater Dei 28
More than 13,000 jammed into Cerritos College to watch the Braves get revenge in the Southern Section Division I final. Line play again decided this one, but only this time Bosco's OL paved the way for 405 rushing yards, including 100-yard games from Terrence Beasley (22 carries, 145 yards, 1 TD), Mitchell (20, 131, 2) and Flowers (20, 120, 2). Harper rushed for two more scores and sophomore Daniels threw for 290 yards and two scores, but he also was intercepted by Jaiden Woodbey, Stephan Blaylock and Tyrel Thomas. The Braves went on to beat De La Salle the following week 56-33 for their second state Open bowl title in four years.
Demetrious Flowers, St. John Bosco
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Demetrious Flowers, St. John Bosco
Oct. 13, 2017 | El Camino College | Mater Dei 31, St. John Bosco 21
It was the Daniels (18-of-24, 326 yards) to St. Brown show as the two connected eight times for 206 yards and two touchdowns as the Monarchs never trailed. Daniels, the top-rated junior QB in the country, also showed off his much improved speed, rushing for 97 yards. St. John Bosco introduced 6-foot-5, 240-pound sophomore DJ Uiagalelei as its first-time starting QB and he didn't disappoint, throwing for 243 yards and two long touchdowns. He was sacked seven times.
JT Daniels, Mater Dei quarterback
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JT Daniels, Mater Dei quarterback
Dec. 2, 2017 at Cerritos College | Mater Dei 49, St. John Bosco 24
Daniels and the Monarchs were unbeatable on this night and every game throughout their magical season, piling up nearly 500 yards in another wire-to-wire win. Daniels threw for 300 yards and five touchdowns, three to Bru McCoy and Harper continued his big-game prowess with 107 yards rushing and two scores. It offset a 20-of-21 performance by Uiagalelei but Mater Dei was in control from the start and put it away with three TDs in the fourth quarter. They'd go on the next week to beat De La Salle 52-21 for the Open Division title Mater Dei outscored opponents 724-229 on the year and never trail once en route to a MaxPreps National Championship.
Bru McCoy, Mater Dei
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Bru McCoy, Mater Dei
Oct. 13, 2018 at Santa Ana Bowl | St. John Bosco 41, Mater Dei 18
In the eighth-ever meeting between the nation's top two ranked teams, the Braves got a huge game from Uiagalelei, who passed for four of his five touchdowns in the first half and finished with 278 yards passing. With Daniels reclassifying after his junior season and moving on to USC, this was the start of a fantastic QB rivalry between Uiagalelei and Bryce Young, who threw for 311 yards and a couple of scores. But three TD passes to Jake Bailey, plus a 75-yard touchdown run to start the second half from George Holani solidified the Braves' spot at No. 1 in the country.
DJ Uiagalelei (5), St. John Bosco
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DJ Uiagalelei (5), St. John Bosco
Nov. 23, 2018 at Cerritos College | Mater Dei 17, St. John Bosco 13
After 13 straight wins to start the year, including a decisive win over the Monarchs, St. John Bosco was stunned in the Southern Section Division 1 title game as Mater Dei held the Braves' high octane offense to 202 yards and two touchdowns. The secondary held Uiagalelei to seven completions, 105 yards and intercepted him twice, including one by All-American Elias Ricks. Mater Dei held the ball 31 minutes, 34 seconds to 16:26 for Bosco and got touchdowns by McCoy and Harper to advance to the state Open bowl game, where it defeated De La Salle 35-21.
Every Mater Dei-Bosco games features big hits, but especially so in the second 2018 contest.
File photo by Jeff Brocca
Every Mater Dei-Bosco games features big hits, but especially so in the second 2018 contest.
Oct. 25, 2019 at Panish Family Stadium | Mater Dei 38, St. John Bosco 24
In another meeting of the nation's top two teams, Alabama commit Young stole the show, accounting for 329 yards and five touchdowns leading No. 1 Mater Dei to the wire-to-wire win. Kody Epps was on the receiving end of 11 of Young's passes for 175 yards and three touchdowns as the Monarchs held a two TD lead early and never gave it up despite 320 yards passing from Uiagalelei. 
Bryce Young, Mater Dei
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Bryce Young, Mater Dei
Nov. 30, 2019 at Cerritos College | St. John Bosco 39, Mater Dei 34
In a complete reversal of 2018, the Braves turned the tables on the Monarchs, winning one of the most exciting and memorable Southern Section title games in memory. St. John Bosco fought back from a 28-5 deficit, scoring 34 unanswered as Uiagalelei simply wouldn't let his team lose. He threw for 446 yards and five touchdowns, outdueling by a nudge his good friend Young, who threw 405 yards and five TDs. But Young was intercepted three times and Uiagalelei none. The Clemson-bound Uiagalelei completed the 34-point swing with two touchdown passes to Logan Loya (10 catches, 164 yards) to make it 39-28 with 8:52 left. Young responded with a 23-yard TD pass to Kyron Ware-Hudson three minutes later. Eventually, the game came down to a Hail Mary heave by Young from midfield. Eight players had a shot at the pass in the end zone, but Bosco's Kris Hutson came down with the interception to seal it. Two weeks later, Uiagalelei cemented his prep legacy by accounting for 477 yards and five scores in a 49-28 win over De La Salle for Bosco's third state bowl title and first MaxPreps National Championship. The following month, Young and Uiagelelei were selected 2019 national MaxPreps co-Players of the Year.
DJ Uiagelelei accounted for 446 yards and five touchdowns in his Southern Section finale.
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DJ Uiagelelei accounted for 446 yards and five touchdowns in his Southern Section finale.