WINTER BREAK TOURNEYS: Complete local & state-wide results

The Gregory School standout Taylor Thompson passed the 1,000-point mark on Friday. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

The Cienega girls beat Sahuaro 2-1 to win the Walden Grove Soccer Invitational and the Sunnyside boys beat Buena 2-1 to win the boys title.


Tucson beat Pusch Ridge 37-28 Friday night to capture the championship of the Tucson Cactus Classic. The victory pushed the Badger’s record to 16-2 on the year. Senior guard Alize McCormick was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament.

Tucson (Courtesy Photo)

In addition, The Gregory School standout Taylor Thompson passed the 1,000-point career mark on Saturday morning. She accomplished this goal despite missing a whole year of competition.

All-Tournament Team
Alize McCormick, Tucson (MVP)
Andreena Chavez, Tucson
Rachel Obedin, Tucson
Bree Olson, Pusch Ridge
Angel Addleman, Pusch Ridge
Kortnee Begaye, Coconino
JJ Nakai, Coconino
Jada Golding, Coconino
Loraya Rocha, Rincon/UHS
Larissa Rocha, Rincon/UHS
Sarah Metli, Notre Dame
Taylor Thompson, The Gregory School

The Gregory School boys outlasted Pusch Ridge 46-43 late Friday night to capture the championship at the Tucson Cactus Classic. The Gregory School standout junior Addison Mort was named the MVP.

The Gregory School (Courtesy Photo)

All-Tournament Team
Kyle Eggers, Pusch Ridge
Ben Katsel, Pusch Ridge
Aaron Noller, Pusch Ridge
Sebastian Quintana, The Gregory School
Ben Davis, The Gregory School
Nick Rosquist, The Gregory School
Addison Mort, The Gregory School (MVP)

The Pueblo girls improved to 16-1 on the year after winning the championship of the Flowing Wells Holiday Shootout on Friday night over Sahuaro, 62-48.

Pueblo (Courtesy Photo)



The Marana girls took third place at the Cactus Jam held in Phoenix. Junior guard Alyssa Perez was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Marana (Courtesy Photo)

The Catalina Foothills boys took second place at the Cactus Jam with standouts Jared Irwin, and Sam Beskind earning All-Tournament honors.

Catalina Foothills (Courtesy Photo)

The Cienega and Ironwood Ridge girls went 2-2 at the Red Mountain Holiday Hoops Classic held in Mesa.

The Rincon/University boys took third at the Judy Dixon Memorial Tournament held in Phoenix.

The Buena boys will be playing in the semifinal round of the White Mountain Holiday Classic on Saturday against Blue Ridge. The championship is set for 7:30 p.m.

The Mountain View boys went 2-0 at the Warrior Getaway Invitational


Friday, Dec. 30
Cienega 52, Mesa Mountain View 26 (Red Mountain)
Marana 45, Roosevelt (WA) 28 (Cactus Jam 3rd Place)
Red Mountain 54, Ironwood Ridge 17 (Red Mountain)


Friday, Dec. 30
Junipero Serra (CA) 79, Salpointe 61 (VisitMesa.com)
Buena 79, Pinon 59 (White Mountain)
Empire 43, Gila Ridge 37 (White Mountain)
Deer Valley 75, Catalina Foothills 58 (Cactus Jam Championship)
Rincon/UHS 70, Queen Creek 36 (Judy Dixon)
Buena 73, Show Low 35 (White Mountain)
Alchesay 77, Empire 55 (White Mountain)

Saturday, Dec. 31
Empire vs. Ganado, 9 a.m. (White Mountain)
Buena vs. Blue Ridge, Noon (White Mountain Semifinals)

Tucson Cactus Classic
Dec. 28-30 Pusch Ridge & Desert Christian

Friday, Dec. 30
The Gregory School 67, Scottsdale Prep 57 (Boys)
Desert Christian 53, Benson 37 (Boys)
Marcos de Niza 47, Desert Christian 42 (Girls)
Notre Dame 42, The Gregory School 39 (Girls)
Coconino 59, Rincon/UHS 30 (Girls)

Girls: Tucson 37, Pusch Ridge 28
Boys: The Gregory School 46, Pusch Ridge 43

Flowing Wells Girls Holiday Shootout
Dec. 29-20

Friday, Dec. 30
Rio Rico 63, Vista Grande 34
Palo Verde 44, Catalina Foothills 43
Empire 40, Desert View 32
Kofa 49, Nogales 39
Buena 41, Salpointe 32
Amphitheater 53, Flowing Wells 44
Salpointe 33, Flowing Wells 24
Rio Rico 60, Empire 52
Vista Grande 39, Desert View 31
Catalina Foothills 71, Nogales 50
Amphitheater over Buena

Sahuaro 51, Canyon del Oro 39
Pueblo 67, Queen Creek 28

Queen Creek over Canyon del Oro

Pueblo 62, Sahuaro 48

Warrior Boys Getaway Invitational
Dec. 30: Pueblo

Vista Grande 58, Pueblo 51
Mountain View 69, Vista Grande 49
Mountain View 48, Pueblo 46

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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 and on AZPreps365.com. Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com


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