Basha wins Salpointe Tipoff Classic, Jacob Inclan named MVP


Jacob Inclan (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Jacob Inclan (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Cameron Miller sank a 3-pointer to pull Salpointe to within 18-17 of Basha to start off the second quarter but the Bears went on a 14-0 run to break the game open, ultimately pulling away for a  80-60 victory Saturday night.

The win was Basha’s first Salpointe Tipoff Classic championship since 2008.

Basha led by as many as 22 points in the third quarter but the Lancers battled back to cut the lead down to 59-47 in the opening moments of the fourth but the Bears went on a 11-0 run to put the game out of reach for good.

Salpointe (4-1) was led by Miller (18 points). Isaac Cruz and Majok Deng scored 12 points each. Basha (5-0) was led by Antwan Ross-Jones (25 points) with Gabe McGlothan adding 18 and Austin Picarello scoring 13.

Desert Mountain (4-1) held off Sunnyside (3-2) in the third place game.

George Lee led all scorers with 28 points. The Blue Devils were led by Jacob Inclan (24 points) with Cesar Ozuna scoring 13 and Carlos Lozoya adding 12.

Inclan was voted the Tournament MVP by the coaches.

Tournament MVP
Jacob Inclan, Sunnyside

All-Tournament Team
Brendan Rumel, Rincon/UHS
Gabe McGlothan, Basha
Adam Rees, Desert Mountain
Ethan Parkhurst, Salpointe
Devin Kirby, Basha

Salpointe Tipoff Classic

Bracket Play: Saturday, Nov. 28
Mesquite 55, Ironwood Ridge 42
Marcos de Niza 77, Amphitheater 63
Cholla 61, O’Connor 50
Millennium 55, Nogales 51, OT
Cienega 68, Central 36

Third Place Game
Desert Mountain 67, Sunnyside 57

Championship Game
Basha 80, Salpointe 60

Buena Boy’s Safeway Classic

Saturday, Nov. 28
Palo Verde 61 Marana 58
Douglas 62 Safford 57
Buena 54 El Paso Ysleta 51
Rio Rico 66 Valley Union 27
La Joya 59 Sahuaro 46
Mountain View 60 Flowing Wells 54
Palo Verde 68 Douglas 63
Tucson 62 Shadow Ridge 51
Safford 66 Sabino 59
Marana 67 Valley Union 44
La Joya 80 El Paso Ysleta 59
Trevor Browne 76 Rio Rico 62
Pueblo 56 El Paso Irvin 52
Tucson 71 Flowing Wells 54
Mountain View 62 Shadow Ridge 61
Sahuaro 72 Trevor Browne 62
Sabino 47 El Paso Irvin 42
Buena 55 Pueblo 43

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here, on AZPreps365.com and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com


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