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2A BOYS: No. 7 St. Augustine (8-1) vs. No. 18 Desert Christian (6-4)

This is a 2A South Region Game

St. Augustine has four straight 1,000 point scorers with junior Thomas Reyna reaching that this year.

Reyna starts the scoring off underneath 2-0 7:25 Andrew Yarger ties it up 2-2 on two FTS 6:30 1st.

David Campa and Dieu-Merci Mujambere exchange 3s

Mujambere puts DC up 12-9 on another 3

TO: SA up 15-14 1:27 in first.

17-17 after one.

Campa is on fire and SA is starting to pull away 28-22 3:44 in half

HALF: SA 36, DC 26

Campa 4 3s for 12 points; Reyna 10 points. Team made 6 3s.

Yarger 8 points, Mujambere 6. DC made 3 3s

The top two teams in the 2A South will earn an automatic playoff berth and right now that’s St. Augustine and Miami. Desert Christian is in fourth place. DC has to stay in the top 24 to get into the play-in tourney

DC pulls to within 36-30 with 5:30 left in the third

37-32 4:37 left

37-34 4:01 DC is on an 8-1 run

3 by Reyna ends the damage and SA leads 40-34 3:27 left

Lead back up to 42-34 2:20 left but Yarger scores to make it 42-36

Yarger two FTS and its SA 46-40 after 3

46-42 after Dayan Marquez hits a layup 7:29 in fourth

Michael Stecker hits a FT 46-43 7:22

Marquez hits 2 FTS SA 46-45 big comeback

DC is in the double bonus for the last 5:44 of the game.

Stecker makes it 47-46 SA

Mujambere hits a 3 and we’re all tied up 49-49 4:08 left in the game

Rielly Joyal puts DC up 50-49 3:21 left

Steckler makes it 52-49 DC 2:42 left

Reyna cuts the lead down to 52-50 2:32 left

53-50 DC 1:21 left

Joyal makes it 55-50 45.2

Yarger increases the lead to 57-50 31.8 secs left

Reyna cuts it down to 57-52 28.0 secs left

58-52 23.4 left

Yarger makes it 60-52

FINAL 60-52 Desert Christian

DC: Marquez 9; Yarger 22; Mujambere 11; Joyal 8; Steckler 7.

SA: Campa 12; Reyna 18; Figueroa 8; POwell 3; Palofox 4; Madobado 2

GIRLS: 4A Amphitheater (5-5) vs. 3A Catalina 0-9

Mat’tanaya Vital (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

AMP leads early 8-0 at 3:38 in the first

After 1: AMP 15, CAT 3

AM leads 24-3 with 4:47 left in the half

HALF: Amphi 28, Catalina 7

Mat’tanaya Vital is one of the top point guards in Southern Arizona.

we have a running c;lock AM up 44-15 1:17 left

FINAL: Amphi 45, Catalina 17

CAT: Serrano 8; Romero 7; Yslas 2

AMP: Vital 18; Smith 13; Lopez 5; English 6; Borns 2; Leon 1

BOYS: 5A No. 6 Cienega (9-1) vs. No. 23 Casteel (3-7)

Tristan Pralle starts things off with a 3 for Cienega.

furious pace Casteel leads 6-5 5:27 left

CE up 16-13 1:58 in first

after one: Cienega 16, Castell 15

This is not a region game but region titles will not get you a playoff spot in 5A anyway. Casteel needs this win to solidify a top 24 finish. The Bobcats hope to stay in the top 8 to avoid the play-in tournament.

Both benches are playing in this game Lots of running and gunning. Cienega 27, Casteel 25 4:40 left

HALF: Casteel 37, Cienega 31

If Casteel holds on, this would be a playoff boost for them.

54-54 5:40 left in third

Casteel is on a run, up 62-54 with 5:04 left in the game

The Bobcats are mounting a comeback down 66-64 with 2:35 left

71-65 Casteel 1:15 left

Casteel up 73-67 36.2

73-68 13.7 left

CASTEEL: FRanks 22; Russell 21; Coldwell 8; Ledbetter 7

CIENEGA: Elder 23; Mott 20; Praelle 10

GIRLS: NO. 22 4A Palo Verde (6-4) vs. NO. 15 Rio Rico (6-3)

Palo Verde leads 11-10 after one.

Kiana Ortiz’s older sister Aaliyah Ortiz plays for Pima

Rio Rico takes a 25-24 lead at the half.

Angel Addleman is on the court for Palo Verde. She transferred from Pusch Ridge

Both teams are 2-0 in the Gila Region. Douglas is 2-1. The winner of the region gets an automatic playoff spot.

42-37 after 3: PV leads

PV slowly pulling away, up 54-44 with 3:34 left

PV up 59-49 with 1:30 left will move to 3-0 in region play.

FINAL: PV 60, RR 49

PV: Ortiz 18; DElgado 13; Sanchez 10; Addleman 11

RR: Chavez 22; Martinez 12; Pesquiera 6

BOYS: 4A No. 3 Salpointe (8-0) vs. 6A No. 20 Tucson (6-4)

Salpointe beat Tucson 73-35 at the Tip off Classic in November.

Lancers up 16-7 with 2:40 left in the first

Salpointe up 22-10 after one. we had our first dunk Yahir Garcia of Tucson.

Evan Nelson is headed to Harvard. Nelson was named Outstanding Player at the VisitMesa Tournament and Jordan Gainey and Grant Weitman were on the all tourney team

after 3: Salpointe 45-36

Salpointe up 62-49 2 minutes left

Salpointe travels to Catalina Foothills tomorrow night for a huge 4A game.

Tucson will get power points from the loss and there’s still time to make a move in the 6A ranks

FINAL: Salpointe 70, Tucson 60

SAL: Nelson 22; Weitman 18; Gainey; Cioe 8; Miller 6

TUC: Garcia 21; Luna 17; Hunter 8

GIRLS: No. 2 4A Sahuaro (10-0) vs .No. 4 3A Sabino (9-0)

Alyssa Brown scores first. Her late grandfather Gene Moore played for Arizona.

Kiya Dorroh narrowed her college choices down to 5 schools.

first timeout has Sahuaro up 13-4 2:22 in the first

Sabino going without three players including Kam’Ren Rhodes.

Sabino on a 7-0 run.

All tied up 13-13 after one

Dorroh makes it a 12-0 run to take a 16-13 lead

20-18 Sabino 4:50 in half

Amelie Buffill-Gutierrez with a 3, Sabino leads 23-18 and then Dorroh adds another 26-18 3:15 at the half.

It was 13-4 Sahuaro with 2:22 in the first. Now 30-20 Sabino 25.5 secs left in half

HALF Sabino 31, Sahuaro 21

Sabino up 39-27 3:54 left in third

Sahuaro missed 5 free throws in a rwo

Sahuaro is in the double bonus

Sabino up 41-29

Sabino up 43-36 4:03 left in the game

Sahuaro had their chances. missed FTs and layups Sabino gets a huge power-point boost

Sabino up 49-39 1:04 left

FINAL: Sabino 51-41

SAB: Manion 9; Doty 8; Dorroh 18; Berg 5; Buffill-Gutierrez 8

SAH: FRanke 7; Kubly 5; Brown 17; Watson 8

Sahuaro 10-22 at the line

BOYS: No. 9 5A Cholla (6-4) vs. No. 16 5A Nogales (5-4)

This is NOT a region game

Cholla is trying to get into the top 8 for a strong playoff run and Nogales is solidifying a spot in the play-in tournament

After one: Nogales 23, Cholla 13

Cholla throwing the ball around. Nogales taking advantage.

Nogales lead has been cut in half to 33-28 with 49.3 secs left in half.

HALF Nogales 35, Cholla 30

Nogales lead cut down to 35-34 4:49 in third

Cholla takes a 36-35 lead 4:21 left

Cholla up 38-35 4:04 left

Cholla leads 40-37 after three

Nogales takes 44-41 lead with 6:20 left in the game

Nogales is on a run. 47-41 5:37 left

Nogales

Nogales up 48-47 2:50 left

Nogales leads 50-47 1:29 left

Cholla misses two point blank layups Nogales ball up 50-47 56.7 secs left

Cholla ball down 50-47 50.8 secs left

Cholla misses twice on 3s Nogales leads 51-47 7.3 secs left

FINAL Nogales 51-47

NOG: Leglue 13; Zubiate 11; Grijalva 11

CHO: Garcia 16; Cazares 10; Gantt 8

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