Former Tucson High standout Alexis Cortez reaches the Finals National Professional Basketball League of Mexico

(Astros de Jalisco Femenil)

Former Tucson High standout Alexis Cortez helped lead Astros de Jalisco Femenil to a 94-58 victory over Libertadoras de Querétaro Saturday to claim the South championship of the National Professional Basketball League of Mexico.

Astros de Jalisco won the series 3-1 and the team is waiting to play the winner of Adelitas and Fuerza Regia for the overall league championship. Adelitas leads the North series 2-1.

Cortez came up with two high performances of 12 points and 11 points to help lead Astros de Jalisco past Panteras in the South semifinal round.


(Alexis Cortez)

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