Boys hoops: Mitch Lightfoot leads Gilbert Christian to victory


Jared Irwin tied the game up at 48-48 (Andy Morales/

Jared Irwin tied the game up at 48-48 (Andy Morales/

No. 8 Gilbert Christian held on for a 51-48 win at No. 7 Catalina Foothills in a rare Division II battle played on a Saturday night. Senior standout Mitch Lightfoot led all scorers with 29 points.

The Knights took a 12-6 lead with 3:32 left in the first quarter and increased it to 24-6 after the Falcons failed to score for almost nine minutes. Catalina Foothills responded by going on a 12-2 run over the last 2:45 of the second quarter to cut the lead down to 26-18.

Spencer Lewis sparked the run thanks to a 3-pointer and a couple of buckets along with a 3-pointer from Jared Irwin to close out the half….


Catalina Foothills All-Time Team
Nik Nehls (2016)
Dakota Kordsiemon (2015)
Austin Nehls (2014)
Chaz Mack (2014)
Jake Klewer (2010)
Sterling North (2009)
Andy Hunter (2008)
Louis Lehman (2007)
Kyle Ludwig (2007)
Barrett Zeinfeld (2004)
Matt Brase (2000)

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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 and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at


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