Tucson High School Sports

3A Boys Basketball: Pusch Ridge ends best season in program history with a state runner-up finish

Pusch Ridge (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

WINTER PLAYOFFS

SATURDAY, FEB. 23

3A BOYS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
No. 2 Valley Christian 57, No. 5 Pusch Ridge 44

1A BOYS BASKETBALL SEMIFINALS
No. 2 Gregory School 51, No. 3 Fort Thomas 48

1A BOYS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
No. 2 Gregory School 79, No. 4 Ray 51

1A GIRLS BASKETBALL SEMIFINALS
No. 2 Baboquivari 58, No. 11 Red Mesa 41

1A GIRLS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
No. 5 Mogollon 58, No. 2 Baboquivari 42

No. 2 Valley Christian beat No. 5 Pusch Ridge 57-44 Saturday to win the 3A boys championship played at Highland High School. The Trojans captured the sixth title in program history, and the first since 2014, while the Lions reached this level of play for the first time in school history and both squads had to get past difficult region foes to get to Saturday….

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Jared Clark (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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