Liberty beat Desert Vista 181 to 158 to claim the Division I championship Saturday in Prescott Valley and Sunnyside beat Mountain View Marana 241- 127 to win the D-II team title and, along the way, the Blue Devils came close to setting a few scoring records and the Lions proved they belonged with the big boys….
D2-113: James Brown (Sunnyside) 43-1, So.
D2-120: Jaime Rivera (Sunnyside) 37-5, Fr.
D2-126: Bobby Tellez (Cienega) 49-3, Sr.
D2-132: Marcus Castillo (Mountain View) 58-0, Sr.
D2-138: Rico Robles (Sunnyside) 23-6, Sr.
D2-152: Anthony Echemendia (Sunnyside) 22-0, Sr.
D2-182: Elijah Wyatt (Sunnyside) 42-3, Sr.
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