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GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: Ironwood Ridge, Sahuaro & Mountain View advance

Elena Arriaga (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

No. 11 Sahuaro used a late surge to get past No. 22 Apollo 48-41 in a 5A play-in tournament game hosted by the Cougars Thursday night. The Hawks led 16-9 midway through the second quarter but Sahuaro was able to stay within striking distance until a pair of free throws from Elena Arriaga gave the Cougars a 25-23 lead with 4:51 left in the third…

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PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

Thursday, Feb. 9

6A GIRLS PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT
No. 11 Horizon 65, No. 22 Rincon/UHS 53

5A GIRLS PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT
No. 9 Ironwood Ridge 50, No. 24 South Mountain 39
No. 11 Sahuaro 48, No. 22 Apollo 41
No. 17 Mountain View 36, No. 16 Agua Fria 28
No. 13 Campo Verde 44, No. 20 Flowing Wells 29

Friday, Feb. 10

6A BOYS PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT
No. 16 Sunnyside hosts No. 17 Mesa, 6:30 p.m.

5A BOYS PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT
No. 11 Sahuaro hosts No. 22 Queen Creek, 6:30 p.m.
No. 13 Mountain View hosts No. 20 Hayden, 6:30 p.m.

2A GIRLS PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT
Desert Christian at Chandler Prep, 6:30 p.m.
Benson at Horizon Honors, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 11

2A BOYS PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT
Scottsdale Prep at St. Augustine, 6:30 p.m.
Phoenix Country Day at Santa Cruz, 6:30 p.m.
Willcox at Leading Edge Academy, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 12

AZPreps365.com BRACKET SHOW
9:30 a.m.

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