There are only 54 students roaming the halls of Immaculate Heart, located in the foothills of Oro Valley, and seven of them play girls basketball. Of the 271 schools that currently make up the bulk of the AIA, only four have fewer students enrolled.
Against those odds, the Knights finished 24-5 last year and took home a piece of the 1A South Region championship with a 7-1 record. That team, however, had 12 girls on the roster. As good as that team was, it started out with a 5-3 record before finishing the season on a 19-2 run that included 18 wins in a row….
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he 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. Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com