Division V, Section II at Cienega
First Round: Monday, Feb. 8
No. 4 Bowie/San Simon 33, No. 5 Valley Union 31
No. 6 Tombstone 50, No. 3 The Gregory School 41
Semifinals: Thursday, Feb. 11
No. 4 Bowie/San Simon vs. No. 1 St. David, 7 p.m.
No. 6 Tombstone vs. No. 2 Patagonia, 5:15 p.m.
Championship: Saturday, Feb. 13, 5: 15 p.m.
The girl’s of Southern Arizona kicked off “February Frenzy” Monday night with a couple of upsets at the Division V, Section II sectional tournament taking place at Cienega High School.
Technically, Bowie/San Simon is the 4-seed and Valley Union is the 5-seed in the sectional tournament but the Blue Devils came in ranked 17th in the latest AIA/MaxPreps D-V rankings while the Cougars were 23rd. In short, the Cougars needed a win to improve their chances of making the state playoffs and they did that with a 33-31 win.
Likewise, Tombstone was ranked 24th, dangerously close to the edge of qualifying for state, but the Yellow Jackets pulled off a 50-41 win over No. 15 The Gregory School. One would have to think the upset helped improve their chances of making the top 24 and a shot at the state playoffs….
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