Sunnyside is possibly the most difficult team to prepare for. The jersey numbers look familiar, but the faces are different. That’s what happens when six of your top eight players graduate and your top player (Nikc Jackson) moves to Scottsdale.
Still, Sunnyside (5-2) is off to an even better start than last year when the Blue Devils opened up with a 4-5 record, including a 68-64 overtime win at Marana Mountain View.
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