HOLIDAY HOOPS: Wednesday updates

Jacob Jansepar goes up against Desert View (Andy Morales/



Cienega standout Lauren Green pulled a double-double to help the Bobcats defeat Skyline 39-38 at the Red Mountain Holiday Hoops Classic on Wednesday. Green scored 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.

Sahuaro senior Dylan Newell scored 21 points to lead the Cougars past Desert View 72-53 at the Sabino Holiday Tournament. The victory moved the Cougars to 14-0 on the year but a 62-54 loss to Ocean View (CA) later in the day ended the win streak.

Sahuaro is still 9-0 in power-ranking games, the only undefeated 5A in the state.

“We play as a family,” Newell said. “We play for each other and it starts in practice. We push ourselves to get better.”

Cholla senior Marcel Dean scored 20 points to get past Palo Verde 56-54.


Wednesday Scores

Copper Cities Tournament

Douglas 45, Vista Grande 23
Douglas 53, Miami 34

Tombstone Tournament

Valley Union 34, Tombstone 19
San Miguel 42, St. Augustine 28
Valley Union 33, San Miguel 9
Tombstone 46, St. Augustine 8
Willcox 27, Bisbee 16

Phoenix Cactus Jam

Marana 41, Sunset (OR) 23

Red Mountain Holiday Hoops Classic

Cienega 39, Skyline 38


Wednesday Scores

Sabino Holiday Tournament

Flowing Wells 61, Sunnyside 58 (OT)
Amphitheater 71, Desert View 61
Palo Verde 60, Sabino 53
Cholla 80, Canyon del Oro 53
Buena 73, Flowing Wells 59
Sahuaro 72, Desert View 53
Sabino 71, Canyon del Oro 55
Sunnyside 58, Kofa 45
Ocean View (CA) 62, Sahuaro 54
Cholla 56, Palo Verde 54

Tombstone Tournament

Tombstone 69, Willcox 47
Bisbee 73, San Miguel 43
Tombstone 60, Patagonia 42
San Miguel 48, Willcox 39
Bisbee 65, Baboquivari 63

Central Arizona Holiday Classic

Sahuarita 63, Yuma Catholic 55
Goldwater 79, Santa Cruz 47
Santa Rita 80, Casa Grande 68

Judy Dixon Tournament

Rincon/UHS 68 Moon Valley 58
Valley Vista 85. Tucson 64
Apollo 80, Walden Grove 71

Rancho Mirage Holiday Invitational

Catalina Foothills 81, Rancho Mirage 61

McClintock Holiday Shootout

Salpointe 54, Saguaro 51


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 Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at


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