4A Kino Region: Salpointe can clinch Wednesday but all five teams have playoff hopes

Pueblo’s Marcus Coleman. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Sahuaro beat Pueblo 67-51 to improve to 8-3 in power-ranking games and 2-2 in the 4A Kino Region. The Cougars started the night ranked No. 10 in the 4A Conference and Pueblo (9-5) hosted as the No. 16 team. All five member schools of the Kino Region are currently ranked high enough to qualify for the play-in tournament with No. 3 Salpointe (12-0) ranked high enough to advance directly to the state tournament slated to start on Tuesday, Feb. 15…



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