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Oree Foster
Staff Writer, AZPreps365.com

Girls, boys hoops: Gonzaga Prep captures Chandler Prep girl's tournament title

January 5, 2020 by Oree Foster, AZPreps365


CHANDLER PREP NEW YEAR'S CLASSIC

GIRL'S DIAMOND DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP

GONZAGA PREP 51, HOLBROOK 41

Ganzaga Prep, of Washington state, defeated the Holbrook Roadrunners, 51-41, for the girl's Diamond Division tournament championship at the Chandler Prep New Year's Classic on Saturday.

"It was a good tournament for us," said Holbrook head coach Greg Perkins. "Gonzaga Prep was really good."

Holbrook led 11-7 at the end of the first quarter. Gonzaga Prep stormed back in the second quarter, pouring in 15 points. The Roadrunners managed six points. Gonzaga Prep held a 22-17 halftime advantage.

The Roadrunners battled back in the third period, canning 15 points. Gonzaga Prep knocked down 12 points. Gonzaga Prep held a 34-32 lead at halftime. Gonzaga Prep put the game away in the fourth quarter, pouring in 17 points to Holbrook's nine points.

Desirae Bain netted 14 points and Mayehya Aberle added 10 points for Holbrook.

"We made a few mistakes and missed some bunnies that may have made a difference," Perkins said. "But all-in-all, we had a good tournament which will hopefully translate to a good second half of the season."

CHANDLER PREP NEW YEAR'S CLASSIC

GIRL'S DIAMOND DIVISION THIRD PLACE

WINDOW ROCK 46, AMERICAN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY-GILBERT NORTH 40

Window Rock turned in a solid second half defensive performance to post a 46-40 win over American Leadership Academy-Gilbert North for third place honors in the Girl's Diamond Division of the Chandler Prep New Year's Classic.

"We started the game slow," said Window Rock head coach Sharon Toadecheenie. "Throughout the second half, we pressured the ball at every angle. It was a sweet win."

American Leadership Academy took the lead at the end of the first quarter, 14-11. American Leadership Academy increased its lead to 27-23 at halftime, after outscoring the Lady Scouts, 13-12.

Window Rock battled back in the third period. The Lady Scouts outscored American Leadership Academy, 9-4. Window Rock took a 32-31 lead. The Lady Scouts canned 14 points and American Leadership Academy netted nine points in the fourth quarter.

Jana Solee led Window Rock with 17 points. Keyona Goodman added 10 points and Rachael Smiley tallied nine points for Window Rock.

Tiffany Quigley led American Leadership Academy with 22 points.

CHANDLER PREP NEW YEAR'S CLASSIC

GIRL'S DIAMOND DIVISION FIFTH PLACE

SUNRISE MOUNTAIN 35, WINSLOW 33

Sunrise Mountain edged Winslow Lady Bulldogs, 35-33, for fifth place honors in the girl's Diamond Division of the Chandler Prep New Year's Classic on Saturday.

Sunrise Mountain took a two point lead, 9-7, at the end of the first quarter. Winslow outscored Sunrise Mountain, 13-4, in the second quarter, to take a 20-13 halftime lead.

Sunrise Mountain netted nine points, while Winslow canned eight points in the third quarter. Winslow held a 28-22 advantage. Sunrise Mountain tallied 13 points to Winslow's five points in the fourth period.

Kylie Begay knocked down 13 points and Andrea Willeto added 10 points for Winslow.;

"Both teams played a good game," said Winslow head coach Jerron Jordan.

CHANDLER PREP NEW YEAR'S CLASSIC

BOY'S

WINDOW ROCK 46, RIO RICO 42

The Window Rock Scouts outlasted Rio Rico, 46-42, in the boy's Diamond Division of the Chandler Prep New Year's Classic on Saturday.

Window Rock took a 14-10 lead at the end of the first quarter. Rio Rico canned 13 points to Window Rock's eight points in the second quarter. Rio Rico led, 23-22 at halftime.

The Scouts tallied eight points, while Rio Rico netted five points in the third quarter. Window Rock led, 30-28. In an uptempo fourth quarter battle, Window Rock outscored Rio Rico, 16-14.

Adrian Destea poured in 14 points and Cauy Silversmith added 12 points for Window Rock.

"This tournament gave us a great insight on where we need to continue to build on and prepare for later on in the season," said Window Rock head coach Tom Bizardi. "Right now we are still building a bench to be consistent in all four quarters of a game."

WHITE MOUNTAIN TOURNAMENT-BLUE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS

CHINLE 60, YUMA CATHOLIC 39

The Chinle Wildcats knocked off Yuma Catholic, 60-39, in a boy's game played at the White Mountain Tournament at Blue Ridge High School on Saturday.

Chinle raced out to a 16-9 first quarter lead. The Wildcats knocked down eight points to Yuma Catholic's five points for a 24-14 halftime advantage.

Chinle extended its lead to 38-24 at the end of the third period. The Wildcats shot extremely well in the fourth quarter, canning 22 points. Yuma Catholic tallied 14 points in the fourth quarter.

Cooper Burbank led Chinle with 26 points. Curtis Begay added 13 points and Cael Denetdeel tallied nine points for the Wildcats.

"It was a great defensive effort by the Wildcats, led by Cael Denetdeel, Curtis Begay and Darren Woody," said Chinle head coach Raul Mendoza. "I felt that they did a great job on the defensive end with our team leaders, Cooper Burbank and Curtis Begay, leading the way."

WHITE MOUNTAIN TOURNAMENT-BLUE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS

CHINLE 72, BLUE RIDGE 52

The Chinle Wildcats chalked up a 72-52 victory over the Blue Ridge Yellowjackets during the White Mountain Tournament at Blue Ridge High School on Saturday.

In an uptempo first quarter battle, Chinle held a 27-17. The Wildcats outscored the Yellowjackets, 20-13, in the second quarter for a 47-30 halftime lead.

Chinle netted 15 points, while Blue Ridge canned seven points in the third quarter. The Wildcats extended its lead to 62-37. Blue Ridge outscored Chinle, 15-10, in the final quarter of the game.

Cooper Burbank tallied 26 points for Chinle. Curtis Begay and Payton Wagner both added 12 points for the Wildcats.

P.J. London and Allen Aday both tallied 13 points for Blue Ridge.