MLK Basketball Classic Schedule set for McKale Center

MLK Classic at McKale Center

Monday, January 21

Buena vs. Gregory School, 11 a.m. (B)
Senior Guard Kino Bellinger is averaging over 15 points a game for Buena and he is the school’s all-time leading scorer. Sr. Guard Tomari Harris is scoring 24 points a game for the Hawks.

Canyon del Oro vs. Tanque Verde, 12:30 p.m. (G)
Sr. Wing Nikya Orange is nearing 17 points an outing for Tanque Verde and Sr. Forward Tianna Carter is headed for UNLV.

Catalina vs. Sahuarita, 2 p.m. (B)
Philippe Kijana is averaging almost 29 points a game for the Trojans and the Mustangs are led by senior guard Colin Fanning.

Flowing Wells vs. Salpointe, 3:30 p.m. (G)
The Caballeros are led by Soph. Guard Milinda Arguellez and Jr. Wing Jaya Nelson is scoring over 11 points a game for the Lancers.

Amphitheater vs. Palo Verde, 5 p.m. (B)
Sr. Guard Jackson Ruai controls the court for the Panthers and Sr. Guard Zionn Sandoval is pouring in 18 points a game for the Titans.

Sabino vs. Sahuaro, 6:30. (G)
Fr. Guard Kam’Ren Rhodes and So. Guard Kamryn Doty are scoring 14 points each and So. Wing Kiya Dorroh will be on the court for the Sabercats. Sophomore Forward Alyssa Brown is nearing 1,000 career points in only her second year. Her grandfather, Gene Moore, played for the University of Arizona.

Tucson vs. Ironwood Ridge, 8 p.m. (B)
Jr. Guard Erik Cochran is averaging 16 points a game for the Nighthawks and Sr. Forward Joseph Shelby is scoring over 12 points an outing for Tucson.

Alyssa Brown in McKale Center last year and her late grandfather Gene Moore getting ready in Bear Down Gym. (Andy Morales/Family Photo)


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 is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at


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