1A Basketball: Desert Christian and San Simon split games

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In order to qualify for the state playoffs, teams in the 1A Conference must play a minimum of 10 games and play each of the teams in a given region once. The Tucson South Region is comprised of eight teams and only the 1A Central West Region has more teams with 10. Due to the difficulty of scheduling so many games, the top three teams in each of the four 1A regions will qualify for state – along with four at-large berths.

To accomplish this goal, teams will be competing almost every night come February which means the leaderboard will shuffle continually….


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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. 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. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019 and he is a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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