Tosjanae Bonds has been stuffing the stat sheet of late, and it has resulted in two state records and one amazing quadruple-double for the senior girls basketball player from Far Northeast.
Bonds, who is averaging 24.8 points, 7.9 rebounds and 8.8 steals per game, began her most recent tear by setting the single-game steals mark with 21 against Kennedy on Jan. 31. The previous record was 20 — a mark she herself set last season.
The next game, on Feb. 8, Bonds popped off for 40 points and 18 rebounds (both career highs) against Denver East — and 10 assists and 10 steals. No records are kept of quadruple-doubles, but it is surely a short list in Colorado high school girls basketball history.
Her streak continued the very next game, on Feb. 10, when Bonds set the career steals record. Bonds entered the year 11th on the all-time steals list with 423 through her first three seasons, needing 116 to break the career record of 539, set by Conifer's Alison Gorrell from 2007-11.
On Monday — one steal shy of the record with 115 so far in the 2019-20 season — Bonds broke through with 18 steals against Denver North, giving her 556 career steals. She added 17 more to her career total in a win over Prairie View, meaning she now has 573 (and counting) steals in her career.
This season, Bonds has recorded 10 double-doubles and three triple-doubles. Her 24.8 points per game lead the state, regardless of classification.