Updated holiday hoops schedules plus Nick Rosquist scoring big


Amity Brown skies high for Immaculate Heart (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Amity Brown skies high for Immaculate Heart (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)


Preseason basketball tournaments continued Tuesday at Salpointe, Immaculate Heart and The Gregory School. The Small School Boyd Baker Tournament shifts to bracket play on Wednesday while the Salpointe Tipoff Classic finishes up pool play.

Sunnyside (2-0) and Salpointe (2-0) are the only undefeated teams remaining at the Tipoff Classic

The Baboquivari teams appear to be in control at Immaculate Heart while several teams are batting it out at The Gregory School.

The Gregory School junior Nick Rosquist has put up to huge games, scoring 49 and 47 points.

“My teammates are amazing at finding me when I’m open and the coaches always put us in spots to be successful,” Rosquist said via release on his scoring burst. “I hope to have more games like that this year. But in all honestly, as long as I can help my team win I’ll be happy no matter what.”

Rosquist plays for AZ Power Tucson in the offseason and he has earned offers from South Mountain Community College and Oakland City University. “I have recently been contacted by Portland University, Portland State University, University of Denver, Arizona Christian University, Benedictine University, Blackburn College, and Embry-Riddle University,” Rosquist explained.

Pusch Ridge coach David Thomas knows Rosquist well from his other position as director of boys basketball for AZ Power Tucson. “Nick is a really bright kid. I watched him play a few times last year as well as this past summer in the Tucson Summer Pro League and he’s a kid that can impact a game.” Thomas said.

“He’s fearless, he’s smart, and he’s a great teammate. I’m not really concerned by him playing at a small school, scoring 40 plus points at any level is extremely difficult to do.”

Frank Mgbolu (2011) was the last player from The Gregory School to gain attention. Now a senior at St, Edwards, Mgbolu led the Hawks to two state championships.

Boyd Baker Small School Invite

Nov. 23-25

Teams at The Gregory School
The Gregory School
Tanque Verde
Santa Rita
Desert Christian

Teams at Immaculate Heart
Immaculate Heart
San Manuel
Bowie/San Simon
Tohono O’odham

At The Gregory School

Tuesday, Nov. 24
(B) Gregory 77, Santa Rita 71
(G)Desert Christian 63, Benson 33
(B) Santa Rita 67, Ray 38
(G) Benson 58, Gregory 46
(B) Tabque Verde 38, Desert Christian 29
(G) Tanque Verde 41, Gregory 35

At Immaculate Heart

Tuesday, Nov. 24
(G) Immaculate Heart 24, Tohono O’odham 18
(B) Tohono O’odham 41, San Manuel 31
(G) San Manuel 30, Tohono O’odham 15
(B) Baboquivari 56, San Manuel 50
(G) Baboquivari 38, Bowie/San Simon 32
(B) Baboquivari 70, Bowie/San Simon 30
(G) Baboquivari 55, Immaculate Heart 27

Wednesday, Nov. 25
At Immaculate Heart
11:00 IH #3 – TGS #4 (G)
12:30 TGS #3 – IH #4 (G)
2:00 IH #5 – TBA (G)
3:30 IH #3 – TGS #4 (B)
5:00 TGS #3 – IH #4 (B)
6:30 TGS #5 – Winner Game 4(B)

Wednesday, Nov. 25
At The Gregory School
11:30 TGS #1 – IH #2 (B)
1:00 IH #1 – TGS #2 (B)
2:30 TGS #1 – IH #2 (G)
4:00 IH #1 – TGS #2 (G)
Winner Game 1 – Winner Game 2
(Boys’ Championship)
Winner Game 3 – Winner Game 4
(Girls’ Championship)

Salpointe Tipoff Classic

Nov. 23-25 & 27-28


Games at Salpointe

Monday, Nov. 23

Cholla 66, Ironwood Ridge 44
Nogales 67, Amphitheater 40
Sunnyside 70, Cienega 63
Salpointe 66, Rincon 61

Tuesday, Nov. 24
Sunnyside 71, Cholla 64
Rincon 60, Nogales 58
Cienega 59, Ironwood Ridge 46
Salpointe 75, Amphitheater 39

Wednesday, Nov. 25
3:30 pm Rincon Amphi
5:00 pm Cholla Cienega
6:30 pm Ironwood Ridge Sunnyside
8:00 pm Salpointe Nogales

Games at Central High School

Wednesday, Nov. 25
3:30pm Desert Mountain Sierra Linda
5:00pm Millennium Marcos de Niza
6:30pm Mesquite Basha
8:00pm Central Sandra Day O’Connor


Friday, Nov. 27
9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 28
at Salpointe
9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sahuaro Boyd Baker Girl’s Tournament

Sahuaro: Nov. 25-28


Wednesday, Nov. 25

1:30 pm
Sahuaro vs. Buena
Salpointe vs. Rio Rico

3:00 pm
Sunnyside vs. Marana
Pueblo vs. Nogales

4:30 pm
Buena vs. Palo Verde
Rio Rico vs. Rincon

6:00 pm
Marana vs. Canyon Del Oro
Nogales vs. Valley Union

Friday, Nov. 27

10:30 am
Sahuaro vs. Palo Verde
Salpointe vs. Rincon

12:00 pm
Sunnyside vs. Canyon Del Oro
Pueblo vs. Valley Union


Friday, Nov. 27

Games at 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 28
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Buena Boy’s Safeway Classic

Friday, Nov. 27

Game 1 Valley Union v Douglas 9:00 a.m.
Game 2 Rio Rico v Marana 9:00
Game 3 Buena v Palo Verde 10:30
Game 4 Ysleta (TX) v Tucson 10:30
Game 5 Sabino v Shadow Ridge 12:00 p.m.
Game 6 Mountain View v La Joya (TX) 12:00
Game 7 Safford v Rio Rico 12:00
Game 8 Irvin (TX) v Sahuaro 1:30
Game 9 Palo Verde v Valley Union 1:30
Game 10 Douglas v Marana 1:30
Game 11 Pueblo v Safford 3:00
Game 12 Tucson v Trevor Browne 3:00
Game 13 Flowing Wells v Sabino 3:00
Game 14 Ysleta v Marana Mountain View 4:30
Game 15 La Joya v Irvin 4:30
Game 16 Shadow Ridge v Buena 6:00
Game 17 Sahuaro v Pueblo 6:00
Game 18 Trevor Browne & Flowing Wells 7:30

Saturday, Nov. 28

Game 19 Marana v Palo Verde 9:00 a.m.
Game 20 Safford v Douglas 9:00
Game 21 Ysleta v Buena 10:30
Game 22 Rio Rico v Valley Union 10:30
Game 23 La Joya v Sahuaro 12:00
Game 24 Flowing Wells v Mountain View 12:00 p.m.
Game 25 Palo Verde v Douglas 12:00
Game 26 Shadow Ridge v Tucson 1:30
Game 27 Sabino v Safford 1:30
Game 28 Valley Union v Marana 1:30
Game 29 Ysleta v La Joya 3:00
Game 30 Rio Rico v Trevor Browne 3:00
Game 31 Irvin v Pueblo 3:00
Game 32 Tucson v Flowing Wells 4:30
Game 33 Mountain View v Shadow Ridge 4:30
Game 34 Sahuaro v Trevor 6:00
Game 35 Irvin v Sabino 6:00
Game 36 Buena v Pueblo 7:30

Discuss this post in our Talk of Tucson Message Board

Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. 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, on AZPreps365.com and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com


Print Friendly, PDF & Email
To Top