Holiday Hoops: Flowing Wells Semifinals are set

December 27, 2018 by Andy Morales, AZPreps365

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It took 16 games, including an epic triple overtime thriller, but the semifinals of the Flowing Wells Holiday Shootout have been set for Friday afternoon.

Pueblo survived a 53-50 win over Empire and then followed that up with a 42-38 nail-biter over Sunnyside to advance to the semifinal round where the Warriors will face Marshfield (Coos Bay, Oregon). Summer Fox scored 24 points against Empire and 25 against Sunnyside to lead Pueblo.

The Pirates won the 4A state championship in Oregon last year and the team beat Palo Verde 53-36 in the first round and then outlasted Rincon/University 45-43 in the quarterfinals.

The Rangers beat Nogales 69-67 in triple overtime in first-round action to set up the game with Marshfield. Loraya Rocha scored 32 points to lead Rincon/UHS in the triple overtime game.

Alyssa Brown scored 28 points against Amphitheater and 27 against Thatcher to lead Sahuaro the other semifinals where the Cougars will face Flowing Wells. Milinda Arguellez scored 24 points to help the Caballeros get past Kofa, 49-47, in the first round. Flowing Wells went on to defeat Marana 39-35 in the quarterfinal round.

Milinda Arguellez scored 23 points to lead @LadyCabsBBall to the win

— Andy Morales (@AZPreps365Andy) December 27, 2018

The championship game is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night.

In boy’s action, Amphitheater, Walden Grove, Palo Verde and Sabino went 2-0 at the Holiday Classic hosted by Sabino. Round-robin Play continues on Friday starting at 9 a.m.

The San Manuel boys are 2-0 at the Tombstone Boys Basketball Tournament.

In Soccer action, a full day of pool play is on the schedule at the Oro Valley High School Soccer Invitational taking place at Naranja Park. On the girl’s side, Perry is 2-0-1 and Campo Verde is 2-0. In boy’s action, Campo Verde is 2-1.


Flowing Wells Girls Holiday Shoot Out Results


Thursday, Dec. 27

Pueblo 53, Empire 50

PUE: Summer Fox 24, Getsemani Cazares 13

EMP: Emily Shreves 14, Ava Ramaley 14, Makena Elkins 12


Sahuaro 75, Amphitheater 30

SAH: Alyssa Brown 28, Alyssa Franke 13

AMP: Mattanaya Vital 14


Sunnyside 59, Buena 54

SS: Angelina Alcantar 19, Anneliese Felix 16, Gisselle Gonzales 12

BUE: Jaslyn Booker 17, Alani Encinas 12


Marana 50, Catalina Foothills 31

MAR: Anabella Muscoreil 20, Antoinette Audiss 13

CF: Emily Chua 9


Thatcher 52, Desert Christian 34

THAT: Brooklyn Angle 17

DC: Emma Blunk 16


Marshfield (OR) 53, Palo Verde 36

ORE: Hailey Browning 12, Alex Locati 10

PV: Aaliyah Ortiz 16


Rincon/UHS 69, Nogales 67 (3 OT)

RIN: Loraya Rocha 32, Madeline Greene 19

NOG: Czarina Mada 29, Eden Harrison 19, Dominique Acosta 14


Flowing Wells 49, Kofa 47

FW: Milinda Arguellez 24, Alenna Flores 10

KO: Reagan Goforth 19, Kamariaha Hawkins 13


Buena 68, Empire 49

BUE: Booker 15, Encinas 13

EMP: Sarah Lewis 20, Shreves 11


Desert Christian 45, Amphitheater 30

DC: Rikki Adams 15, Blunk 11

AMP: Linda Smith 7, Macy Tuakalau 7


Pueblo 42, Sunnyside 38

PUE: Fox 25

SS: Alcantar 15, Felix 10


Sahuaro 68, Thatcher 39

SAH: Brown 27, Franke 23

THAT: Angle 15, Taya Baldwin 10


Palo Verde 46, Nogales 40

PV: Kiana Ortiz 14, A. Ortiz 11, Alaze Santos 10

NOG: Harrison 13


Catalina Foothills 42, Kofa 20

CF: Bryn Callie 18, Chua 12

KO: Jyannell Guerrero 8


Flowing Wells 39, Marana 35

Marshfield 45, Rincon/UHS 43


Friday, Dec. 28

Empire vs Nogales, 9 a.m.

Rincon/UHS vs. Sunnyside, 9 a.m.

Kofa vs. Amphitheater, 10:30 a.m.

Marana vs. Thatcher, 10:30 a.m.

Palo Verde vs. Buena, Noon

Catalina Foothills vs Desert Christian, Noon



Marshfield vs. Pueblo, 1:30 p.m.

Sahuaro vs Flowing Wells, 1:30 p.m.