Basketball

Sahuaro held on to beat Tucson 56-50

Dashawn Engram led all scorers with 17 points. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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Sahuaro improved to 9-2 on the year thanks to a 56-50 win at Tucson High Thursday night. The victory moved the Cougars one win closer to the quick start (10-2) they experienced last year but the team is hoping to avoid the late-season collapse that saw them missing the playoffs for the first time since 2012.

A 3-9 finish in power-ranking games dropped the Cougars out of playoff contention and it all started with a 57-55 setback at Tucson in early January. The Badgers capitalized on the win and went on to qualify for the Division II state playoffs after taking out Salpointe and Catalina Foothills in their section tournament…..

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Sahuaro 56, Tucson 50

SAH: 12-6-13-25: 56
TUC: 9-8-9-24: 50

SAH: D. Engram: 17 (7-9); B. Gary 13 (7-11); D. Gary 12 (2-4); D. Newell 5; J. Kittrell 5 (1-2); D. Martin 4. 3-Pointers D. Gary 2; D. Newell; B. Smith (0-1). TEAM 56 (17-28).
TUC: D. Williams 12. J. Robinson 9 (3-4); J. Shelby 7; D. Bowens 5; G. Kerrihard 5. A. Flanagan 4; A. Marin 2; E. Baer 2; L. Gelb 2; E. Cordova 2. 3-Pointers D. Williams 2; J. Robinson 2; D. Bowens; J. Shelby; G. Kerrihard. TEAM 50 (3-4).

Flowing Wells Girls Holiday Hoops Shootout

Dec. 29-20

Thursday, Dec. 29
Salpointe vs. Palo Verde, 9 a.m.
Nogales vs. Desert View, 9 a.m.
Sahuaro vs. Vista Grande, 10:30 a.m.
Queen Creek vs. Amphitheater, 10:30 a.m.
Catalina Foothills vs. Rio Rico, Noon
Pueblo vs. Empire, Noon
Canyon del Oro vs. Buena, 1:30 p.m.
Kofa vs. Flowing Wells, 1:30 p.m.
Second Round: 3-7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 30
Bracket Play: 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Walden Grove Soccer Invitational

Dec. 27-30: Walden Grove & Sahuarita

FIELD 1: Walden Grove
FIELD 2: Sahuarita

Tuesday, Dec. 27

9 a.m.
FIELD 1 Walden Grove vs. Flowing Wells G
FIELD 2 Sunnyside vs. Cienega B

10:30 a.m.
FIELD 1 Rio Rico vs. Tanque Verde G
FIELD 2 Rio Rico vs. Buena B

Noon
FIELD 1 Cienega vs. Tucson G
FIELD 2 Sahuarita vs. Tanque Verde B

1:30 p.m.
FIELD 1 Walden Grove vs. Sabino B
FIELD 2 Sunnyside vs. Sahuaro B

3 p.m.
FIELD 1 Walden Grove vs. Nogales G
FIELD 2 Catalina Foothills vs. Salpointe G

4:30 p.m.
FIELD 1 Catalina Foothills vs. Nogales B
FIELD 2 Sahuaro vs. Ironwood Ridge G

Wednesday, Dec. 28

9 a.m.
FIELD 1 Walden Grove vs. Cienega B
FIELD 2 Sabino vs. Tanque Verde B

10:30 a.m.
FIELD 1 Flowing Wells vs. Rio Rico G
FIELD 2 Salpointe vs. Tucson G

Noon
FIELD 1 Catalina Foothills vs. Sunnyside B
FIELD 2 Sahuarita vs. Rio Rico B

1:30 p.m.
FIELD 1 Catalina Foothills vs. Ironwood Ridge G
FIELD 2 Sahuaro vs. Nogales B

3 p.m.
FIELD 1 Nogales vs. Tanque Verde G

4:30 p.m.
FIELD 1 Walden Grove vs. Buena B
FIELD 2 Cienega vs. Sahuaro G

Thursday, Dec. 29

9 a.m.
FIELD 1 Tanque Verde vs. Walden Grove G
FIELD 2 Catalina Foothills vs. Tucson G

10:30 a.m.
FIELD 1 Sunnyside vs. Nogales B
FIELD 2 Nogales vs. Flowing Well G

Noon
FIELD 1 Tanque Verde vs. Rio Rico B
FIELD 2 Rio Rico vs. Cienega G

1:30 p.m.
FIELD 1 Sahuarita vs. Sabino B
FIELD 2 Buena vs. Cienega B

3 p.m.
FIELD 1 Catalina Foothills vs. Sahuaro B
FIELD 2 Ironwood Ridge vs. Salpointe G

4:30 p.m.
FIELD 1 Walden Grove vs. Sahuaro G

Friday, Dec. 30
Bracket Play

Tucson Cactus Classic

Dec. 28-30 Pusch Ridge, Desert Christian & Immaculate Heart

Wednesday, Dec. 28 at Pusch Ridge
10 am Tucson High vs. The Gregory School (Girls)
11:40 am PRCA vs. Benson (Boys)
4:40 pm Rincon vs. Notre Dame (Girls)
6:20 pm Marcos De Niza vs. PRCA (Girls)
8 pm PRCA vs. The Gregory School (Boys)

Wednesday, Dec. 28 at Desert Christian
3 pm Desert Christian vs. Tucson High (Girls)
6:20 pm Desert Christian vs Scottsdale Prep (Boys)
8 pm Desert Christian vs. Coconino (Girls)

Thursday, Dec. 29 at Pusch Ridge
10 am Rincon vs. Marcos De Niza (GIRLS)
11:40 am PRCA vs. Notre Dame (Girls)
4:40 pm Coconino vs. Tucson High (Girls)
6:20 pm PRCA vs. Rincon (Girls)
8 pm PRCA vs. Scottsdale Prep (Boys)

Thursday, Dec. 29 at Immaculate Heart
10 am Scottsdale Prep vs. Benson(Boys)
11:40 am The Gregory School vs. Coconino (Girls)
1:20 pm Desert Christian vs. PRCA (Boys)
3 pm The Gregory School vs. Benson (Boys)
4:40 pm Marcos De Niza vs. Notre Dame (Girls)
6:20 pm The Gregory School vs. Desert Christian (Girls)
8 pm Desert Christian vs. The Gregory School (Boys)

Friday, Dec. 30 at Immaculate Heart
11:40 am Scottsdale Prep vs. The Gregory School (Boys)
1:20 pm Desert Christian vs. Benson (Boys)

Friday, Dec. 30 at Pusch Ridge
Bracket Play 11:40 a.m. – 6:20 p.m.

Sabino Capital Connect Boys Holiday Basketball Tournament
Dec. 27-29 (TBD)

Warrior Boys Getaway Invitational
Dec. 30 (TBD)

Tombstone Boys & Girls Basketball tournament
Dec. 27-29 (TBD)

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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 and on AZPreps365.com. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com

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