Catalina Foothills beat Salpointe 59-58 in important region game

Carson James drives on Salpointe’s Ryan Grabosch. (Andy Morales/

Catalina Foothills improved to 18-4 overall and 3-0 in the 4A Gila Region but it wasn’t easy. Ranked No. 2 in the state, the Falcons led No. 23 Salpointe 51-34 with 6:46 left in the game only to see the Lancers close out on a 24-8 run.

Salpointe (5-15, 2-2) ultimately came up short 59-58, but the Lancers proved ready for the home stretch, but time is running short.

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he 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 Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at


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