Friday turned out to be a very big day and night for several basketball teams from Southern Arizona with four girl’s teams and three boy’s teams surviving to live another day.
No. 5 Tanque Verde defeated No. 21 Monument Valley 40-29 in the first game of the 3A playoffs held at Amphitheater Friday night and No. 1 Sabino took out No. 16 Paradise Honors 54-20 in the nightcap. The two teams advance to the quarterfinal round set for Monday in Prescott Valley. MORE ON THOSE GAMES AT AZPREPS365.COM
In 1A action, No. 3 Baboquivari beat No. 15 Cibecue 67- 34 and No. 9 St. David beat No. 8 Grand Canyon 60-59 and the two teams will play in the quarterfinal round Saturday in the Prescott area.
For the boys, No. 4 Salpointe beat No. 12 Mesquite 80-55 at home and No. 11 Catalina Foothills beat No. 3 Buckeye 57-54 in overtime. The two teams will play in the 4A semifinal round next Friday night at GCU.
No. 2 Gregory School beat No. 15 Seligman 65-46 in the 1A playoffs to advance to the quarterfinals on Saturday, to be played at Yavapai.
FRIDAY, FEB. 15
4A BOYS BASKETBALL QUARTERFINALS
No. 4 Salpointe 83, No. 12 Mesquite 55
No. 1 Shadow Mountain 91, No. 8 Amphitheater 52
No. 11 Catalina Foothills 57, No. 3 Buckeye 54 (OT)
2A BOYS BASKETBALL FIRST ROUND
No. 11 Pima 61, No. 6 St. Augustine 40
No. 3 Globe 89, No. 15 San Manuel 75
1A BOYS BASKETBALL FIRST ROUND
No. 2 Gregory School 65, No. 15 Seligman 46
No. 8 Mogollon 53, No. 9 Patagonia 45
Late night finish in Prescott, Hawks advance to the quarterfinals! @tomari_harris 20 pts, @Demari_Harris 15 pts, @andermort 13 pts, bright benson 13 pts, @Josiah67516964 making the assists! #hawkson3! pic.twitter.com/787NECrcsl
3A GIRLS BASKETBALL SECOND ROUND
No. 1 Sabino 54, No. 16 Paradise Honors 20
No. 5 Tanque Verde 40, No. 21 Monument Valley 29
2A GIRLS BASKETBALL FIRST ROUND
No. 5 Valley Sanders 61, No. 12 Desert Christian 33
1A GIRLS BASKETBALL FIRST ROUND
No. 3 Baboquivari 67, No. 15 Cibecue 34
No. 9 St. David 60, No. 8 Grand Canyon 59
No. 5 Mogollon 73, No. 12 Valley Union 40
No. 3 Anthem Prep 58, No. 14 Immaculate Heart 34
SATURDAY, FEB. 16
SOCCER SEMIFINALS: BOYS 5A
No. 1 Sunnyside vs. No. 5 Independence at Coronado, 11 a.m.
No. 2 Rincon/UHS vs. No. 3 Campo Verde at Coronado, 1 p.m.
SOCCER SEMIFINALS: BOYS 4A
No. 1 Salpointe vs. No. 4 Flagstaff at Williams Field, 11 a.m.
No. 7 Catalina Foothills vs. No. 6 Prescott at Williams Field, 1 p.m.
SOCCER SEMIFINALS: GIRLS 5A
No. 1 Ironwood Ridge vs. No. 5 Campo Verde at Coronado, 3 p.m.
SOCCER SEMIFINALS: GIRLS 4A
No. 3 Salpointe vs. No. 2 Arcadia at Williams Field, 5 p.m.
No. 5 Catalina Foothills vs. No. 1 Thunderbird at Williams Field, 1 p.m.
3A BOYS BASKETBALL SECOND ROUND
No. 5 Pusch Ridge vs. No. 12 Blue Ridge at Amphitheater, 7:30 p.m.
No. 8 Sabino vs. No. 24 Fountain Hills at Amphitheater, 5:30 p.m.
1A BOYS BASKETBALL QUARTERFINALS
No. 2 Gregory School vs. No. 7 Arete Prep at Yavapai, 3 p.m.
4A GIRLS BASKETBALL QUARTERFINALS
No. 12 Pueblo at No. 4 Sahuaro, 7 p.m.
No. 6 Salpointe at No. 3 Mesquite, 7 p.m.
1A GIRLS BASKETBALL QUARTERFINALS
No. 3 Baboquivari vs. No. 10 St. Michael at Prescott Valley, 10:30 a.m.
No. 9 St. David vs. No. 1 Rock Point at Yavapai, 10:30 a.m.
MONDAY, FEB. 18
3A GIRLS BASKETBALL QUARTERFINALS
No. 1 Sabino vs. No. 8 Chinle at Prescott Valley, 6 p.m.
No. 5 Tanque Verde vs. No. 4 Holbrook at Prescott Valley, 1 p.m.
FRIDAY, FEB. 22
4A BOYS BASKETBALL SEMIFINALS
No. 4 Salpointe vs. No. 1 Shadow Mountain at GCU, 7:30 p.m.
No. 11 Catalina Foothills vs. No. 2 Deer Valley at GCU, 4 p.m.
4A GIRLS BASKETBALL SEMIFINALS
Pueblo/Sahuaro winner vs. TBD at GCU, 5:45 p.m.
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 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