Sahuarita girls win Benson Bobcat Holiday Hoops Tournament

(Sahuarita Photo)

The Sahuarita girls improved to 5-2 on the year after the Mustangs went undefeated at the Benson Bobcat Holiday Tournament. The Benson tournament has been held every year since 1962. The Benson girls are now 6-2 on the year after taking second place to Sahuarita in the championship game 35-31.

No results from the boys tournament have been posted.

Benson 77, Patagonia 14
Empire 31, Valley Union 15
Sahuarita 53, Douglas 29
Tombstone 19, Walden Grove 14
Douglas 47, Walden Grove 19
Patagonia over Valley Union
Benson 37, Empire 27
Sahuarita 67, Tombstone 38

Douglas 67, Patagonia 19
Walden Grove over Valley Union
Empire vs. Tombstone (not reported)

Sahuarita 35, Benson 31


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