Tucson High School Sports

Holiday High School Basketball/Soccer Roundup: Sahuaro Girls, Salpointe Boys and Catalina Foothills Boys Take Home Trophies

GIRLS

SAHUARO BOYD BAKER INVITATIONAL
Consolation bracket
Sunnyside 51, Bradshaw Mountain 34
Cienega 50, Sahuarita 24
Marana 39, Nogales 35
Pusch Ridge 47, Canyon del Oro 44
Cholla vs. Empire
Rincon/UHS vs. Palo Verde

Semifinals
Sahuaro 52, Catalina Foothills 30
Salpointe 46, Rio Rico 33

Championship
Sahuaro 59, Salpointe 52

Sahuaro junior forward Alyssa Brown scored 25 points to the Cougars to the championship over the Lancers. The Cougars have started the season 5-0. Salpointe (5-1) was led by Bria Medina’s 12 points.

Sahuaro junior Alyssa Brown was on the all-tournament team after scoring 25 points in Sahuaro’s championship game win (Lisa Moore/Special to AllSportsTucson.com)
Sahuaro wearing its championship shirt (Lisa Moore/Special to AllSportsTucson.com)

DESERT EDGE SCORPION SHOOTOUT
Sandra Day O’Connor 45, Tucson 31
Tucson 59, Maricopa 37. Notable: Tucson has started its season 4-1.

BOYS

SALPOINTE TIP-OFF
Seventh-place game: Desert View 62, Sahuarita 49
Fifth-place game: Pueblo 54, Canyon del Oro 53
Third-place game: Ironwood Ridge 62, Nogales 53
Championship: Salpointe 73, Tucson 35

The All-Tournament Team includes Uriel Olivares (Desert View), Byron Brown (Sahuarita), Zach Morgan (Pueblo), Antonio Vasquez (CDO), Mark Hunter (Tucson), Jordan Gainey (Salpointe), Evan Nelson (Salpointe), Ryan Drescher (Ironwood Ridge) and Julian Grijalva (Nogales). Grant Weitman (Salpointe) was the Tournament MVP

PIMA COLLEGE DICK McCONNELL INVITATIONAL
Seventh-place game: Amphi 40, Walden Grove 38
Fifth-place game: Rio Rico 65, Palo Verde 60
Third-place game: Cholla 75, Flowing Wells 70
Championship: Catalina Foothills 56, Sahuaro 48

BUENA SSVEC CLASSIC (scores not reported)
Buena vs. Goldwater
Rincon/UHS vs. La Joya Community
Sunnyside vs. Cienega
Douglas vs. Baboquivari
Rincon/UHS vs. Goldwater
La Joya Community vs. Sunnyside
Cienega vs. Baboquivari
Douglas vs. Buena

VALLEY CHRISTIAN THANKSGIVING CLASSIC
Valley Christian 61, Pusch Ridge 41
Boulder Creek 61, Sabino 60
Sabino 63, Pusch Ridge 55

BEN FRANKLIN/GILBERT CHRISTIAN THANKSGIVING CLASSIC
Marana vs. Shadow Mountain (score not reported)

PANTHER SOCCER CLASSIC

GIRLS
Pueblo 3, Amphi 1
Flowing Wells 4, Sunnyside 0
Nogales 1, Cholla 0
Desert View 2, Douglas 0

BOYS
Nogales 4, Casa Grande 1
Palo Verde 2, Amphi 0
Kofa 1, Catalina Foothills 0
Catalina 1, Pueblo 0

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