Jackson Ruai scores 22 to lead Amphitheater past Flowing Wells

Amphitheater head coach Ben Hurley (Andy Morales/


Amphitheater improved to 6-1 on the year and 4-0 in power-ranking games thanks to a 63-47 win at Flowing Wells (1-7, 0-5) Thursday night. The two teams played a much closer game two weeks ago at the inaugural Dick McConnell Thanksgiving Classic held at Pima Community College, where the Panthers prevailed 85-82 in overtime, but this game was decided midway through the third quarter….


FW: 14-14-7-12: 47
AHS: 16-17-18-12: 63

FW: K. Whitaker: 7, 1-4 2 3pt. (17); S. Chavez: 6, 2-4 (14); N. August: 4, 2-4 (10); V. Garcia: 2 3pt. (6): 47.
AHS: J. Ruai: 11 (22); D. Clark: 8, 3 3pt. (19); T. Bates 3 (6); C. Kimmel: 2, 3 pt. (5); J. Davis: 2 (4); J. Schmidt: 2 (4); E. Barraza 3pt. (3): 63.


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 is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at

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