Arizona AAU Athletics Conference (AAC): BASKETBALL ARCHIVES (PAST SEASONS)

Friday, February 18
2010-2011 BASKETBALL SEASON

Verde Park Wins Girls League Title, Hope Wins Boys.  Maya Boys PSL Champs

 



Friday, June 4
2009-2010 BASEKETBALL SEASON

VERDE PARK SWEEPS 2009-2010 SPORTS WITH TITLES IN FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL.  MAYA'S GIRLS WIN THE LADY AAAC TITLE.

 

Thursday, February 11
GIRLS ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL LEAGUE TEAM

Player Of The Year: Margaret Leban (Maya High School)

Defensive Player Of The Year: Shaniqua Everett (Maya High School)

Coach Of The Year:  John Kronstedt (Maya High School)

 

GIRLS ALL PSL

1st Team 

Margaret Leban(Maya)

Shaniqua Everett  (Maya)

Elisa Hernandez (Westland)

Sier White (Premier)

Jessica Rivera (Maya)

 

2nd Team

Yeni Martinez (Premier)

Mashea Brooks (Westland)

Sabre Hughes (Premier)

Deanna Brown (Premier)

Lindsey Reynolds (Westland)



Tuesday, February 23
ALL AAC BOYS TEAM

DREAM TEAM 2010

Kaliffe Gentry (Verde Park)

Markel Andino (Premier High School)

Warren Everett (Maya High School)

Mike Peru (Verde Park)

Casey Suffenburger (Hope International)

 

Player Of The Year: Kaliffe Gentry (Verde Park)

Defensive Player Of The Year:  Warren Everett (Maya High School)

Coach Of The Year: Rodney Crossin (Verde Park)

 

Second Team

Julian Westmoreland (Westland High School)

Raheem Valesquez (Verde Park)

Hichum Lakdar (Premier High School)

Eduardo Garnica (Westland High School)

Michael Edison (Maya High School)

 

Third Team:

 Joshua Taylor (Hope), Joe Fields (Hope), James Tillman (Premier), Jamie Thorton (Premier), Robert Horne (Maya), Ed Sisqueros (Premier)

 



2010 HSBB Girls champs
Coach K and the Lady Jag's celebrate another title
Thursday, February 11
EVERETT PLAYS BIG, MAYA GIRLS WIN GIRLS TITLE

MAYA 24, WESTLAND 17

Shaniqua Everett scored 8 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as Maya High school wins its second championship in three years.  The Lady Jaguars are also the first AAAC team to win two championships.  Jessica Tavera had 7 points and 3 block and Margaret Leban 6 points to help pace Maya in the win.   Westlands Elisa Hernandez and Marshea Brooks combined for 15 points to lead the Scorpions.



2010 BB Verde Park champions
Wednesday, February 17
VERDE WINS BASKETBALL CROWN
2010 BB Andino vs Verde
Premier's Markel Andino tries to penatrate Verde defense

VERDE PARK WINS CITY, THEN LEAGUE TITLE 

It was another good one.  And a lot at stake.  With player of the year & coach of the year voting the closest in league history, those titles were on the line. 

Oh, and there is also a championship at stake. 

Verde Park's Kaliffe Gentry's 9 points in the first half gave Verde a 19-18 lead.  James Tillman had 6 and Markel Andino 5.  In the second Hald, Premier came storning back and led 24-23.  Kaliffe Gentry heated up again and marked his fourth 5th pointer as Verde went on a 17-3 run, taking a 40-30 lead at the 2:35 mark of the second half.  The 3's kept on coming, making it impossible for Premier to close the gap.

Verde held on, kept running and won their first league basketball championship 50-41 over Public School League champion Premier, giving them both a football and a basketball championship, coach of the year and an MVP.


2010 HSBB Kaliffe vs Premier
MVP: Kaliffe Gentry saved his best game for last

Tuesday, February 16
IT'S PREMIER VS VERDE PARK FOR THE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

Last October, these two teams, featuring several of tonites playersplayed in the leagues most exciting playoff game ever, Verde Park came from behind, then held off a hard charging Premier high school in a 20-14 win. 

But that was football.

Both are traditional football powerhouses, but it's hoop season and time for the two vastly different programs. 

Premier has the leagues best record this year with two of those wins against Verde.  In their last meeting, The Titans big front court dominated the boards as Jamie Throton had an impressive return af an intury.  Hichum Lakdar was aslo trouble for Verde.  Their first matchup was an overtime thriller, but again, Premeirs big men wore down & slowed down Verde and the game was settled from the free throw line. 

Verde Park has had its way with most of the other teams and they posses two of the leagues top scorerss in Mike Peru and Kaliffe Gentry, both first team All-AAC candidates.  They also have a banger of their own in Raheem Valasquez, a top rebounder and All-City selectee.

Both teams are full of surprises.  Verde brought up two key players form the leagues top JV squad, as did Premier.  But a key player may be newcomer Sheldon Logan, who after seeing limited action his previous three games, was unleashed.  Teamed with Player Of The Year candidate Markel Andino, they could easily match Verde's speed.

It's Go Time.

 



Tuesday, February 9
AAC ALL PSL & ALL CITY TEAMS

2010 AAAC ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL LEAGUE TEAM

FIRST TEAM
Markel Andino (Premier)
Warren Everett (Maya)
Michael Edison (Maya)
Julian Westmoreland (Westland)
Hicham Lakdar (Premier)

2nd Team
James Tillman (Premier)
Jamie Thorton (Premier)
Eduardo Garnica (Westland)
Robert Horne (Maya)
Ed Sisqueros (Premier

3rd Team (Honorable mention)

Matt Schatzabel (Westland), Oinagi Anderson (Maya), (Maya), Xehul Destani (Maya), Manny Dyer (Westland), Alex Smith (Westland), Del Thompson (Westland)

2010 ALL-CITY AAAC TEAM

FIRST TEAM

Kaliffe Gentry (Verde Park),

Casey Sullenberger (Hope International)

Mike Peru (Verde Park)

Raheem Valasquez (Verde park)

Josh Taylor (Hope International)

Joe Fields (Hope International)

 



Thursday, February 11
PREMIER HOLDS ON, HOLDS OFF MAYA

PUBLIC SCHOOL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

PREMIER 33, MAYA 30

Down 29-20 with 2 minutes left, Maya goes on a 9-2 run and nearly upends Premier.  Sheldon Hogan (13 points) and Markel Andino (11) did most of th edamage for the Titans.  Warren Everett socred 10 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for Maya.  Michael Edison and Robert Horne scored 6 each. Premier led 15-13 at the half.



Thursday, February 11
VERDE HEADS TO ANOTHER TITLE GAME

AAAC CITY CHAMPIONSHIP

VERDE PARK 27, HOPE INTERNATIONAL 19

Verde Park led 16-5 att he half and was widening the gap until Hope made a run midway in the second half cutting the score to 20-16.  It was all Verde after that as the Doves game was not up to par all night long.



Thursday, February 11
CHAMPIONSHIP THURSDAY: GIRLS TOURNAMENT CONTINUES, BOYS PSL & CITY SEMIFINAL TODAY

IT'S GO TIME AS TEAMS VIE FOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

DEFENDING CHAMPION MAYA TAKES ON WESTLAND FOR THE GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP

MAYA (6-0) vs WESTLAND (1-6) AT 630pm (at Garcia School: 27th avenue, south of Buckeye)

Unless Westland pulls off an upset, Maya high school's Lady Jaguars can be the fisrt two time Class A League champions by winning their second championship in 3 years.  Led by Margaret Laban, a favorite to win girls player of the year, Maya is unbeaten and has beaten Westland 3 times this season in cluding a 26-13 win two weeks ago. 

Westland was winless in the regular season and suffered a few last minute losses, so they are considered far better than their record.  They had better be.  They would have to beat Maya tonite and again next Tuesday to pull off the biggest upset in league history. 

 

AAAC CITY CHAMPIONSHIP

HOPE INTERNATIONAL (5-2) vs VERDE PARK (5-3) 7:10pm (at Garcia School: 27th avenue, south of Buckeye)

These two traditional rivals split the regular season.  In the first game Verde used a balanced scoring effort in a 42-37 win on opening night.  In their January matchup, defending champion Hope upended Verde Park 39-30.  A Hope win would put them in the championship for the second straight year.  Verde, in it's first year in the AAAC for basketball has already won the football crown for 2009.  This one is for the City Championship and the winner plays the Public School League champion on Tuesday night.

 

AAAC PUBLIC SCHOOL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

PREMIER (5-1) vs MAYA (1-6) 7:55pm  (at Garcia School: 27th avenue, south of Buckeye)

Premier seems to have it's Titans in order att he right time.  Player of the year favorite Markel Andino has proven he can carry the load if he needs to.  Speaking of loads, Premiers James Tillman, Jamie Thorton and Chris Robles seem to be over lingering injuries.  That could be a problem for Maya as these guys take up a lot of space in the pain and according to Coach Andre Nillo, total over 700 pounds.  The Jaguars will, however, counter that size with smart play and athleticism.  Player of the year candidate Warren Everett is the leagues leading rebounder and shot blocker.  Team-mate Robert Horn and Mike Edison are also good defenders and will not back down.  Both the coaches are among the leagues winningest and have won football and girls team titles.  Andre Nillo's boys won the hoop title in 2008.  Maya's Kronstedt took his boys to the championship last year as a bottom seed.  Both are finalist for 2010 Coach Of The Year.

The winner plays the City Champion on Tuesday.

 

PAST LEAGUE CHAMPIONS HIGH SCHOOL

GIRLS CLASS A
YEAR
2009-2010: 
2008-2009:  PHOENIX PREMIER HIGH SCHOOL
2007-2008:  PHOENIX MAYA HIGH SCHOOL
2006-2007:  PHOENIX CAREER SUCCESS HIGH SCHOOL
2005-2006:  SCOTTSDALE JESS SCHWARTZ JEWISH COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
2004-2005:  PHOENIX WILSON HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS CLASS A
YEAR
2009-2010
2008-2009       TOLLESON HOPE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY
2007-2008       PHOENIX PREMIER HIGH SCHOOL
2006-2007       AVONDALE ESTRELLA HIGH SCHOOL
2005-2006       PARADISE VALLEY OCOTILLO HIGH SCHOOL
2004-2005       PHOENIX CAREER SUCCESS TECH


CONFERENCE (REGULAR SEASON) CHAMPIONS
GIRLS
2009-2010       PHOENIX MAYA HIGH SCHOOL
2008-2009       PHOENIX PREMIER HIGH SCHOOL
2007-2008       PHOENIX MAYA HIGH SCHOOL
2006-2007       AVONDALE ESTRELLA HIGH SCHOL
2005-2006       SCOTTSDALE JESS SCHWARTZ JEWISH COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
2004-2005       PHOENIX WILSON HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS
2009-2010       CITY CHAMPION:
2009-2010       PSL CHAMPION:
2008-2009       AVONDALE HOPE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY
2007-2008       TOLLESON THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL
2006-2007       LEONA CONFERENCE:  AVONDALE ESTRELLA
2006-2007       I-10 CONFERENCE: PHOENIX PREMIER
2005-2006      OCOTILLO HIGH SCHOOL
2004-2005      1-17 EAST: PHOENIX CAREER SUCCESS TECH
2004-2005      I-10 WEST: PHOENIX CAREER SUCCESS-GLENDALE


BOYS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
YEAR
2009-2010
2008-09 Josh Taylor & Levi Hill (Hope International)
2007-08 Ryan Nieto-Whitaker (Premier high school)
2006-07 Joshua Taylor (JWJ Academy)
2005-06 Royce Dobbs (Premier HS)   
2004-05 Durand White(Success-Glendale)

GIRLS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2009-2010:
2008-2009:  Juliana Young (Premier)
2007-2008:  Jessica Arias (Premier)
2006-2007:  Ashley Rocha (Maya HIgh School)
2005-2006:  Karen Finkelstien (Schwartz)
2004-2005:  Cynthia Quionnes (Wilson)

 

BOYS COACH OF THE YEAR
YEAR
2009-2010: 
2008-09 Shawn Simpson (Hope International)
2007-08 Andre Nillo (Premier high school)
2006-07 Jon Kronsted (Maya) & Tiffany Washington (Summitt)
2005-06 Coach Gregory (Arizona Charter) 
2004-05 Art Wilson (Success Tech)


GIRLS COACH OF THE YEAR
2009-2010:
2008-2009: Andre Nillo (Premier)
2007-2008: Jon Kronsted (Maya)
2006-2007: Jen Kincaid (Estrella HS)
2005-2006: Coach Reco (Arizona charter)

Click here for the league championship link...

 



Tuesday, February 9
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

WESTLAND FINALLY WINS ONE, A BIG ONE

GIRLS AAAC CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Westland 23, Premier 15

Westland outscored Premier 16-9 in the second half to avoid elimination and advance to the championship round of the girls 2010 tournament.  Elisa Hernaandez scored 14 points to lead Westland.  Mareshea Brooks had 8 rebounds and Beverly Hansen 6 as the Lady Scorpions dominated the boards.  Westland led 7-6 at the half.  Sabre Hughes led Premier with 8 pints.  Sier White had 5.

 

MAYA 31, Westland 27

Maya advances to the Public School League championship game after wearing donw a short handed Westland team.  Down 32-21, Westland gained its second win with under 30 seconds left to cut Maya's lead to 4 points.  Too little, too late.  A few fouls later, Maya moves on.

Warren Everett had a game high 17 points.  Eduardo Garnica & Manny Dyer combined for 20 points to lead Westland.

 



Monday, February 8
CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK KICKS OFF WITH GIRLS ELIMINATION ROUND AND PUBLIC SCHOOL LEAGUE BOYS SEMIFINAL

This is it.

 All or nothing.  The run for the 2010 AAC crown starts with girls and boys elimination rounds beginning Tuesday night at Garcia school, located on 27th avenue, south of Buckeye road.  Games begin at 630.

 

Public School League Girls Semifinal 

630pm: Westland vs Premier

Westland came to within a shot of an upset last week.  Premier showed some saavy, haging in there with two of their best players on the bench during crunch time.  Sier White got to watch from the bench as her team came through in the clutch last week in the double overtime win over the lady Scorpions.  Deana Brown, Sabre Huughes and Nellie Acosta hung tough and made plays when it counted.  Marshea Brooks had a big night for Westland, but will need help form her team mates if they are to advance.  The winner faces unbeated Maya in the championship game next Tuesday. 

 

Public School League Boys Semifinal 

710pm:  Maya vs Westland

Westland seems to have gotten it together as of late and may be peaking at the right time.  Eduardo Garnica & Julian Westmoreland had a chance to show their stuff at the all-star game.  Now they will need to come together with Matt Schatzabal and point guard Manny Dyer or they face an early exit.  Maya wont make it easy.  The Jaguars peaked last year in the playoffs and ended up in the championship game.  Westlands fast front court will face road blocks as Maya's Warren Everett and Robert Horne at shot blocking specialists and rebounding machines.   Val Ruvic and Xehul Destani have become great suooprt players.  If sharp shooting Big Mike Edison is on target, Westland could be in for a long night.  The winner takes on regular season PSL champ Premier on Thursday of the PSL championship.



Wednesday, January 27
ALL PSL & ALL CITY TEAMS TO BE NAMED TUESDAY. ALL AAC TEAM, PLAYER, COACH OF THE YEAR AND BLUE CHIP LIST OF OUR TOP 15 PLAYERS TO BE NAMED FRIDAY

ALL PSL & ALL CITY NOMINATIONS 

 

AAC ALL-PUBLIC SCHOOL LEAGUE NOMINEES

Markel Andino (Premier), Eduardo Garnica (Westland, Warren Everett (Maya), Michael Edison (Maya), Julian Westmoreland (Westland), Matt Schatzabel (Westland),  Robert Horne (Maya), Val Ruvic, (Maya), Xehul Destani (Maya), Manny Dyer (Westland), Alex Smith (Westland), Del Thompson (Westland), ed Sisqueros (Premier), Hickdam Lakdar (Premier), Jamie Thorton (Premier) , James Tillman (Premier)

 

AAC ALL-CITY LEAGUE NOMINEES

Kaliffe Gentry (Verde Park), Casey Sullenberger (Hope International), Mike Peru (Verde Park), Raheem Valasquez (Verde park), Joe Fields (Hope International), Josh Taylor (Hope International),  Joshua Wilmoth (Hope International), Larry Martinez (Hope International), Jeremy Grant (Hope International)

**First teamers wil start in All Star Showcase 

*** All-City/All PSL first teamers nominated for Alll-League Team.

****Showcase league featuring all players that participated this season will begin Thursday night play after the season.

*****The Gym will not be available for team practices/club practice after the season ends.

ALL GIRLS LEAGUE NOMINEES

Yeni Martinez, Sabre Hughes, Deanna Brown, Sier White, Hughes (Premier), Lindsey Reynolds, Elisa Hernandez,  Marcia Brooks (Westland), Margaret Leban, Shaniqua Everett, Jessica Rivera (Maya)

More players to be named as coaches nominations are submitted



Friday, February 5
PREMIER GIRLS BEAT WESTLAND IN A NAIL-BITER, ALL STAR GAME A HIT, MAYA GIRLS STAY UNBEATEN

GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

GAME 1: WESTLAND TAKES PREMIER TO THE LIMIT

Clutch late three pointers by Marshea Brooks (12 points & 11 rebounds) kept Westland in the game, but in the end Premier's Lady Titans win 25-23.  The last 60 seconds of this one took an eternity and a two overtimes later Premier's bench steps up after a key player ends up out of the game.  Dee Brown, Nellie Acosta and Sabre Hughes combined for 17 points to carry Premier.

 

GAME 2:  MAYA SHUTS DOWN PREMIER

Margaret Leban had 7 points, Jessica Rivera and Shaniqua Everett had 8 rebounds each as Maya stays unbeaten .

 

AAAC BOYS SHOWCASE: LEAGUES BEST SHOW OFF, AND WHAT A SHOW!

GENTRY, WESTMORELAND & ANDINO LEAD ALL SCORERS

The All-City team, made up of players from Hope Internatinal and Verde Park defeat the Public School League trio of Westland, Maya & Premier High School players 49-40 in a fast break fest that featured a little of everything.

Shot blocking:  Warren Everett (Maya) & Raheem Valasquez ruled the paint with 4 blocks each.

Rebounding:  Westland's Julian Westmoreland had a game-high 9 rebounds, Verde Parks Kaliffe Gentry had 8.  Valesquez 7.  Everett, Joe Fields (Hope) and Josh Taylor (Hope) had 6 rebounds each.

Three pointers:  Hope's Larry Martinnez & Gentry had 3 three pointers each, Mike Peru (Verde) had two. Hope's Casey Sullenberger, Jose (Verde) and Valasquez had one each.  Premier's Hickam Lakdar had the lone PSL trey.

Steals galore:  Taylor led all with 3 but Westlands Manny Dyer, Westmoreland, Mike Edison (Maya), Sullenberger, Peru, Gentry & Everett had muliple steals of their own.

Gentry, the leagues leading scorer, led all with 16 points.  Westmoreland had 14, Markel Andino (Premier) had 11 and Sullenberger 9.

All are invited to participate in our "No-coach" showcase league starting after the season ends.  Playing in a supervised open-gym format, AAAC players wil have a chance to play after the season and possibly compete on our travel tournament teams.

Talk to Coach Mo or Coach Chase for details.

 

 



Thursday, February 4
PLAYOFFS BEGIN TODAY WITH TIPOFF OF GIRLS DOUBLE ELIMINATION CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
2010 girls PHS vs WHS

Girls teams from Maya, Westland & Premier high schools match up today for the opening round of the AAAC League Championships.  The double elimination tournament starts with two games tonight at Garcia elementary school, located on 27th avenue, south of Buckeye.

The first game pits the # 2 seeded Premier Lady Titan against the #3 Westland Lady Scorpions.  Although talented with at least 3 returning players, Westland has come close, but has had a tough time posting a win.  Premier on the other hand is looking good and the defending champions hope to repeat.  The winner plays Maya in the second game following the boys All-star game.  The looser will play the looser of the second game. Game time is 6:30pm.

Top seed Maya won the title in 2008.  The Lady Jag's are unbeaten this season and it will be hard to change that.  They also have one of the leagues best scorers and one of the best defenders.

Also, like the boys, interested players will be welcone to join our showcase league following the season.  Workouts will be on Tuesdays, open gym games Thursdays at Kuban school, located on 31st ave & Sherman, a few blocks north of 31st & Buckeye.  Top players will have a chance to play on travel teams this March and possibly over the spring & summer.  See Coach Mo for details.



Tuesday, February 2
2010 ALL STAR GAME ROSTERS (4 Feb, 2010 @ 710pm, Garcia School)

AAC STAR GAME ROSTERS

PSL ALL STARS

STARTERS

Markel Andino (Premier), Eduardo Garnica (Westland), Warren Everett (Maya), Michael Edison (Maya), Julian Westmoreland (Westland)  - Injured: James Tillmon & Jamie Thorton (Premier HS)

Reserves

Ed Sisqueros (Premier), Hickdam Lakdar (Premier), Matt Schatzabel (Westland),  Robert Horne (Maya), Manny Dyer (Westland) , Val Ruvic, (Maya), Xehul Destani (Maya)

Coaches:  Head Coach Andre Nillo (Premier), Coach Schatzabel (Westland), Jon Kronsteadt (Maya)

 

 

 

ALL-CITY LEAGUE ALL-STARS

STARTERS 

Kaliffe Gentry (Verde Park), Casey Sullenberger (Hope International), Mike Peru (Verde Park), Raheem Vasques (Verde park), Josh Taylor (Hope International)

Reserves

Joe Fields (Hope International), Jeremy Grant (Hope International), Larry Martinez (Hope International), , Josh Wilmoth (Hope International)

Coaches:  Head Coach-Rodney Crossin (Verde park), Assistant-Shawn Simpson (Hope International)

**First teamers wil start in All Star Showcase 

*** All-City/All PSL first teamers nominated for Alll-League Team.

****Showcase league featuring all players that participated this season will begin Thursday night play after the season.

*****The Gym will not be available for team practices/club practice after the season ends.



Monday, February 1
SHOWCASE LEAGUE TO START THURSDAY AFTER CHAMPIONSHIPS

Our annual showcase league will start after the championships.  Boys & Girls that wish to sharpen their skills and continue to participate in basketball are strongly encouraged to sign up.  The league will b erun by Coach Mo & Chase.  Players will continue to represent their schools, but they will participate on mixed teams.  The goals is to allow our best players to participate on All-star teams coaches by Mo, Chase and other coaches from Coach Mo SportsGroup. 

We wil also offer footballs skills camps and track camps in the near future. 

Contact us if you are interested.

 



Monday, February 1
REGULAR SEASON TO END WITH KEY MATCHUPS

PREMIER & MAYA'S GIRLS LOCK UP IN POSSIBNLE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

PREMIER & VERDE HOOPSTERS IN FINAL PLAYOFF TUNE UP

6:00pm

Basketball 6:30 PM PREMIER (G) vs. MAYA (G)

The top two girls pograms meet as the Girls Championship series starts on Thursday.  Maya has improved and already dominant front court and the have player of the year canidates in Margaret Leban & Shaniqua Everett.  Jessica Rivera has played well as of late also, with 13 points in her last outing.  Led by their own player of the year candidate, Sier White, Premier's depth has them looking for a title run also. 

7:00pm

Basketball 7:10 PM Verde Park HS JV vs. Premier HS JV

What a way to end the JV season as two of the leagues top junior programs face off in the JV finale.  Several of these players will be on the varsity roster next week for the playoffs.  Most are invited to the showcase league that starts next week. 


Basketball 7:45 PM Verde Park vs. Premier

Two championship teams and two of the leagues top athletic programs face off.  Premier has one a titile in both sports and is the leagues winningest program.  Verde has had instant success in football and is making a run at the hoop title.  Verde could have as many as 4 starters in the all-star game and several post season honors are headed their way.  Premier has been dealing with injuires but has perservered.  These two could see each other again in the big show next week.

 

 



Wednesday, February 3
Titans Roll Over Verde, Lady Jaguars Make Statement

HIGHAM LAKDAR'S 12 POINTS PACE PREMIER

Higham Lakdar scored 12 points, Jamie Thorton 10 and Edward Sisquros 9 as a revamped Premier team dominated highly regarded Verde Park 46-29.  Verde's usually reliable hot shooters a had a tough noght at the office.  The Titans showed to mercy, wining the battle on the boards also-27-12.  The game also marked the return of Thorton & James Tilman (5 points, 5 rebounds)from injuries.  Markel Andino, who carried the load along with Lakdar in their absence, had 5 rebounds and 5 assists.  Daniel Caedena had 6 pints and 6 rebounds.

Mike Peru led Verde Park with 20 points and 5 rebounds.

 

MAYA GIRLS EDGE PREMIER 14-9 

Jessica Duran's 6 pints pace Maya.  Premier faces Westland Thursday in the first round of the girls double-elimination championship series.  The winner faces Maya later that night following the boys all-star game.  Thursday's loosing teams play in the elimination round next Tuesday.

 

JUNIOR VARSITY

Jordan Jackson, Terrance Gentry and Mario Lopez combine for 21 points for Verde Park.  Xavier YBarra scored 10 to lead Premier.



Friday, January 29
Basketball Roundup:Maya girls, Westland Boys win

Thursday Night Results

GIRLS: MAYA 26, WESTLAND13
Jessica Rivera dominated in second half as Maya vruised to a win in
the 2nd half

BOYS JV-- MAYA vs. WESTLAND

1st 2nd Final
*Maya 13 6 19*
Westland 4 6 10


BOYS VARSITY -- MAYA vs. WESTLAND

1st 2nd Final
Maya 16 15 31
*Westland 15 18 33*

Westland hurt themselves with turnovers...Maya shot well from the FT
line...WarRen Everett gave Maya a 31-30 lead after knocking down two
free throws...Julian Westmoreland's steal and three pointer in
transition to gave Westland a 33-31 lead with 10.2 seconds left...Maya was
called for a 3 second viloation and Westland ran out the final seconds to
win the game.



Wednesday, January 27
Thursday's matchups
Thursday, January 28 2010   
6:00pm

Basketball 6:00 PM WESTLAND G vs. MAYA (G)

Maya has been the better team so far this season.  Margaret Leban and board queen Shaniqua Everett have been a tough duo.  They just got by Westland a few weeks ago by 1.  Westland has been coming up short and didnt do well last week as most of the team was sick.  They should be charged up and ready to make a good showing for the upcoming championship series.  Lindsey Reynolds, Elisa Hernandez and Marcia Brooks headline a roster that can pull off an upset as the series start.  if they are recovered. 


Basketball 6:40 PM Westland HS JV vs. Maya HS JV

7:25pm

Basketball 7:25 PM Westland vs. Maya

Premier looks to have a lock on the Public School league's regular season and the top seed for the championship game.  Westland & Maya will face each other in the preliminaries, but with injuries hurting the Titans, it may be a free for all come tournament time.  Westland's upperclassmen need to get it done.  Remeber, Maya had only 1 win last season & ended up in the championship game, loosing by a buzzer beater as time expired. 

 

8:10pm

Basketball 8:10 PM Premier vs. Hope International

CANCELLED

 

 



Monday, January 25
ALL STAR GAME GAME SET FOR 4 FEBRUARY: NOMINATIONS DUE FRIDAY

ALL STARS 

Our annual Boys All-Star game is scheduled for 4 February.  A girls game would be scheduled depending on when their tournament ends.

Coaches need to email their nominations to Coach Mo no later than noon on Friday.  Selections will be released on Monday the 1st.  Coaches may nominate up to 6 players from their team.

Email selections to coachmo@coachmo.com

 

POST SEASON SHOWCASE LEAGUE

We will offer a  post season showcase league coached by Chase, Coach Renee & Coach Mo after the season sends.  Players will have open gym on Tuesdays and games on Thursdays.  Top players will be selected to play in high school & AAU tournaments on teams sponsored by NFL All-Pro Safety Adrian Wilson.

More details to come.

 

PLAYOFFS? 

Check out our caledar for the playoff schedule.

 



Tuesday, January 26
PERU & GENTRY TAKE DOWN WESTLAND, HOPE CRUISES BEHIND SUFFENBURGERS 11
2010 BB Maya vs Hope JAN 16

Hope's Schozzlinger, free throws, key to win over Maya

Casey Suffenbuger scored 11 points led Hope as they pulled out one against Maya 34-31.  The Doves held off a Jaguar comeback outshooting them from the free throw line in the closing minute.  Maya's Michael Edison led all scores with 13 points.  Warren Everett had 9 rebounds  and 7 points for the Jagaurs.

Mike Peru scores 16 as verde runs by Westland 

Westland held a slight lead in the first half, but were out run 31-14 in the second by a faster Verde in the second half as verde wins 44-27.  Led by Mike Peru's 16 points, Westland got into a track meet with Verde and were simply outgunned.  Kaliffe Gentry added 11 points and 7 rebounds.  Raheem Valquez had a game high 8 rebounds.  Julian Westmoreland & Eduardo Garnica combined for 15 pints for the Scorpions.

 

 

Junior Varsity scores

Verde Park 32, Maya 23

Mario Lopez scored 10 points, Sergio Torres & Arvin Villena 6 each for Verde Park.  Carlos Soqui had 6 rebounds.  Raymond Vest led Maya with 8 points. 

Verde Park 30, Westlanmd 14

Terrence Gentry scored 10 points and had 11 rebounds, Jordan Jackson 8 & Mario Lopez 6 for Verde.  Carlos Soqui  had 6 rebounds.  Joseph Mullenax, Anthony Davis, Raul Hernandez & Anthony Pina played well for Westland.



Thursday, January 21
UPCOMING GAMES
2010 BB Casey Schauszenberger
Hope's Casey Schauszenberger had a career night vs Westland

Tuesday, January 26 2010

6:00pm

Basketball 6:00 PM Verde Park HS JV vs. Maya HS JV
Basketball 6:40 PM Maya vs. Hope International

Hope's Casey Suffenbuger drilled Maya for 21 points last week and his team mates backed him up as they held off a late rally.  Last year's co-player of the year Joe Fields is still a go-to man and a rally killer with his clutch shooting.  Josh Taylor is still lingering and canmake big plays, but he's not the show stopper he one was.  Maya needs this one, going into the PSL tournament.  Remember, the Jaguars went to the championship last year as a bottom seed.  Coach K is working on something here.  Rebounding machine Warren Everett is 24 rebounds away from the league single season mark.

 

7:30pm Basketball 7:30 PM Westland HS JV vs. Verde Park HS JV
8:10pm

Basketball 8:10 PM Westland vs. Verde Park

Westland uis a mystery team,  They wont give the ball to two of the leagues best players i sure-firse all stars Eduardo Garnica & Julian Westmoreland , and for what?  They could challenge for the PSL, but as in football they dont get it.  Verde is on a mission. They have a legit championship program.  The only way to a title game is through Hope, and blowing by a confused Westland may get them there. 

 

 

 



Thursday, January 21
Hope Sweeps Westland & Maya, Suffenbuger scores 30, Maya's Everett a double-double
2010 BB Maya vs Hope 1

HOPE INTERNATIONAL 31, WESTLAND 20

Hope wears down a undermanned Scorpion squad from the free throw line.  Casey Suffenbuger scored 9 points to lead Hope.

HOPE INTERNATIONAL 36, MAYA 31

Hope led most of the game and held off a late Jaguar rally to improve its record to 4-2. Casey Suffenbuger led all with 21 points.  Maya's Warren Everett had another double-double14 rebounds and 11 points.

 



Sunday, January 17
THURSDAY'S MATCHUPS
2010 BB MAYA Everett
Maya's Warren Everett had 9 blocked shots vs Premier

Basketball 6:00 PM Hope International vs. Westland

Hope edged Westland in their last meeting 42-40.  Westland is fresh off a convincing win over previously unbeaten.  The Scorpions turned loose Julian Westmoreland, who scored at will on his way to a season high 25 point night.  Hope also is coming off a big win, downing rival Verde Park recently.  Casey Suffenbugerger and 2009 Co-players of the year Joe Fields & Josh Taylor seem to be getting in snce with the rest of the Dove's supporting cast.  I big game for both programs.

 

Basketball 7:00 PM Hope vs. Maya  

A test for both.  Two of the leagues more athletic teams face off. Maya looked good until the last shot in their last outing.  They clearly outran Premier, but a buzzer shot took them out in the end.  Before that The Jaguars front court played step for step with the front line of the Titans.  Hope looks to be in sync as this is the last season for most of a group that has been together for 3 to 4 years.  Anything less than a championship would be unacceptable.

 

ALL GAMES SCHEDULED THURSDAY THE 22ND BETWEEN PREMIER & MAYA ARE CANCELLED.  NOT PLANS TO RESCHEDULE AT THIS TIME.



Tuesday, January 19
Yeni martinez leads Premier, Westmoreland scores 25 in upset

GIRLS SCORE

PREMIER 27, WESTLAND 6

Yeni Martinez had 6 points, 6 rebounds and 5 steals as Premier takes down Westland.  Sier White had 13 points and 8 steals.  Deanna Brown also had 4 steals.

VARSITY BOYS 

WESTLAND 41, PREMIER 25

Westland led 25-17 at the half, then held on to a 39-25 win over Premier.  Westland jumped out in front as Julian Westmoreland (25 points, 10 rebounds) took over the athletically for Westland to start the game and led a 10-0 run to hold off a Titan rally (they closed the score to 27-25 at one point).  Matt Schazabel's 3 pointer at the 3 minute mark started the run and stunned Premier.  Eduardo Garnica scored 10 for Westland.  Markel Andino led Premier with 8 points and 10 rebounds.

JV Results

PREMIER 17, WESTLAND 14 

Premier won the rebound battle ad the game as Xavier Ybarra had 12 rebounds, John and Javon Garner had 5 each.  Ybarra led the Titans with a game high 12 points.  Joseph Mullennax led Westland with 8 points.



Tuesday, January 19
POST SEASON APPROACHES: PUBLIC SCHOOL LEAGUE ACTION HEATS UP THIS WEEK

GIRLS TEAMS, JV TEAMS, BOYS VARSITY TAKE OVER GARCIA GYM THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AS THE SEASON WINDS DOWN

GIRLS

Westlands girls, just like the boys, are a shot away from being in the drivers seat.  They have the talent and a few of them have been together the past couple of seasons.  Lindsey Reynolds, Elisa Hernandez and Marcia Brooks are three of the leagues top players.

Maya is unbeaten and led by player of the year candidate Margaret Leban and defensive stopper Shaniqua Everett.  Well coached, they also have the leagues best supporting cast.

Premier is the mystery team as several players have shown flashes of leadership, but the backcourt tandem of Sabre Hughes and Sier White are the teams most consistant players both offensively and defensively.

 

BOYS 

This week and next Thursday school spirit & School Pride on the line as triple-header type schedules pit traditional rivals against each other with a lot at stake. 

Playoff Seeding:  In actual league play, as of now, Premier is in first (2-0), Maya 1-1 & Westland 0-2.  A Premier win tonite can clinch at least a share, but its wide open right now. 

The Titans are front runners as they are unbeaten (4-0) this year and have won their last two without two of there big guns on the floor.  Swingman Makel Andino has taken a leadership role and the rest of the roster has stepped it up, not to mention they have a loaded JV team.  When Jamie Thorton & James Tillman return, watch out.

Maya has been paced by a similar group and has just as much team speed and height.  More athletic, Maya also hosts a number of shot blockers led by Warren Evrett.  Evrett and Premiers Thorton & Tillman all average around 8 rebounds.  Big Michael Edison, amontg the leagues all-time scorers is a clutch shooter  in his own right.  Like Premier, Maya is rich in JV talent, so the future and the post season looks bright.

Westland, though 0-2/0-4, is no push over and won't be overlooked.  A shot here a,d a free throw there and they are 3-1 or better.  They have super-athletic swingman Julian Westmoreland, who is tough on both sides of the ball and emerging talent in Eduardo Garnecia on one hand and returning leadership in point guard Jamie Dwyer and sharpshooter Matt Shatzabel in the other.  Its time to get it together and gain some momentum before the conference tournement.

 

HOPE & VERDE PARK

Dr, Jeckyl & Mr. Hyde.  Hoss one & Hoss two.  Cash & Carry.  Run & Gun.  Rain Men.

Depends on who shows up.

Verde Park was a run-away favorite early in the season with an 9 man rotation that kept fresh, talented & fast waves, relentlesssly at unsuspection opponents.  Sharpshooters for three point land kept defenders off balance and a full court press that was suffocating to say the least made our 2009 football champs th eteam to beat.  But recent losses to Premier and defending champ Hope make these guys look more human.  But watch out, they are loaded.  Mike Peru has been tough to guard and is hugh on the boards and as a shot blocker.  Raheem Valesquez is one of the leagues elite rebounders and Kaliffe Gentry one of the top clutch shooters.  In fact, Verde is loaded with clutch shooters and standup defenders.

Hope International.  Midway through the season, the team that called Garcia home for most of the summer looked like they were falling apart.  A big win over Verde has seemingly changed their stride and a better attitude on the court has helped opverall play.  The more they whine, those worse they play, so coach Simpson has taken a "shut & play" approach that has seemed to work.  5th year senior Josh Taylor is still the boss but recent play by Casey Suffenbuger and the steady Joe Fields has the Doves eying another trophy.

One fact remains, one the winner of the city Championsip between Verde & Hopw can advance the the league championship.

 



Sunday, January 17
TUESDAYS MATCHUPS
2010 BB Markel Andino
Markel Andino had 4 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 three pointers vs Maya

Basketball 6:30 PM WESTLAND G vs. PREMIER (G)

 Premier got by Westland last week by 2 as Sierra White scored 6 points for Premier.  Westland's Marshea Brooks is one of the leagues top rebounders. 

Basketball 7:10 PM Westland HS JV vs. Premier HS JV  

 Basketball 7:45 PM Westland vs. Premier  

Westland has had tough luck this year period.  Two losses by two points, one by 5 and a buzzer shocker last week.  Westland's Julian Westmorel

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Saturday, December 9
OCOTILLO BEATS THOMAS JEFFERSON
BB05 Tyrone Bruno
Ocotillo's Tyrone Bruno had a double-double against Thomas Jefferson
OCOTILLO 25, THOMAS JEFFERSON 23

Ocotillo, with an 11 game regular season winning streak, was in control most of the game (leading 13-2 at the half), up by 7 at one point, but at the 2 minute mark of the second half Jefferson came storming back. With 20 seconds left, Ocotillo commited a costly foul and the score 25-21 (Ocotillo).

Down 25-23, Jefferson had one last shot but missed on a tip in. Tyrone Bruno had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Ocotillo. 2004 All-AAC defender Bobby Hendrix led Jefferson with 6 points and 8 rebounds.






Monday, December 4
PLAYOFF/TOURNAMENT NEWS
Boys Playoff tournament info:
Leona Conference: Top four teams qualify. Single elimination

I-10 Conference: Top four teams qualify. Single elimination

Girls League: Top 6 teams, best two get a bye.

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06BB Fans 2
Wednesday, December 6
WESTLAND ROLLS, BEATS SUMMITT
06BB WLHS Jeremy Brown
Westland's Jeremy Brown had 13 pints and 6 steals against Summitt
Westland 20, Summitt 17

Defense ruled in the firsr half as the two teams traded rare baskets taking a 9 all score into the halftime break. In the second hald, Summitt took the lead after an 8-0 run. Behind 3 steals by Jeremy Brown, Westland came roaring back with a run of their own (9-0) to take the lead at the 3 minute mark. Down 18-17 with 12 seconds left, Summitt had last possesion and a chance to win, but Brown sealed the win with a timely steal and lay up for the final score. Brown finished with 4 rebounds and six steals. Robert Savala chipped in 10 rebounds for Westland. Miguel Alcantar had 6 points and 5 rebounds to lead Summitt, Debrown Dixon also had 6 points for the Bulldogs.




BB06 CAREER SUCCESS DRUMLINE
Bring the noise: Career Success' drum line was a hit Wednesday night
Wednesday, December 6
ESTELLA RUNS BY CAREER SUCCESS
BB06 Succes vs Estrella Dec
Outhustled: Estrella surrounded the boards and ran the floor vs Success
Estrella 31, Success 21


Led by Carl Crayton's 14 points, a smaller but athletic Estrella dominated the boards but missed their first six shots before taking a 6-0 lead into the 9 minute mark. Success battled back, but at 4 minute mark Estrella went on another 8-0 scoring spree on the strength of 4 straight fast break layups to take a 18-5 lead into the half.

Success came out motivated in the second half but poor free throw shooting, turnovers and the fact that a smaller, faster, Estrella team had multiple second and third shots on goal proved too much to overcome. Alex Escobedo and Adrienne Leonne each had a game high 7 rebounds each, Ray Almanew added 5 for Estrella. Success was led by Lamont Blevins' season high 7 steals and 7 points. Victor Delgado added 6 points and four steals.   Malik Hennix had 9 rebounds.



Wednesday, December 6
PREMIER STILL UNBEATEN AFTER WIN OVER WEST PHOENIX
BB06 Fans west phx dec 6 2
Premier 30, West Phoenix 5


Too many turnovers and missed layups by West to a 12-1 halftime lead. Premier shot well from the field and and cruised to a easy win over West Phoenix. Premier ruled the boards as Marciel Tarver (7), Elisandro Cordova (5), John leon (5) and Stetson White (4 rebounds, 5 steals) all had big nights on the glass. Alfonso Lowe contributed with 4 steals, 3 rebounds and four points.

Premier deployed their usual swarming defense and and the lapups came easy as West had a hard time with the basketball. One bright spot for West Phoenix were their noisy fans. Despite the score, they kept the school spirit going.

Tarver led all scorers with 17 points, he also had 4 blocked shots






Friday, December 8
SUMMITT STOPS #1 PREMIER
BB06 Summitt huddle
Rally Round The Family:Summitt rebounds after a loss to Westland to beat Premier
SUMMITT 28, PREMIER 24

In a matchup between two of the leagues better defensive teams, Summitt led 10-8 at the half.

After a slow second half start, Summitt pulled away and led by as much as 10 points. In the last minute, Premier mounted a comeback attempt, but Summitt hung on for the upset.

Miguel Alcantar led Summit with 9 points. Debraun Dixon had a big night with 8 points ann 8 rebounds. Daniel Saucedo also chipped in 8 points.

Premier was led by Alfonso Lowe's 9 points and 6 rebounds. Marciel Tarver had 8 points and 7 rebounds.






Friday, December 8
JWJ 25, MAYA 20
BB06 JWJ Coach Simpson
Sharped dressed man: Coach Simpson's JWJ team is on the move
JWJ ACADEMY 25, MAYA 20


JWJ led 14-10 at the half. Maya came back in the second half to tie it 14-14, but JWJ outscored the Jaguars 10-0 and led 24-14 at the one minute mark. Maya came back with 7 straight point of their own but JWJ held on to win 25-20.

Josh Taylor led JWJ with 9 points, 8 steals and 7 rebounds. Adrian Sanfie chipped in with 8 points.

Joe Tucari had a league season high 15 rebounds and 7 points.


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Monday, December 11
STATISTICS
SCORING (Points per game)
Taylor (JWJ) 11.4, Brown (WLHS) 11.0, Hennix (CS) 10.0, Tarver (PHS) 9.6, Savala (WLHS) 9.0, Alcanter (SHS) 8.0, Bruno (OHS) 7.3, Lowe (PHS) 7.0

3 POINT FIELD GOALS
Delgado (CS) 5, Sanfie (JWJ) 3, Payton (JWJ) 3

REBOUNDS PER GAME
Savala (WLHS) 11.5, Tucari (MHS) 11.5, Tarver (PHS) 7.0, Bruno (OHS) 6.7, Taylor (JWJ) 5.8

STEALS
Taylor (JWJ) 27, White (PHS) 18, Delgado (CS) 17, Brown (WLHS) 10, Saucedo (SHS) 9, Lowe (PHS) 8, Blevins (CS) 8, Tarver (PHS) 7, Alcanter (SHS) 7, Garcia (PHS) 7

BLOCKED SHOTS
Taylor (JWJ) 7, Gray (CS) 3



Monday, December 11
JWJ OUTDUELS SUMMITT
JWJ 38, SUMMITT 37

JWJ jumped out to a 4-0 lead, but Miguel Alcantor's back to back 3 pointers put Summitt into the game. Summitt led at the half 18-17. JWJ went on a 7-2 run and led 24-20, but Summtt fought back again on the strength of back to back Alcantor three pointers and led 28-26 at the 8 minute mark.

Down 32-26, JWJ mounted a comeback of their own as Josh Taylor scored 8 unanswered points to include a 3 pointer to tie the game at the 2:30 mark. From that point it was pretty much a standoff and the game went into overtime.

Taylor continued his hot streak scoring the first 4 points of the overtime period. After Taylor put on a 20 second dribbling exhibition, Summitt got the ball back and Miguel Saucedo hit a jumper closing the score to 38-37 with 5 seconds left. Taylor missed the free throw and Summitt simply ran out of time.




Monday, December 11
GIRLS BASKETBALL OPENER: OCOTILLO BEATS WEST PHOENIX
OCOTILLO 21, WEST PHOENIX 2


Alyssia Medina scored 10 points as Ocotillo went up 13-2 at the half and coasted to a win over West Phoenix. Ahsley Reade (11 steals) scored 5 for the Geckos and Karilyn James-King added 4. Medina had a game high 7 rebounds. JamesKing and Reade added 6 each.




BB06 1213 fans packed
Stands were packed with Success, Premier, Estrella and West Phoenix fans
Wednesday, December 13
WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS
BB06 Estrellas Daniels and Crayton
Estrella's Carl Crayton and Andre Daniels
OCOTILLO 22, #1 WESTLAND 18
Ocotillo slowed down Westland's run offense and held on to win 22-18. Tyrone Bruno had 10 rebounds for Ocotillo as the Geckos pretty much ruled the boards. Dante Medina had 8 points to lead Ocotillo in scoring and Danny Thomas had 6 rebounds and 5 steals. Jeremy Brown scored 12 points and had 4 steals for Westland. Robert Savala had 11 rebounds and two blocked shots.


CAREER SUCCESS 22, WEST PHOENIX 17
A much improved West Phoenix team pressed Success until the last minute in this one. The score was close most of the game, but turnovers and missed free throws proved to be the key in the Career Success win. Tony Montgomery scored 10 points to lead Career Success. Lamont Blevins had 6 points and 6 steals. Malik Hennix had 6 rebounds. West Phoenix was led by Jesus Cuevas' 12 points and 5 rebounds. Richard Moreno added 5 points and 7 rebounds.


#5 ESTRELLA 34, #3 PREMIER 26
Up 22 to 21 at the half, Estrella shut down Premier and outscored them 12-5 in the second half improving their record to 2-0. Premier drops to 5-2, their second straight loss to a ranked team. Estrella's Andre Daniels led all scorers with 17 points. Estrella had 14 steals on the night and again out-rebounded and out-hustled their opponent.



BB06 Success vs West 1 500
Career Success & West Phoenix battle under the boards

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Friday, December 15
FRIDAY'S RESULTS
BB06 Estrella n Summitt coaches
Estrella & Summitt in a Leona Group showdown
ESTRELLA 27, SUMMITT 20
Down 24-12, Summitt (2-3) came rolling back to make the score 24-20 at one point, but fell 27-20 to Estrella (3-0).    Andre Daniels and Carlos Crayton led Estrella with 11 points each. Adrienne Leone (5), Crayton (4) and Alex Escobedo (4) led Estrella in rebounding.

Debraun Dixon had 8 points and 7 rebounds for Summitt. Erin Scrogging led all players with 10 rebounds.




PEORIA ACCELERATED 36, WEST PHOENIX 19
Peoria (wins in its opening AAC/Leona Group league play leading throughout the game in their victory over West Phoenix (0-3). Joseph De LaRosa connected on 4 three pointers enroute to scoring 13 points as Peoria Accelerated high school won in it's debut in the AAC and its Leona Conference opener. Joseph Watson scored 5 points and William Ferraro, Rudy Lupercio and Ollie Watson each scored 4 in supporting roles. Josev Watson led Peoria with 5 rebounds. DeLaRosa and Marc Washington had 4 rebounds each.

West Phoenix was down 19-12 at the half, but was outscored by Peoria (1-0) 17-6 in the second half.    Richard Moreno led West Phoenix with 10 points and 8 rebounds.





BB06 Summitt vs Estrella midcourt
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Friday, January 12
RESULTS
BB06 Adrienne Leon
Estrella's Adrienne Leon had a breakout game against Ocotillo
6:30 PM
ESTRELLA 46, OCOTILLO 32
After a slow start, Ocotillo took the lead after a Justin Kromrie layup and led 11-6 at the 7 minute mark. Ocotillo slowed the usually up tempo Rattlers and led 15-6 after a Max Sellers shot. Ocotillo's ability to slow the game down to their liking, a half court pace was the key in the first half. Estrella managed to speed the game up and cut into ocotillo's lead, but a slimmed down Sellers cut through the middle seemingly at will as Ocotillo led 21-15 with under a minute left in the half. The Rattlers came storming back, picking up the pace and went on a 5-0 run capped by a Adrienne Leon 3 point play closing it to 21-20 at the half.

In the second half, Ocotillo's half court game was halted as Estrella came out running and deploying a full court press and led 36-25 at the 8 minute mark. Soon after that, Max Sellers fouled out and Estrella outscored and outrebounded Ocotillo the rest of the way for the win.

Adrienne Leone scored 19 points and had 12 rebounds to lead Estrella. Alex Escobedo (10), Andre Deniels (9) and Carl Crayton (7) aslo contributed. Ocotillo scoring leaders were Tyrone bruno (11), Justin Kromrie (10) and Max Sellers (9).




7:30 PM
SUMMITT 24, PEORIA ACCELERATED 16
Summit Didn't agree with the fact that Peoria came out the blocks ranked #2. They took it personally and did something about it. This one got off to a slow start, 6 minutes until the first bucket. Summit led 6-2 at the 5 minute mark and seemed to be taking control as both teams slowed their pace. A Danny Saucedo jumper at the 2 minute mark made the score 10-2. Accelerated's Marc Washington answered with a 3 pointer closing it to 10-5.

Summitt led 13-5 at the half.
In the second hald both ersecond half, both teams settled down. Summit led 22-14 at the 3 minte mark but a Billy Ferraro jumper made it 22-16. Summit hung on to win and stay alive in the Leona conference race. Peoria lost their seond straight game. Danny Saucedo led all scorers with 9 points.


8:30 PM
West Phoenix (1-4) 29 vs. Maya (0-3) 20
A battle between two teams looking for their first win. Sloppy start but both teams played well, but it was a slow pace. West Phoenix led 11-6 at the half. West increased it's lead and pick upthe pace in the second half and led Maya (0-3/0-1) 21-11 at the 9:49 mark. West Phoenix (1-4/1-1) held on for the win. West's Jesus Cuevas led all scorers with 12 points. Richard Moreno added 11 rebounds. Joe Tucari led Maya with 7 points and 11 rebounds.






Saturday, December 23
2006 CONFERENCE PREVIEWS (COMING SOON)
BB06 Andre Daniels
2006 AAC football players of the year Andre Daniels looks for a hoop title
Who is the team to beat in the I-10 conference?

Can Ocotillo win the Leona Conference and repeat?

Can anyone stop JWJ's Josh Taylor?

Can Premier rebound and get back in the hunt?

How can you stop Estrella?

What is the deal with Westland & Summitt?




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BB07 Showcase league day 1G
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BB06  MLK finalists 500
Boys MLK Finalists: #1 Estrella vs #2 Premier
Sunday, January 15
ESTRELLA WINS ANNUAL MLK TOURNAMENT
BB06  MLK champs
Crown em': Estella wins the boys MLK tournament, still unbeaten.
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Top ranked Avondale Estrella High school beat JWJ in the opening round in a nail-biter and #2 Premier enroute to winning the 2007 AAC MLK Basketball Tournament.


BOYS MLK CLASSIC
GAME ONE
ESTRELLA 35, JWJ 30
Carl Crayton scored 10 points, Adrienne Leonne 9 and Andre Daniels 8 as Estrella outlasted JWJ. Josh Taylor led JWJ with 12 points. John Parker had 9 points and a carrer high 12 rebounds.


GAME TWO
PREMIER 28, PEORIA ACCELERATED 19
Soloman Ruelas scored 11 points as Premier cruises by Peoria Accelerated. Marciel Tarver and Alphonso Lowe added 7 points each. Accelerated was led by Ollie Watson (6 points & 6 rebounds) and Daniel Dial (4 points & 9 rebounds).


GAME THREE
PEORIA ACCELERATED 25, JWJ Academy 19
Daniel Dial had 8 points and 13 rebounds as Peoria Accelerated beats JWJ. Leonard Williams had 8 points and Marc Washington had 5 pints and 5 rebounds. Josh Taylor and John Parker had 9 points each for JWJ.


CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
ESTRELLA 46, PREMIER 39
In the championship round, Estrella led 16-14 at the half, then held on for a 46-39 win to take the boys MLK title. Carl Crayton and Adrienne Leon scored 12 points each for Estrella. Alex Escobedo added 9. Premier's Alfonso Lowe led all scorers with 14 points.



BB06 MLK Premier vs Esrella

Tuesday, January 2
AAC CHALLENGE INVITES (Monday, 19 February) NOTE THE DATE CHANGE!!!!!
Tournament tenative: Pending sponsorship
Otherwise it will be $100 per team

GIRLS INVITES
10am (Art Hamilton School)
Shootout format
Estrella, West Phoenix (Two teams TBA)
10am: West Phoenix vs TBA
11am: Estrella vs TBA
Noon: Loosers play
1pm: Championship game




BOYS TOURNAMENT
2pm at Art Hamilton School
Shootout format
Peoria Accelerated, West Phoenix, Westland, Thomas Jefferson
5pm: Success vs West Phoenix
6pm: Westland vs Ocotillo
7pm: Loosers play
8pm: Championship game





Thursday, January 4
LEONA CONFERENCE PREVIEW
BB06 Ocotillo coaches huddle 450
Defending champion Ocotillo High School huddles up
Here's a look at the 2007 Leona Conference and it's players, of course in no particular order.

OCOTILLO: A perennial power, the Gecko's are the defending champions and like last year, they are going to have to take the long road to earn their respect. Well coached, Ocotillo is one of the leagues first schools to actually get serious and scout their opponents. They also have player of the year canidate Tyrone Bruno. Krumrie & Berdica have to step it up on offense if the Ocotillo is to contend.

Top Players: Tyrone Bruno is a tough rebounder and great on defense. Bruce Berdica, Levi Lottis, Dante Medina and Justin Kromrie have all shown flashes of potential. Danny Thomas is tough on the boards.

They can win the Conference if: Like last year, peak at the right time, Bruno gets on a roll and Abel Muzzie makes his annual treck down from the hills and enrolls before the roster MLK cutoff date.

They won't win the conference if: They can't get by Estrella or keep giving up easy lay ups.

THE BIG GAME: A showdown with #1 Estrella to open their conference season. Just what the doctor ordered.



ESTRELLA: We knew they would be good, but not this good. They play a swarming defense and pound the boards like no one else. They just seem to keep coming from everywhere. Well coached & well diciplined. If they have a fault, they miss too many layups, but on the flip, they usually get their own boards.

Top Players: Carl Crayton has slashed though defenders with ease. Football's player of the year Andre Daniels is dominating in yet another sport. Fellow gridders Alex Escabedo, Ray Almaguer, and Adrienne Leon are all dominating the boards and playing great on defense.

They will win the conference if: They can stay on their current pace and stay focused...or if a football game breaks out.

They won't win if: They loose focus and forget about team play.

THE BIG GAME: 19 January vs Peoria Accelerated. If they beat Ocotillo, they could wrap up the regular season title early.



PEORIA ACCELERATED: First impressions last, they played as a team and were spectacular on defense in their opener. The Leona conference is deep and they take on Summitt and Ocotillo in league play after the break along with a couple of tournaments. We'll know who they are around King Day....

Top players: Joseph De La Rosa opened with 13 points. Joe Watson, William Ferraro, Rudy Lupercio and Dominick Wetzel played well in the opener.

They will win the conference if: They are better than the team that showed up against West Phoenix.

They won't win if: They can't continue to play swarming defense.

THE BIG GAME: January 12th against Summitt. This is one huge for Peoria.



SUMMITT: They play great, but only when they are behind. Early season favorites become have been torched by JWJ's Josh Taylor, Westland's Jeremy Brown and Estrella's Andree Daniels in games they had chances toin and losses that shook them out of the rankings. Well coached and great defensively.

Key players: Miguel Alcanter is doing it on defense and has great range. Debraun Dixon and Daniel Saucdeo both have game. Erin Scraggins is one of the leagues top rebounders.

They will win the conference if: They can keep from falling apart against top competition.

They won't win if: If they keep amking costly turnovers at crunch time.

THE BIG GAME: 12 January vs Peoria Accelerated. Summitt can't afford to go 0-2 and they can't afford to loose another big one.



MAYA: Like JWJ, these guys are young, very young and will have to grow up yesterday. Getting footballer Joe Tucari has raised hopes as he leads the league in rebounding and is playing well on defense. Team hopes rest on his improvement and their own rapid development. They are in good hands with Coach K.

Key Players: Joe Tucari, Chris Valentine, George Galaviz, Dausey D'Andrade, Angel Madrid-Montes and Thomas Martinez.

They will win the conference if: Estrella and Ocotillo fall apart and all the planets lineup or if we can fast forward to next year.

They won't win if: They don't learn quick, fast and in a hurry.

THE BIG GAME: January 12th vs West Phoenix. Both are winless. A chance toget into the Leona conference race.




WEST PHOENIX: A real project in the works. They have a motivated coach and outstanding school support, but they have to learn to make the easy shots. They have had problems coming out in the second half, but it's something they can overcome. They can only get better.

Key players: Galindo, Richard Moreno

They will win the Leona Conference if: Let's just say it will take a lot, but it's possible.

They won't win if: If they keep on their current pace.

THE BIG GAME: January 12th vs Maya. West needs this one to show they belong.


Predicted order of finish.
1. Estrella
2. Ocotillo
3. Peoria Accelerated
4. Summitt
5. West Phoenix
6. Maya


Pre season all-conference: Tyrone Bruno (Ocotillo), Justin Krumrie (Ocotillo), Levi Leottis (Ocotillo), Carl Crayton (Estrella), Andre Daniels (Estrella), Adrienne Leon (Estrella), Joseph De La Rosa (Peoria Accelerated), Daniel Dial (Peoria Accelerated), Miguel Alcanter (Summitt), Daniel Saucdeo (Summitt), Debrown Dixon (Summitt), Joe Tucari (Maya), Galindo (West Phoenix), Jesus Cuevas (West Phoenix), Richard Moreno (West Phoenix)


Wednesday, January 10
HOOP NOTES
-CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR MLK INVITES
-WE WILL HAVE TO ADJUST THE SCHEDULE FOR GAMES ON 24 & 26 FEB AS HAMILTON WILL HOST A TOURNAMENT THAT WEEK. SO PLEASE STAY TUNED AS WE WILL MAKE ADJUSTMENTS THIS WEEKEND.

-SOME GAMES WILL START AT 530 AFTER THE ADJUSTMENT. IF YOUR BOYS AND GIRLS CANNOT PLAY ON THE SAME NIGHT, PLEASE REMIND ME.

-COACHES, ATHLETIC DIRECTORS!!!!! AS WITH ANY HIGH SCHOOL TEAM, TEAMS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HAVING THEIR OWN FIRST AID KITS AND A RESPONSIBLE ADULT ON THE BENCH OR IN THE STANDS TO ASSIST THE COACH IN THE EVENT OF MINOR INJURIES. PLEASE BE AWARE.

-ALL STAR INVITES WILL BE GO OUT NEXT WEEK. NOTE, SOME TEAMS WILL GET MORE SLOTS THAN OTHERS. SOME THREE, SOME TWO, SOME 1, SO BE PREPARED. THE GAME DATE HAS NOT BEEN SET AS WE NEED A SPONSOR.


Attention. Renee needs the girls teams listed below to contact here in order to fax your rosters ASAP!!!!! Her number is 508-494-4915

PREMIER(G)

CAREER SUCCESS (G)

PEORIA ACCELERATED(G)

ESTRELLA(G)



BB06 JEFFERSON GUARD NO 16 550
Thomas Jefferson turns it up a notch, upsets #2 JWJ
Wednesday, January 10
GAME RESULTS
BB06 WEST PHOENIX BENCH
GIRLS RESULTS
West Phoenix (0-2) 17, vs Premier (1-0) 4
Opening night for Premier, game two for a much improved West Phoenix. Premier led 6-4 at the half. In the second half, Premier scored 11 unanswered points to for the win. Karen Olivas scored 6 and Margarita Avila 5 to lead Premier in scoring. Premier dominated in rebounds as Olivas (9), Aires Trevizo (7) and Avila (5) pounded the boards.



THOMAS JEFFERSON (1-2) 31, (#2) JWJ ACADEMY (4-3) 22
Unranked Thomas Jefferson jumped out to a 10-6 lead after a Bobby Hendrix dunk and never looked back as they upset #2 JWJ 31-22. JWJ fought back but a Hendrix three pointer made the score 15-9, Jefferson, at the 3 minute mark of the first half. Nook Payton's 3 pointer with a minute left followed by a John Parker layup closed the score to 15-14. But a nifty Victor Duran pass to Deshaun Graves on a fast break followed by a Antwan Alexander layup caught JWJ Sleeping and Jefferson led 19-14 at the half. The second half was a defensive struggle but Jefferson moved the ball well and led 27-17 at the 6:35 mark. At the 1:00 mark JWJ was down 29-22 and it proved too much to overcome. Hendrix had a big night for Jefferson with 5 points, 7 rebounds, 6 steals and 5 blocks. Alexander finshed with 8 points and 6 rebounds. Duran and Ricardo Olguin both had 7 and the Patroits balanced scoring proved to be the key in their win. Josh Taylor had 9 points and 7 rebounds to lead JWJ. John parker scored 5 points and added 5 rebounds.



(#4) PREMIER (6-2) 31, WESTLAND (2-2) 26
The score was close from the tipoff and tied 10-10 when Premier broke away to lead 14-10 in a sloppy first half. Westland responded and the score was 14-12 att he one minute mark and took that lead into the half. In the second half it was still back and back offensively with Westland leading 23-22 at the 6 minute mark. Poor free throw shooting on Premier's part kept them from taking a bigger lead, but still they led 24-23 at the 4:40 mark. After sever tries, Tarver finally made good on a three point play as Premier led 29-25 at the 1:00 mark and held off several Westland comeback attempts for the win. Premier's Miguel Johnston led all scorers with 12 points. He also had 8 rebounds. Marciel Tarver added 9 points. Alphoso Lowe had 8 rebounds. Westland was led by Robert Savala's 9 points and 13 rebounds.




BB06 The shoes

Thursday, January 11
HOOP NOTES: ATTENTION COACHES & ADMINISTRATORS
A reminder, Renee needs rosters faxed or emailed as ASAP – fax# 602-735-5412 (Attention Renee Small)

The last day for changes to rosters will be 1/15/07

There is a limit of 15 players, anyone beyond that the team is responsible for the fee or the 16th plus player listed on their roster will be eliminated on 1/16/07




BBO6 Westland vs Peoria
Westland vs Peoria Accelerated
Thursday, January 11
THURSDAY'S GAMES
BBO6 Ashley Rocha and Sharrell Smith
Double trouble: Maya's Ashley Rocha and Sharrell Smith
Janaury, 11   6:30 PM
MAYA 18, WEST PHOENIX 11
Behind Ashley Rocha's 6 points and Sharrell Smith's 5 steals and 3 assists Maya jumped out quickly 10-0 and took a 10-3 lead into halftime. A steadily improving West Phoenix fought back in the second half doing most of their scoring from the 3 point arc. Rocha led all scorers with 8 points. Smith Had 10 steals, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Ana Castrita led Westland with 6 points and 4 rebounds.

7:30 PM
PEORIA ACCELERATED (G) by forfiet over CAREER SUCCESS (G) vs.



8:30 PM
(6) WESTLAND 36 vs (3) PEORIA ACCELERATED 15
A short handed Westland team came out running and had a 17-2 lead at the 8:00 mark as guard Jeremy Brown, coming off of bad night in the loss to Premier, came out gunning scoring the games first 15 points. Westland led 21-8 at the half. In the second half Westland continued a torrid pace leading by as much as 27 points (30-13) at the 4:00 mark and cruising to an easy win over Peoria in a non-league contest. Brown finished with a career high 23 points and had 10 steals. Robert Savala, slowed by a sore ankle, had 7 points, 2 steals, 3 assists and 9 rebounds. Peoria was led by Joe Dial's 7 rebounds and Ollie Watson's 6 points.



BBO6 Peoria guard 11 Jan

Halftime entertainment.....Summit Dance Team, Peoria Accelerated Mascot
BB06 Summitt dance boys
BB06 Peoria Bulldog

Wednesday, January 17
MORE RESULTS FROM WEDNESDAY
06BB WLHS Jeremy Brown
Westland's Jeremy Brown took control in the final minutes, scored 20 points
GIRLS
CAREER SUCCESS 18, OCOTILLO 11
Antonia Hernandez (8 points) and Kendy Arce ( 4 points, 5 steals) led Success to a conference win over Ocotillo.   Alondra Gomez had 8 points and 3 rebounds to lead Ocotillo. Aramis Hopkins added 5 rebbounds.



BOYS
WESTLAND 37, CAREER SUCCESS 32
Success led most of the game, but at crunch time, Westland played unselfishly and took over in the closing 5 minutes. Westland's Jeremy Brown torched Success for 20 points, including a 6 point streak in the final 2 minutes. Brown finished with 20 points and 5 steals. Robert Savala added 6 points and 11 rebounds.   Success was led by Lamont Blevins' 9 points. Malik Hennix had 10 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. Patrick Andrews had 7 rebounds.





BB06 Ocotillo & Peoria coaches talk
Coaches from Peoria Accelerated and Ocotillo talk it up during pregame
Friday, January 19
MORE RESULTS FROM FRIDAY
BB06 SHARRELL SMITH
Maya's Sharrell Smith has emerged as one of the leagues best players
BOYS
Ocotillo 35, Peoria Accelerated 25
Justin Krumrie scored 13 points and Max Sellers added 9 points and 3 assists as Ocotillo beat Peoria Accelerated in a physical matchup. The smaller Peoria squad eventually tired as Ocotillo wore them down. Bruce Berdica's two thre pointers shot down both of Peoria's comeback attempts. Daniel Dial (9 points & 5 rebounds) and Ollie Watson (7 points & 7 rebounds) led Peoria Accelerated.



GIRLS
MAYA 23, PEORIA ACCELERATED 11
Maya's Lady Jaguars made it a clean sweep over Peoria teams as the girls breezed to another win. Ashley Rocha, Callena brown, Sharrell Smith and Ericka Keys combined for 20 rebounds as Maya dominated the boards. Te-Selena Parilla scored 7 points for Peoria Accelerated.




BB07 Peoria girls bench vs Maya

BB06  Lady MLK finalists 500
Lady MLK finalists: Maya and Peoria Accelerated
Monday, January 15
MAYA WINS LADY AAC MLK INVITE
BB06 MLK MVPS
MVP's: Ashey Rocha, Sharrell Smith and Ericka Reyes
AAC LADY MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
INVITATIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
SPONSORED BY THE NEHEMIAH PROJECT
PRESENTED BY THE ANQUAN BOLDIN FOUNDATION

Maya high (3-0/1-0) school beat Career Success and Peoria Accelerated (twice) to win the 2007 AAC MLK Invitational basketball. Peoria Accelerated (2-2)placed second. Maya's Ashey Rocha, Sharrell Smith and Ericka Reyes were co-tournament MVP's and were awarded tickets to a Phoenix Mercury game on behalf of the Anquan Boldin Foundation.

GAME ONE
MAYA 20, PEORIA ACCELERTATED 11
Maya outscored Peoria 11-1 in the second half in the opening round of the MLK invitational. Sharrell Smith had 10 points, 4 rebounds, and four steals for Maya. Ericka Reyes had 6 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocked shots. Brittany Lewis added 4 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals.

For Peoria Accelerated, Te-Selena Parrilla had 4 points and 10 rebounds. Lora Lee added 5 points.


GAME TWO
PEORIA ACCELERATED 31, CAREER SUCCESS 8
Peoria Accelerated led 21-5 at the half and cruised to a win over Success. Te-Selena Parrilla scored 14 points to lead Peoria. Gladys added 6 points.


CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
MAYA 31, PEORIA ACCELERATED 17
Maya led a tired Peoria (playing in their 3rd game of the day) team by 20 points early in the first half on their way to the Lady AAC-MLK basketball tournament championship. Maya's Ashley Rocha led all scorers with 13 points. Sharrell Smith had 6 points and Ericka Reyas added 4 for the Jaguars. Miranda Mesquita scored 10 points to lead Peoria.




BB06 gIRLS TROPHY PRESENTATION
Coach Kronstead accepts trophy from Q81 represenative Beth Shutte

Wednesday, January 17
COACHES NOTES/LEAGUE INFO. CLICK HERE FOR THE UPDATES CALENDAR
COACHES NOTES/LEAGUE INFO. CLICK HERE FOR THE UPDATES CALENDAR

http://eteamz.active.com/aaufootball/calendar/index.cfm?date=2007-02-01

As stated before, Art Hamilton's gym will not be available the 24th & 26th, so those games will be rescheduled. The final four and the championships will be pushed to the first week of March, creating the March Madness atmosphere we spoke of in our November meetings.

Games resume Wednesday's & Thursday's for most of the remainder of the season with a few exceptions.

COACHES & ADMINISTRATIORS, PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR WEEKLY AS IT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

COACHES, REFEREES & SCORERS TABLE: WE WILL SELECT OUR ALL-AAC TEAMS IN A FEW WEEKS. PLEASE SEND IN A LIST OF THE TOP 3 PLAYERS (NOT ON YOUR TEAM) THAT YOU HAVE SEEN IN THE LEAGUE, IN ORDER. BOYS AND GIRLS.

ROSTERS: AS OF 22 JANUARY, THERE WILL BE NO MORE ROSTER CHANGES. NO EXCEPTIONS


BB06  Pat Haney FT line 550
Premier's Patrick Haney sinks game clinching free throws vs Jefferson
Wednesday, January 17
PREMIER GETS BY JEFFERSON
BB06 Bobby Hendrix
Thomas Jefferson's Bobby Hendrix scored 18 points and had 11 rebounds
PREMIER 37, THOMAS JEFFERSON 36
This was a good one. In a battle for first place in the I-10 conference, Premier had to start without two of it's star players, Marciel tarver and Alphonso Lowe. Both teams traded baskets as the score was tied at 11 with 4:30 left in the first half. tarver and Lowe entered the game at that point and Premier jumper out to a 15-11 lead, but Jefferson fought back trailed 14-15 at halftime.

In the second half, Premier broke away twice leading by 3, but Jefferson kept answering back and wer behind 23-20 at the 10 minute mark. With 3 minutes left, Jefferson's #12 tied it at 29 with a jump hook and they took the lead with 26 seconds left, 32-31. Jefferson had a chance to extend their lead, but missed 3 free throws with 19 seconds left. Premier also had probelms at he line missing a chance to tie it with 9 seconds left and # 8 sank a free throw that seemed to roll on the rim forever before it sank as the crowd erupted in cheer. Time expired and the game went into overtime.

In overtime Pat Haney's 3 pointer gave Premier a 35-31 lead. Jefferson's Bobby Hendrix answered with a layup, 35-34 Premier. In the end, Jefferson failed to convert multiple opportunities at the free throw line. Ironically it was Premiers Haney who sealed the win with...... clutch free throws.




BB06 Kendy Arce dribbles 550
Kendy Arce goes upcourt for Career Success. Success beat Ocotillo 18-11.



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Friday, February 17


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Friday, February 17
OCOTILLO WINS BOYS AAC CHAMPIONSHIP
Ocotillo (48) vs Premier (45)
Ocotillo and Premiers' first meeting was in the MLK Tournament - splitting a game a piece then meeting again in the final rounds Ocotillo was eliminated from the tournament by Premier. The game ended in an embarrasing early exit by Ocotillo, but it was followed shortly by a visit from former NFL wide reciever JD Hill, who had a inspiring chat with then, under-performing Tyrone Bruno. It obviously helped. On this night, Ocotillo played like champions.

During the regular season Ocotillo/ Premier had one encounter mid-season with Ocotillo coming out on top and remaining number one and Premier looking for its identity as a team. Premier began to put it together as the season rolled on and won their last several games to make it to the Championship, Ocotillo had a better season rolling along to the finals undefeated. The stage was set Ocotillo's undefeated season against the vastly improved Premier. The first quarter both teams were slow to set the tone, deciding instead to feel each other out. Ocotillo scored first and settled into a 2/3 defense against Premier trying to penetrate on offense. Although Premier possessed the game most of the quarter it ended 8-8.

The second quarter began w/the leading scorer on Ocotillo Tony Perry hitting 2 of his three 3's for a game total of 17pts and 1 rebound, Royce Dobbs of Premier (avg. 17pts a game, top 3 in steals) quickly answered w/5pts of his 22pts 4 steals and 5 rebounds for the game with the intensity of the game picking up at the 1 minute mark to the close of the first half and the score close Ocotillo(25) vs Premier(23).
Second quarter Dante Brown (avg. 4 rebounds a game 4th in league) stepped up for Premier with 13 rebounds, 1 steal and 7pts, along with Alfonso Lowe assisting on boards for 11 rebounds, 3 steals and 4 pts for the game. With the second half underway Cielo Steward(avg. 4 steals a game, and scoring in the top 10) began to pick apart the offense of Premier w/7 steals, 6 rebounds and 7pts, Nikola Milivolevic added 8 rebounds, 2 steals and 6pts and Always looking for the rebound Tyrone Bruno had 9 rebounds, 6pts with Gabriel Muzzie assisting underneath the boards for 9 rebounds, 2 steals and 3 pts proving to be just enough to get past Premier with good time management of the ball in the closing 1 minute of the game.



-Renee Small



Wednesday, February 15
JESS SCHWARTZ WINS GIRLS FINAL IN A THRILLER!
Jess Schwartz(38) vs Maya(37)
Maya - Showing the confidence gained over the season by greatly improving on all facets of the game was able to maintain a close game throughout with a well balanced scoring attack, high free throw percentage and consistent rebounding offensive/defensively against Jess Schwartz Savannah Federico pulled in 22 rebounds, 12pts and a block, Kendy Acre added 9pts, 2 steals and 9 rebounds, Sharon Lutu had 8pts, 2 steals and 7 rebounds, Ericka Reyes 2 steals, 6 rebounds and 6pts hitting two crucial free-throws in the last seconds of the game. But falling to Jess Schwartz at the buzzer. Maya should be proud of the season and build on it for next year.

Jess - Missing their always present rebounder Sydni Zinker due to an injury, was able to close it out in the final seconds Hanna Wasserman led w/10 of her 15pts in the first half and 5 rebounds, with Alona McAulife always being in the action added 9pts and 8 rebounds, Karin Finkelstein with her usual sense of the game picked up 9pts, 2 steals and 4 rebounds to help Jess Schwartz bring home the Championship.


-Renee Small




Tuesday, January 10
Girls Basketball Results
Jess Schwartz 29, Maya High School 25



Wednesday, January 11
#3 OCOTILLO BEATS #1 CAREER SUCCESS
#3 OCOTILLO 47, #1 CAREER SUCCESS 29

Ocotillo took a 28-18 lead and the half and then played stellar defense a against a poor shooting Career Success team. Success also commited 17 turnovers and by far lost the battle on the boards. Max Sellers set a league record with 14 rebounds. Abel Muzzie had 8, both for Ocotillo.

Ocotillo looked smooth, probably because they practiced and scrimmaged over the holiday break. Cielo Steward led a balanced Ocotillo scoring attack with 11 points and 4 steals. Marvin Hoover had 10 points. Max Sellers and Tyrone Bruno had 8 points each. Jimmy Gilmore led Success with 10 points and 7 rebounds.








Wednesday, January 11
WESTLAND HOLDS OFF JWJ RALLY
WESTLAND 41, JWJ ACADEMY 40
This one went down to the wire. Down by 9 with 3 minutes left, JWJ came storming back and almost stole one from rival Westland. They simply did not convert on two shots with 8 seconds left. Robert had 14 points to lead Westland. Joshua taylor had 20 points and Adrian Sanfie had 14 for JWJ.]



Wednesday, January 11
MAYA GIRLS BEAT ARSAP
Maya outmatched an undermanned ARSAP school (their best two players did not play, not to mention most of the team is made up of junior high & elementary kids playing up) and cruised to an easy win. ARSAP was rustly and had a tough time scoring, but as usual, they were tough on defense.

Maya smarting from a close loss to #1 Jess Schwartz had a balanced scoring attack. Sharon Luto led Maya with 9 points. Kendy Acre and Ashley Rocha had 8 points each.



Friday, January 13
ARIZONA BEATS WESTLAND
ARIZONA ACADEMY 42, WESTLAND31

Arizona Academy's John Armendariz scored 15 points as Arizona wears down Westland in the second half. Robert Ochoa added 13 points and Eugene Ortega 12 for Arizona. Hector Salazaar and Armendariz both had two steals.

Robert Hernandez & Jeremy Jones led Westlands scoring with 8 points each. Robert Savala added 7.


Friday, January 13
PREMIER OUTDUELS JEFFERSON
PREMIER 43, THOMAS JEFFERSON 38

In a night that was to showcase the late game between Maya & Ocotillo, Premier vs Jefferson stole the show. The stands were packed and with about 3 minutes left, the show began. Premier appeared to have the game in hand with a 7 point lead, but Jefferson came storming back behind a great defensive effort by Donald Richardson and the clutch shooting of TIm Bellamy.

With 2 seconds left, Bellamy was fouled on a three point attempt. The pressure was on when he (Bellemy) sank 3 free throws to tie the game sending it into overtime. After that Royce Dobbs went to work on the Patriot defense to pull out the win. Dobbs finished with 25 points for Premier. Alfonso Lowe added 9 and dante Brown 8. Jefferson was led by Kevin Jones' 11 pints. Tim Bellamy and Kevin Peterson both had 7 points, Richardson had 5.


Friday, January 13
OCOTILLO RUNS BY MAYA
OCOTILLO 48, MAYA 15

Ocotillo, just off of a win over #1 career Success, easily posts a win over much younger district rival Maya. Cielo Steward scored 9 points and Tyrone Bruno 8 in the win for Ocotillo, who emptied the bench midway through the first half. Ocotillo was just too much on the boards fro the smaller Maya squad.










Tuesday, January 17
TUESDAY'S RESULT
Arizona Academy 54, Jess Schwartz 41





Wednesday, January 18
JEFFERSON ROLLS BY MAYA
THOMAS JEFFERSON 58, MAYA HIGH SCHOOL 29

Kevin Peteron scored 15 points, Albert Rodriguez 11, Kevin Jones 11 and Donald Richardson 12 as talented Thomas Jefferson beat up on Maya 58-29. Jefferson deployed a relentless defense and capitalized on multiple Maya turnovers enroute to building a 36-13 halftime lead over the young Jaguars. Peterson, Leander Debrum and Tim Bellamy had three steals each. Rodriguez had 10 rebounds for Jefferson. Travis Wesley had 3 blocks.

Maya was led by Adrian Dominguez, who had 11 points. El Khidi Manem had 6 points, 8 rebounds and three blocked shots for the Jaguars.







Note to Coaches and Athletic Directors
Coaches & athletic directors are responsible for checking the website and emails as to allow them to keep up with schedules. If you have any problems or questions schedule wise, contact Contact Coach Mo. For rules and other league issues, contact Coach Rick at 602-486-6310.



Monday, January 23
REGULAR SEASON WRAPS UP: MAYA GIRLS, ARIZONA BOYS & PREMIER POST WINS
Maya-Girls: 18 - Arizona Academy-Girls: 17
Maya needed a last second shot to get by a determined, inspired Arizona team. Arizona actually led at halftime and had a lead much of the final minutes of the second half. A stunned Maya regrouped in the closing minutes to pull out the win. Maya's Kendy Acre led all scorers with 8 points.

Career Success: 31 - Arizona Academy: 38
John Armendariz scored 17 points, Eugene Ortega and George Shlita added 6 each as Arizona beats a vastly improved Career Success. Success was led by Mario Lopez's 17 points and Jimmy Gilmore's 10 rebounds.

Maya: 22 - Premier: 62
Royce Dobbs scores 29 points and Alfonso Low 19 as Premier tuned up for the conference tournament with a win over Maya. Lowe also had 10 rebounds. Gerardo scored 8 points, Daniel Enright 6 for Maya.




Tuesday, January 24
Thomas Jefferson wins at Jess Schwartz
THOMAS JEFFERSON 43, JESS SCHWARTZ 37
At the Jewish Community Center

Unranked Thomas Jefferson continues to prove tha they are much better than their record, which is now 2-2 in the conference. The Patriots went out on the road and beat #5 Jess Schwartz 43-37. Now Jefferson faces a test against JWJ Academy a team with a similar style and swagger.



Wednesday, January 25
RESULTS
GIRLS
MAYA 24, ARIZONA 6
Sharon Lutu scores 11 for Maya. Ashley Rocha (5) and Erika Reyes (4) combine for 9 points and 6 rebounds.

BOYS
WESTLAND 49, MAYA 29
Westland: Robert Salva scored 21 points and had 19 rebounds. Robert Hernandez and Robert Flores scored 9 points each.
Maya: Adrian Dominduez scored 11 points and had 10 rebounds. Marco Heredia added 8 points.

JWJ 49, JEFFERSON 41
JWJ: Joshua Taylor 15 points, Tommy Totress 13 points, Allan Wright 8 points and 7 rebounds.
JEFFERSON: Kevin Jones 15 points/4 steals. Tim Bellamy 12 points, Ellison 10 points.

OCOTILLO 30, PREMIER 28
Ocotillo: Abel Muzzie 13 points. Cielo Steward 7 points, 4 steals.
Premier: Royce Dobbs 14 points. Alfonso Lowe 5 steals.



Friday, January 27
FRIDAY'S RESULTS
Arizona Academy-Girls: 8 - ARSAP-Girls: 22

Maya: 25 - Arizona Academy: 46

Career Success: 42 - Premier: 58

Thomas Jefferson: 35 - Ocotillo: 58



Monday, January 30
JWJ, OCOTILLO, PREMIER SURVIVE CLOSE CALLS
PREMIER 48, WESTLAND 46

OCOTILLO 36, ARIZONA 35

JWJ 35, SUCCESS 34


Tuesday, January 31
PLAYOFF SCORES & SCHEDULES
All games will be played at Art Hamilton

BOYS BRACKET
WEDNESDAY, 8 FEBRUARY
GIRLS BRACKET
JESS SCHWARTZ BEATS ARIZONA
The Jess Schwartz girls team rolls over Arizona Academy 39-8 in first round action. Sydni Zinker scored 10 points and had 12 rebounds for the Hawks. Karen Finkelstein had 9 points, Alona McAuliffe and Hanna Wasserman scored 8 points each. McAuliffe also had 8 rebounds and 5 steals. Ashley Aguilar scored 6 points to lead Arizona.

MAYA 20, ARSAP 9
Sharon Lutu scored 8 points, Savannah Federico and Mona Cardenas 10 each, as Maya gets by ARSAP. Vevet Woods scored all 9 of ARSAPs points.


BOYS FIRST ROUND SCORES
PREMIER 45, JESS SCWARTZ 25
Premier took a 21-9 lead at halftime & and never looked back in a win over Jess Schwartz. Premier's Dante Brown had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Royce Dobbs added 11 points. Patrick Haney had 7 rebounds and Robert Torres 6.    Henry Barkley had 8 points and 11 rebounds for Schwartz. Josh Kay added 7.

BOYS BRACKET
FRIDAY
8pm: #2 Premier vs #7 Jess Schwartz
Premier beat up on Schwartz in the regular seaon, but the Hawks keep getting better. The problem is...Premier keeps getting better,   Jess Schwartz is in for a long night if they have no answer for Royce Dobbs. He also has a improved supporting cast, so stopping him may not be enough.





WEDNESDAY, 15 FEB
BOYS FINAL FOUR
630pm: Boys semi final (winner Ocotillo/Maya vs winner Arizona Westland)
730pm: Boys semi final (winner JWJ/Sucess VS Premier)
GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
830PM
JESS SCWARTZ vs MAYA

FRIDAY, 17 FEB
7PM
BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME


OUR CODE OF CONDUCT....COACHES AND PLAYERS SHOULD READ IT!!!!
Players and coaches should make it a point to read & understand our code of conduct. Each violation will be taken on a case by case basis and rulings will be final.

See handout below.






Handout: Fall Sports Registration

Wednesday, February 1
BASKETBALL SCORES
JWJ Academy: 33 - Arizona Academy: 18

Premier: 48 - Jess Schwartz: 31

Career Success: 63 - Maya: 17


BASKETBALL NOTES
>Lets remind ourselves, parents and athletes of the Code of Conduct. NOT a single game has been won or lost because of a ref's call or otherwise. It always comes down to conduct, coaching and playing. Period.

>For the all-star game, each team can nominate 3 players via email by Wednesday.

>For the All-state team, please send me your list of the top 5 players you have seen, outside of yours. If you can't remember names, tell me the team, number ot any description. Coach Small & Coach Rick, I need your top 5 also. I will also take observations from our referees.




Friday, February 10
MORE FIRST ROUND RESULTS
At Art Hamilton School

6pm: #1 Ocotillo vs Maya
OCOTILLO 65, MAYA 39
Maya lived up to an advanced tasking and played their best game, but Ocotillo was too much. Daniel Enright led Maya in scoring with a season high 16 points. Gerado Zevarez had 9 points, Adrian Dominguez 7. Ocotillo was led bu Cielo Steward's 20 points, 5 rebounds and 7 steals. Tyrone Bruno & Tony Perry had 12 points each. Abel Muzzie added 10.


7pm: #3 JWJ vs #6 Career Success
JWJ 49, CAREER SUCCESS 47
Clutch shooting and and depth of talent was the difference as JWJ outran and wore down defending champion Success. Career Success led 20-16 at halftime but despite 21 points from Mario Lopez, the Jaguars fell short. With less than 2 minutes left, key baskets by Josh Taylor, Tommy Tottress, Jeremy Grant and Ramon Cummngs, the Eagles mounted a comeback, overtaking Success with 5 seconds left on the clock. Taylor led JWJ with 16 points. Tottress aded 12 and Grant scored 9. John Belford had 8 points and 9 rebounds. Suceesss' Fernando Bella had 13 points.


8pm: #4 Arizona vs #5 Westland
ARIZONA 52, WESTLAND 32
Westland got off to a slow start, Arizona a fast one, resulting in a easy win for ACA. Eugene Ortega scored 20 points to lead Arizona. John Armendariz added 14, Hector Salazar scored 10. George Shlita had 8 rebounds, Joe Coy & Ortega had 5 rebounds each.



Thursday, February 16
PREMIER BEATS JWJ, HEADS TO FINALS
JWJ(30) vs Premier(51)
JWJ -The meetings of the two teams in the season and the MLK Tournament showed that this playoff game was inevitable. Throughout the season JWJ proved that they were never out of a game. Tonight they could not pull it together nor did they have an answer for Royce Dobbs. JWJ playing without their starting guard Adrian Sanfie due to injury and Joshua Taylor fouling out early in the game with 8pts and 3 rebounds left Tommy Tottress leading the scoring with 5 rebounds, 1 steal and 12pts - 10 of those in the second half, Jonathan Belford picked up the boards with 8 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 steals.
Premier - Picking up momentum as the season went on, began to come together and create a well rounded team with Royce Dobbs hitting fast and early for 17pts 2 steals and 1 rebound, free shooting Stetson White added 11pts and 1 steal and Alfonso Lowe cleaning up on the offensive/defensive boards for 9 rebounds 1 steal and 4pts. Premier kept JWJ in their rearview and pushed ahead at the beginning of the second half and closed it out quickly with determination.

-Renee Small


Monday, January 17
FINAL CLASS A RANKINGS: CLICK HERE FOR REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS
BB05 Cielo Steward
The glove: Ocotillo's Steward has been a standout on defense
GIRLS TOP 3
1. JESS SCHWARTZ: Last year's runners up, this years champions!

3. MAYA: Came up short in title game.

3. ARIZONA: Showed lots of improvement near the end of season.


BOYS TOP 5
1. OCOTILLO: (7-0/10-2) Made their case, 2005 league champions

2. PREMIER: (6-1/12-4)

3. JWJ Academy (4-1/9-3)

4. ARIZONA ACADEMY

5. WESTLAND


JWJ WINS BOYS HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT MAYA WINS GIRLS BRACKET
Maya high school overcame a stubborn Jess Schwartz team to win the girls bracket of our Holiday tournament. JWJ Academy cruised through the winners bracket of the AAC MLK holiday enroute to beating Premier High School in the finals of the Boys bracket.

MONDAY'S RESULTS
JWJ BEAT ARIZONA
PREMIER BEAT JESS SCHWARTZ
PREMIER BEAT ARIZONA
PREMIER BEAT JWJ

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
JWJ BEAT PREMIER



SUNDAY'S RESULTS
JESS SCHWARTZ BEAT MAYA
MAYA BEAT CAREER SUCCESS
JWJ BEAT JESS SCHWARTZ
PREMIER BEAT OCOTILLO
JESS SCHWARTZ BEAT MAYA


SATURDAY'S RESULTS
JWJ 55, SUCCESS 47
ARIZONA 53, OCOTILLO 45
PREMIER 44, SACATON 37
OCOTILLO 48, PREMIER 44



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As of 13 January, 2006 league rosters are final.   All teams must also turn in current rosters before their next scheduled game or forfiet rules apply. Any changes to rosters must be approved by our Director of Basketball Operations, Coach Rick. If approved, they must also be accompanied by a registration form and applicable fees (see below).   In season school to school transfers are not allowed.
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Thursday, February 16
OCOTILLO BREEZES BY ARIZONA
Ocotillo(57) vs Arizona Academy(33)
Arizona - After rebuilding from last year and playing with a desire and intensity this season started off the game slow and out of sync. John Armendariz one of the leading scorers' continued to show the development of the team with 20pts, 1 steal and 6 rebounds but the lack of intensity from Az Academy and the drive of Ocotillo proved to much for Az Academy but they should be back stronger and more determined next season.
Ocotillo - In the win came out of the gate ready to prove that they were not going down, Tony Perry lead the scoring attack w/20pts and 2 rebounds, Tyrone Bruno unstoppable in the paint pitched in with 13 pts 10 rebounds and a block and the team with its size and talent spread throughout took the lead with 5 minutes left and never looked back.

-Reneee Small


GIRLS ALL-STAR TEAM
GIRLS ALL STARS

EAST ALL STARS
Karen Finkelstein, Jess Schwartz

Hanna Wasserman, Jess Schwartz

Sydni Zinker, Jess Schwartz

Sarah Bushpan, Jess Schwartz

Kianna Islas, ARSAP

Tyesha Mills, ARSAP

Josie Levario, ARSAP

Annie Nevels, ARSAP

EAST STARTERS: KAREN FINKELSTIEN (JESS SCHWARTZ), HANNA WASSERMAN (JESS SCHWARTZ), SYDNI ZINKER (JESS SCHWARTZ), SARAH BUSPAN (JESS SCHWARTZ), KIANA ISLAS (ARSAP)
COACH: Jess Schwartz Head Coach

WEST ALL STARS

Rebecca Galindo, Arizona Academy

Ashley Aguilar, Arizona Academy

Sheena Wilson, Arizona Academy

Laura Tautala, Arizona Academy

Sharon Latu. Maya

Savannah. Maya

Kendy Arce. Maya

Mona Cardenas. Maya

WEST STARTERS: KANDY ARCE (MAYA), SAVANNAH FEDERICO (MAYA), SHARON LUTU (MAYA), REBECCA GALINDO (ARIZONA), ASHLEY AGUILAR (ARIZONA)
Coach: Keisha Spellman (ARSAP)

NOTE: 3 point shootout will be played in between games. Each team can nomiate one player. One all star per school, from all star team will be selected by each team's coach. team totals will be tallied to select winner (East vs West)

Defensive format: Man to man only!




Tuesday, February 21
BOYS ALL-STAR TEAM
7PM: BOYS ALL-STAR GAME
BOYS ALL STARS

EAST ALL STARS (LIGHT COLORED SCHOOL-ISSUED UNIFORMS)

Tyrone Bruno, Ocotillo

Cielo Steward, Ocotillo

Nick Milojccovic, Ocotillo

Josh Taylor, JWJ

Tommy Tottres, JWJ

John Cherry, JWJ

Fernando Bella, Career Success

Jimmy Gilmore, Career Success

Nate O'Neil, Career Success

Henry Barkley, Jess Schwartz

Max Barkley, Jess Schwartz

Josh Steinberg, Jess Schwartz

EAST STARTERS: Josh Taylor, Tyrone Bruno, Cielo Steward, Fernando Bella, Tommie Tottres
Coach: Ocotillo Head Coach

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WEST ALL STARS (DARK SCHOOL-ISSUED UNIFORMS)

Robert Salva, Westland

Robert Flores, Westland

Jeremy Johnson, Westland

Royce Dobbs, Premier

Alfonso Lowe, Premier

Patrick Haney, Premier

John Armendariz, Arizona Academy

Robert Ochoa, Arizona Academy

Hector Salaazar, Arizona Academy

Adrian Dominguez, Maya

Gerado Nevarez, Maya

Angel Barrios, Maya

WEST STARTERS: John Armendariz, Robert Savala, Royce Dobbs, Alfonso Lowe, Robert Flores
Coach: Andre Neillo






NOTE: 3 point shootout will be played in between games. Each team can nomiate one player. One all star per school, from all star team will be selected by each team's coach. team totals will be tallied to select winner (East vs West)

Defensive format: Man to man only!



Pre Season Over, Teams Gear Up for New Season
GIRLS PRE SEAON RANKINGS
1. JESS SCHWARTZ -Runners up last year. Team to beat this year.
2. ARIZONA ACADEMY -Gave Jess Schwartz a good run during pre season
3. ARSAP-On talent alone, they will contend.

BOYS TOP 5
1. CAREER SUCCESS -King of the hill until unseated
2. PREMIER -Duo of Royce & Tommy has more sopport from deeper team
3. OCOTILLO -Loads of talent, experience
4. ARIZONA ACADEMY -New look, new attitude. Could be this year's sleeper.
5. MAYA -Invisible during pre-season



Friday, December 16
PREMIER BEATS ARIZONA ACADEMY IN OVERTIME
PREMIER 33, ARIZONA ACADEMY 30
Tommie Adams and Royce Dobbs scored 12 points each as Premnier opened the 2005-2006 season with a win over Arizona Academy in overtime. Johnathan Armendariz scored 10 points for Arizona, Eugene Ortega added 9.


Friday, December 16
OCOTILLO TOPS WESTLAND
Cielo Steward led a balanced scoring attack as Ocotillo holds off a young Westland high school team 31 to 23. Westland started off slowly, but came on strong midway thorugh the first half, but hey had no answer for the timely shooting of Stweard, who is also a stellard defender. Jeremy Johnson led Westland in scoring with 10 points, RObert Flores added 7. Abel Muzzie and Nikola Milivojevic scored 7 points each for Ocotillo, Tyrone Bruno added 5.

Friday, December 16
#1 CAREER SUCCESS KEEPS ROLLING, BEATS THOMAS JEFFERSON
Mark Zaragoza scored 10 points for Success, Maurice Sanders and Fernando Bella added 9 each as defending champion Career Success took a 22-7 halftime lead and cruised to a 41-31 win over Thomas Jefferson. Cynthia Quionnes (6 points) and Jamaal Duning (5 points) also played well for Success. Jefferson had a tough time in the early going, but they warmed up in the second half and kept the scoring from gettin out of hand. Tim Gallegos scored 14 points for Jefferson (10 in the 2nd half).

Saturday, December 9
OCOTILLO BEATS THOMAS JEFFERSON
OCOTILLO 25, THOMAS JEFFERSON 23

Ocotillo, with an 11 game regular season winning streak, was in control most of the game (leading 13-2 at the half), up by 7 at one point, but at the 2 minute mark of the second half Jefferson came storming back. With 20 seconds left, Ocotillo commited a costly foul and the score 25-21 (Ocotillo).

Down 25-23, Jefferson had one last shot but missed on a tip in. Tyrone Bruno had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Ocotillo. 2004 All-AAC defender Bobby Hendrix led Jefferson with 6 points and 8 rebounds.






Monday, December 4
PLAYOFF/TOURNAMENT NEWS
Boys Playoff tournament info:
Leona Conference: Top four teams qualify. Single elimination

I-10 Conference: Top four teams qualify. Single elimination

Girls League: Top 6 teams, best two get a bye.

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Wednesday, December 6
WESTLAND ROLLS, BEATS SUMMITT
Westland 20, Summitt 17

Defense ruled in the firsr half as the two teams traded rare baskets taking a 9 all score into the halftime break. In the second hald, Summitt took the lead after an 8-0 run. Behind 3 steals by Jeremy Brown, Westland came roaring back with a run of their own (9-0) to take the lead at the 3 minute mark. Down 18-17 with 12 seconds left, Summitt had last possesion and a chance to win, but Brown sealed the win with a timely steal and lay up for the final score. Brown finished with 4 rebounds and six steals. Robert Savala chipped in 10 rebounds for Westland. Miguel Alcantar had 6 points and 5 rebounds to lead Summitt, Debrown Dixon also had 6 points for the Bulldogs.




Wednesday, December 6
ESTELLA RUNS BY CAREER SUCCESS
Estrella 31, Success 21


Led by Carl Crayton's 14 points, a smaller but athletic Estrella dominated the boards but missed their first six shots before taking a 6-0 lead into the 9 minute mark. Success battled back, but at 4 minute mark Estrella went on another 8-0 scoring spree on the strength of 4 straight fast break layups to take a 18-5 lead into the half.

Success came out motivated in the second half but poor free throw shooting, turnovers and the fact that a smaller, faster, Estrella team had multiple second and third shots on goal proved too much to overcome. Alex Escobedo and Adrienne Leonne each had a game high 7 rebounds each, Ray Almanew added 5 for Estrella. Success was led by Lamont Blevins' season high 7 steals and 7 points. Victor Delgado added 6 points and four steals.   Malik Hennix had 9 rebounds.



Wednesday, December 6
PREMIER STILL UNBEATEN AFTER WIN OVER WEST PHOENIX
Premier 30, West Phoenix 5


Too many turnovers and missed layups by West to a 12-1 halftime lead. Premier shot well from the field and and cruised to a easy win over West Phoenix. Premier ruled the boards as Marciel Tarver (7), Elisandro Cordova (5), John leon (5) and Stetson White (4 rebounds, 5 steals) all had big nights on the glass. Alfonso Lowe contributed with 4 steals, 3 rebounds and four points.

Premier deployed their usual swarming defense and and the lapups came easy as West had a hard time with the basketball. One bright spot for West Phoenix were their noisy fans. Despite the score, they kept the school spirit going.

Tarver led all scorers with 17 points, he also had 4 blocked shots






Friday, December 8
SUMMITT STOPS #1 PREMIER
SUMMITT 28, PREMIER 24

In a matchup between two of the leagues better defensive teams, Summitt led 10-8 at the half.

After a slow second half start, Summitt pulled away and led by as much as 10 points. In the last minute, Premier mounted a comeback attempt, but Summitt hung on for the upset.

Miguel Alcantar led Summit with 9 points. Debraun Dixon had a big night with 8 points ann 8 rebounds. Daniel Saucedo also chipped in 8 points.

Premier was led by Alfonso Lowe's 9 points and 6 rebounds. Marciel Tarver had 8 points and 7 rebounds.






Friday, December 8
JWJ 25, MAYA 20
JWJ ACADEMY 25, MAYA 20


JWJ led 14-10 at the half. Maya came back in the second half to tie it 14-14, but JWJ outscored the Jaguars 10-0 and led 24-14 at the one minute mark. Maya came back with 7 straight point of their own but JWJ held on to win 25-20.

Josh Taylor led JWJ with 9 points, 8 steals and 7 rebounds. Adrian Sanfie chipped in with 8 points.

Joe Tucari had a league season high 15 rebounds and 7 points.


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Monday, December 11
STATISTICS
SCORING (Points per game)
Taylor (JWJ) 11.4, Brown (WLHS) 11.0, Hennix (CS) 10.0, Tarver (PHS) 9.6, Savala (WLHS) 9.0, Alcanter (SHS) 8.0, Bruno (OHS) 7.3, Lowe (PHS) 7.0

3 POINT FIELD GOALS
Delgado (CS) 5, Sanfie (JWJ) 3, Payton (JWJ) 3

REBOUNDS PER GAME
Savala (WLHS) 11.5, Tucari (MHS) 11.5, Tarver (PHS) 7.0, Bruno (OHS) 6.7, Taylor (JWJ) 5.8

STEALS
Taylor (JWJ) 27, White (PHS) 18, Delgado (CS) 17, Brown (WLHS) 10, Saucedo (SHS) 9, Lowe (PHS) 8, Blevins (CS) 8, Tarver (PHS) 7, Alcanter (SHS) 7, Garcia (PHS) 7

BLOCKED SHOTS
Taylor (JWJ) 7, Gray (CS) 3



Monday, December 11
JWJ OUTDUELS SUMMITT
JWJ 38, SUMMITT 37

JWJ jumped out to a 4-0 lead, but Miguel Alcantor's back to back 3 pointers put Summitt into the game. Summitt led at the half 18-17. JWJ went on a 7-2 run and led 24-20, but Summtt fought back again on the strength of back to back Alcantor three pointers and led 28-26 at the 8 minute mark.

Down 32-26, JWJ mounted a comeback of their own as Josh Taylor scored 8 unanswered points to include a 3 pointer to tie the game at the 2:30 mark. From that point it was pretty much a standoff and the game went into overtime.

Taylor continued his hot streak scoring the first 4 points of the overtime period. After Taylor put on a 20 second dribbling exhibition, Summitt got the ball back and Miguel Saucedo hit a jumper closing the score to 38-37 with 5 seconds left. Taylor missed the free throw and Summitt simply ran out of time.




Monday, December 11
GIRLS BASKETBALL OPENER: OCOTILLO BEATS WEST PHOENIX
OCOTILLO 21, WEST PHOENIX 2


Alyssia Medina scored 10 points as Ocotillo went up 13-2 at the half and coasted to a win over West Phoenix. Ahsley Reade (11 steals) scored 5 for the Geckos and Karilyn James-King added 4. Medina had a game high 7 rebounds. JamesKing and Reade added 6 each.




Wednesday, December 13
WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS
OCOTILLO 22, #1 WESTLAND 18
Ocotillo slowed down Westland's run offense and held on to win 22-18. Tyrone Bruno had 10 rebounds for Ocotillo as the Geckos pretty much ruled the boards. Dante Medina had 8 points to lead Ocotillo in scoring and Danny Thomas had 6 rebounds and 5 steals. Jeremy Brown scored 12 points and had 4 steals for Westland. Robert Savala had 11 rebounds and two blocked shots.


CAREER SUCCESS 22, WEST PHOENIX 17
A much improved West Phoenix team pressed Success until the last minute in this one. The score was close most of the game, but turnovers and missed free throws proved to be the key in the Career Success win. Tony Montgomery scored 10 points to lead Career Success. Lamont Blevins had 6 points and 6 steals. Malik Hennix had 6 rebounds. West Phoenix was led by Jesus Cuevas' 12 points and 5 rebounds. Richard Moreno added 5 points and 7 rebounds.


#5 ESTRELLA 34, #3 PREMIER 26
Up 22 to 21 at the half, Estrella shut down Premier and outscored them 12-5 in the second half improving their record to 2-0. Premier drops to 5-2, their second straight loss to a ranked team. Estrella's Andre Daniels led all scorers with 17 points. Estrella had 14 steals on the night and again out-rebounded and out-hustled their opponent.




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Friday, December 15
FRIDAY'S RESULTS
ESTRELLA 27, SUMMITT 20
Down 24-12, Summitt (2-3) came rolling back to make the score 24-20 at one point, but fell 27-20 to Estrella (3-0).    Andre Daniels and Carlos Crayton led Estrella with 11 points each. Adrienne Leone (5), Crayton (4) and Alex Escobedo (4) led Estrella in rebounding.

Debraun Dixon had 8 points and 7 rebounds for Summitt. Erin Scrogging led all players with 10 rebounds.




PEORIA ACCELERATED 36, WEST PHOENIX 19
Peoria (wins in its opening AAC/Leona Group league play leading throughout the game in their victory over West Phoenix (0-3). Joseph De LaRosa connected on 4 three pointers enroute to scoring 13 points as Peoria Accelerated high school won in it's debut in the AAC and its Leona Conference opener. Joseph Watson scored 5 points and William Ferraro, Rudy Lupercio and Ollie Watson each scored 4 in supporting roles. Josev Watson led Peoria with 5 rebounds. DeLaRosa and Marc Washington had 4 rebounds each.

West Phoenix was down 19-12 at the half, but was outscored by Peoria (1-0) 17-6 in the second half.    Richard Moreno led West Phoenix with 10 points and 8 rebounds.






Friday, January 12
RESULTS
6:30 PM
ESTRELLA 46, OCOTILLO 32
After a slow start, Ocotillo took the lead after a Justin Kromrie layup and led 11-6 at the 7 minute mark. Ocotillo slowed the usually up tempo Rattlers and led 15-6 after a Max Sellers shot. Ocotillo's ability to slow the game down to their liking, a half court pace was the key in the first half. Estrella managed to speed the game up and cut into ocotillo's lead, but a slimmed down Sellers cut through the middle seemingly at will as Ocotillo led 21-15 with under a minute left in the half. The Rattlers came storming back, picking up the pace and went on a 5-0 run capped by a Adrienne Leon 3 point play closing it to 21-20 at the half.

In the second half, Ocotillo's half court game was halted as Estrella came out running and deploying a full court press and led 36-25 at the 8 minute mark. Soon after that, Max Sellers fouled out and Estrella outscored and outrebounded Ocotillo the rest of the way for the win.

Adrienne Leone scored 19 points and had 12 rebounds to lead Estrella. Alex Escobedo (10), Andre Deniels (9) and Carl Crayton (7) aslo contributed. Ocotillo scoring leaders were Tyrone bruno (11), Justin Kromrie (10) and Max Sellers (9).




7:30 PM
SUMMITT 24, PEORIA ACCELERATED 16
Summit Didn't agree with the fact that Peoria came out the blocks ranked #2. They took it personally and did something about it. This one got off to a slow start, 6 minutes until the first bucket. Summit led 6-2 at the 5 minute mark and seemed to be taking control as both teams slowed their pace. A Danny Saucedo jumper at the 2 minute mark made the score 10-2. Accelerated's Marc Washington answered with a 3 pointer closing it to 10-5.

Summitt led 13-5 at the half.
In the second hald both ersecond half, both teams settled down. Summit led 22-14 at the 3 minte mark but a Billy Ferraro jumper made it 22-16. Summit hung on to win and stay alive in the Leona conference race. Peoria lost their seond straight game. Danny Saucedo led all scorers with 9 points.


8:30 PM
West Phoenix (1-4) 29 vs. Maya (0-3) 20
A battle between two teams looking for their first win. Sloppy start but both teams played well, but it was a slow pace. West Phoenix led 11-6 at the half. West increased it's lead and pick upthe pace in the second half and led Maya (0-3/0-1) 21-11 at the 9:49 mark. West Phoenix (1-4/1-1) held on for the win. West's Jesus Cuevas led all scorers with 12 points. Richard Moreno added 11 rebounds. Joe Tucari led Maya with 7 points and 11 rebounds.






Saturday, December 23
2006 CONFERENCE PREVIEWS (COMING SOON)
Who is the team to beat in the I-10 conference?

Can Ocotillo win the Leona Conference and repeat?

Can anyone stop JWJ's Josh Taylor?

Can Premier rebound and get back in the hunt?

How can you stop Estrella?

What is the deal with Westland & Summitt?




AAC Basketball News: Presented By The Anquan Boldin Foundation
BASKETBALL SHOWCASE LEAGUE SET TO BEGIN PRACTICE AND SCRIMMAGES AT ART HAMILTON

The Anquna Boldin Foundation is a proud supporter of a new showcase league in central Phoenix, Arizona. Based out of Art Hamilton Elementary School, the league gives area players from elementary school to high school a chance to enhance their basketball skills. Players also are afforded the opportunity to play on one of our travel teams.

Especially designed for players of the AAC, our primary goals are to improve the skills of the player on and off court. Our programs, clinics, and tryouts, are open to all players, regardless of skill level. We are driven to provide athletes, parents and coaches a spiritual outlet through sports and to develop within each athlete, strong values and attitudes.

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Sunday, January 15
ESTRELLA WINS ANNUAL MLK TOURNAMENT
AAC LADY MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
INVITATIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
SPONSORED BY THE NEHEMIAH PROJECT

Top ranked Avondale Estrella High school beat JWJ in the opening round in a nail-biter and #2 Premier enroute to winning the 2007 AAC MLK Basketball Tournament.


BOYS MLK CLASSIC
GAME ONE
ESTRELLA 35, JWJ 30
Carl Crayton scored 10 points, Adrienne Leonne 9 and Andre Daniels 8 as Estrella outlasted JWJ. Josh Taylor led JWJ with 12 points. John Parker had 9 points and a carrer high 12 rebounds.


GAME TWO
PREMIER 28, PEORIA ACCELERATED 19
Soloman Ruelas scored 11 points as Premier cruises by Peoria Accelerated. Marciel Tarver and Alphonso Lowe added 7 points each. Accelerated was led by Ollie Watson (6 points & 6 rebounds) and Daniel Dial (4 points & 9 rebounds).


GAME THREE
PEORIA ACCELERATED 25, JWJ Academy 19
Daniel Dial had 8 points and 13 rebounds as Peoria Accelerated beats JWJ. Leonard Williams had 8 points and Marc Washington had 5 pints and 5 rebounds. Josh Taylor and John Parker had 9 points each for JWJ.


CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
ESTRELLA 46, PREMIER 39
In the championship round, Estrella led 16-14 at the half, then held on for a 46-39 win to take the boys MLK title. Carl Crayton and Adrienne Leon scored 12 points each for Estrella. Alex Escobedo added 9. Premier's Alfonso Lowe led all scorers with 14 points.




Tuesday, January 2
AAC CHALLENGE INVITES (Monday, 19 February) NOTE THE DATE CHANGE!!!!!
Tournament tenative: Pending sponsorship
Otherwise it will be $100 per team

GIRLS INVITES
10am (Art Hamilton School)
Shootout format
Estrella, West Phoenix (Two teams TBA)
10am: West Phoenix vs TBA
11am: Estrella vs TBA
Noon: Loosers play
1pm: Championship game




BOYS TOURNAMENT
2pm at Art Hamilton School
Shootout format
Peoria Accelerated, West Phoenix, Westland, Thomas Jefferson
5pm: Success vs West Phoenix
6pm: Westland vs Ocotillo
7pm: Loosers play
8pm: Championship game





Thursday, January 4
I-10 CONFERENCE PREVIEW
Here's a look at the 2007 I-10 Conference and it's players, of course in no particular order.

PREMIER HIGH SCHOOL: Stocked with a few holdovers from last years championship runners up got off to a great start dominating both pre season tournaments against quality teams. Coach Nillo has had his team in the hunt the past two years & this may be his deepest squad.

Top Players: Marciel Tarver is one of the leagues top scorers and rebounders. Steson White is a league leader in steals & assists and can be a streak shooter if they need him. Alfonso Lowe is the teams vocal leader and is one of the leagues top all around players. Elisandro Cordova and Jose Garcia are stellar defenders.


They can win the I-10 if: They improve their free throw shooting, Tarver gets his shooting touch back and if Lowe is the leader we think he is. Having a good group of returning players is a good thing.

They wont if: Lowe & Tarver don't carry the load.

THE BIG GAME: Don't look past Westland but the game against Career Succes on the 24th is huge. A win would make it a three game sweep over Succes and could prove devatating to Success.



JWJ ACADEMY: This years surprise team? How does a team packed with underclassmen even get into the race? Easy, Coach Simpson has nursed most of these dapper dan's since they were in elementary school. Adrian Sanfie is the only senior.

Top Players: Josh Taylor was last years player of the year runner up and is this years leading canidate. Adrian Sanfie is one of the leagues top point men. Role players Jeremy Grant, Jon Belford, Tyrese Simpson and John Parker give the Eagles a deep reserve to dip from and they all play defense.

They will win the I-10 if: Teams keep leaving Nook Payton open for 3's and if Belford and Simpson get on a roll.

They won't if: They don't mature yesterday.

THE BIG GAME: They play Westland on the 24th. Westland beat JWJ by 1 last year.



WESTLAND: Always a threat, always well coached and always deep in talent. Key returnees in Robert Savala and Jeremy Brown, one of the leagues best duos, make them dangerous. Always sound defensively.

Top Players: Savala (2006 All AAC) is a player of the year canidate due to his unselfish style of play and work on the boards. Jeremy Brown has great speed and is relentless on defense and has matured by bounds over the young season, taking a leadership role.

They will win the I-10 if: Brown & Savala can both figure a way to score big in the same game consistantly.

They won't win if: The bench and other starters don't step it up on offense.

THE BIG GAME: January 10th vs Premier. A minor upset vs Premier will set a new tone.




CAREER SUCCESS: They came out the box strong with 48 points in the opener, but have been inconsistant ever since. Pretty much a group without a lot of time playing together but will be a huge threat if they start to gel.

Top Players: Pick one Tyrell Roberts, Mike Taylor, Patrick Andrews, Tony Montgomery, Lamont Blevins, Malik Hennix... and the list goes on. They are all talented. Point guard Victor Delgado is the leagues best pure point man. He's also one of the leagues best defenders.

They will win the I-10 if: If they learn to play together as a group before tournament time.

They won't win if: They are not as good as we think they can be.

THE BIG GAME: Vs Westland on the 17th. They will be well rested and motivated.



THOMAS JEFFERSON: A mystery team. They have it all, speed, defense, a new building and a Super Bowl champion athletic director to motivate them. But no wins yet.

Top Players: Victor Duran so far is the best scorer. Newcomer Bobby Hendrix was an all- league defender two years ago.

They will win the I-10 if: They can get it together on offense, especially at the free throw line.

They won't win if: They keep up the good work.

THE BIG GAME: January 10th against JWJ. They need to show the rest of the I-10 that they are a team to be reckoned with.


I-10 Predicted order of finish
1. Premier
2. JWJ
3. Westland
4. Success
5. Jefferson



Pre-seaon All I-10: Joshua Taylor (JWJ), Alfonso Lowe (Premier), Marciel Tarver (Premier), Adrian Sanfie (JWJ), Victor Delgado (Success), Jeremy Brown (Westland), Robert Savala (Westland), Steson White (Premier), Lamont Blevins (Success), Malik Hennix (Success), Patrick Andrews (Success), Jeremy Grant (JWJ), Bobby Hendrix (Jefferson), Victor Duran (Jefferson)



Thursday, January 4
LEONA CONFERENCE PREVIEW
Here's a look at the 2007 Leona Conference and it's players, of course in no particular order.

OCOTILLO: A perennial power, the Gecko's are the defending champions and like last year, they are going to have to take the long road to earn their respect. Well coached, Ocotillo is one of the leagues first schools to actually get serious and scout their opponents. They also have player of the year canidate Tyrone Bruno. Krumrie & Berdica have to step it up on offense if the Ocotillo is to contend.

Top Players: Tyrone Bruno is a tough rebounder and great on defense. Bruce Berdica, Levi Lottis, Dante Medina and Justin Kromrie have all shown flashes of potential. Danny Thomas is tough on the boards.

They can win the Conference if: Like last year, peak at the right time, Bruno gets on a roll and Abel Muzzie makes his annual treck down from the hills and enrolls before the roster MLK cutoff date.

They won't win the conference if: They can't get by Estrella or keep giving up easy lay ups.

THE BIG GAME: A showdown with #1 Estrella to open their conference season. Just what the doctor ordered.



ESTRELLA: We knew they would be good, but not this good. They play a swarming defense and pound the boards like no one else. They just seem to keep coming from everywhere. Well coached & well diciplined. If they have a fault, they miss too many layups, but on the flip, they usually get their own boards.

Top Players: Carl Crayton has slashed though defenders with ease. Football's player of the year Andre Daniels is dominating in yet another sport. Fellow gridders Alex Escabedo, Ray Almaguer, and Adrienne Leon are all dominating the boards and playing great on defense.

They will win the conference if: They can stay on their current pace and stay focused...or if a football game breaks out.

They won't win if: They loose focus and forget about team play.

THE BIG GAME: 19 January vs Peoria Accelerated. If they beat Ocotillo, they could wrap up the regular season title early.



PEORIA ACCELERATED: First impressions last, they played as a team and were spectacular on defense in their opener. The Leona conference is deep and they take on Summitt and Ocotillo in league play after the break along with a couple of tournaments. We'll know who they are around King Day....

Top players: Joseph De La Rosa opened with 13 points. Joe Watson, William Ferraro, Rudy Lupercio and Dominick Wetzel played well in the opener.

They will win the conference if: They are better than the team that showed up against West Phoenix.

They won't win if: They can't continue to play swarming defense.

THE BIG GAME: January 12th against Summitt. This is one huge for Peoria.



SUMMITT: They play great, but only when they are behind. Early season favorites become have been torched by JWJ's Josh Taylor, Westland's Jeremy Brown and Estrella's Andree Daniels in games they had chances toin and losses that shook them out of the rankings. Well coached and great defensively.

Key players: Miguel Alcanter is doing it on defense and has great range. Debraun Dixon and Daniel Saucdeo both have game. Erin Scraggins is one of the leagues top rebounders.

They will win the conference if: They can keep from falling apart against top competition.

They won't win if: If they keep amking costly turnovers at crunch time.

THE BIG GAME: 12 January vs Peoria Accelerated. Summitt can't afford to go 0-2 and they can't afford to loose another big one.



MAYA: Like JWJ, these guys are young, very young and will have to grow up yesterday. Getting footballer Joe Tucari has raised hopes as he leads the league in rebounding and is playing well on defense. Team hopes rest on his improvement and their own rapid development. They are in good hands with Coach K.

Key Players: Joe Tucari, Chris Valentine, George Galaviz, Dausey D'Andrade, Angel Madrid-Montes and Thomas Martinez.

They will win the conference if: Estrella and Ocotillo fall apart and all the planets lineup or if we can fast forward to next year.

They won't win if: They don't learn quick, fast and in a hurry.

THE BIG GAME: January 12th vs West Phoenix. Both are winless. A chance toget into the Leona conference race.




WEST PHOENIX: A real project in the works. They have a motivated coach and outstanding school support, but they have to learn to make the easy shots. They have had problems coming out in the second half, but it's something they can overcome. They can only get better.

Key players: Galindo, Richard Moreno

They will win the Leona Conference if: Let's just say it will take a lot, but it's possible.

They won't win if: If they keep on their current pace.

THE BIG GAME: January 12th vs Maya. West needs this one to show they belong.


Predicted order of finish.
1. Estrella
2. Ocotillo
3. Peoria Accelerated
4. Summitt
5. West Phoenix
6. Maya


Pre season all-conference: Tyrone Bruno (Ocotillo), Justin Krumrie (Ocotillo), Levi Leottis (Ocotillo), Carl Crayton (Estrella), Andre Daniels (Estrella), Adrienne Leon (Estrella), Joseph De La Rosa (Peoria Accelerated), Daniel Dial (Peoria Accelerated), Miguel Alcanter (Summitt), Daniel Saucdeo (Summitt), Debrown Dixon (Summitt), Joe Tucari (Maya), Galindo (West Phoenix), Jesus Cuevas (West Phoenix), Richard Moreno (West Phoenix)


Wednesday, January 10
HOOP NOTES
-CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR MLK INVITES
-WE WILL HAVE TO ADJUST THE SCHEDULE FOR GAMES ON 24 & 26 FEB AS HAMILTON WILL HOST A TOURNAMENT THAT WEEK. SO PLEASE STAY TUNED AS WE WILL MAKE ADJUSTMENTS THIS WEEKEND.

-SOME GAMES WILL START AT 530 AFTER THE ADJUSTMENT. IF YOUR BOYS AND GIRLS CANNOT PLAY ON THE SAME NIGHT, PLEASE REMIND ME.

-COACHES, ATHLETIC DIRECTORS!!!!! AS WITH ANY HIGH SCHOOL TEAM, TEAMS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HAVING THEIR OWN FIRST AID KITS AND A RESPONSIBLE ADULT ON THE BENCH OR IN THE STANDS TO ASSIST THE COACH IN THE EVENT OF MINOR INJURIES. PLEASE BE AWARE.

-ALL STAR INVITES WILL BE GO OUT NEXT WEEK. NOTE, SOME TEAMS WILL GET MORE SLOTS THAN OTHERS. SOME THREE, SOME TWO, SOME 1, SO BE PREPARED. THE GAME DATE HAS NOT BEEN SET AS WE NEED A SPONSOR.


Attention. Renee needs the girls teams listed below to contact here in order to fax your rosters ASAP!!!!! Her number is 508-494-4915

PREMIER(G)

CAREER SUCCESS (G)

PEORIA ACCELERATED(G)

ESTRELLA(G)



Wednesday, January 10
GAME RESULTS
GIRLS RESULTS
West Phoenix (0-2) 17, vs Premier (1-0) 4
Opening night for Premier, game two for a much improved West Phoenix. Premier led 6-4 at the half. In the second half, Premier scored 11 unanswered points to for the win. Karen Olivas scored 6 and Margarita Avila 5 to lead Premier in scoring. Premier dominated in rebounds as Olivas (9), Aires Trevizo (7) and Avila (5) pounded the boards.



THOMAS JEFFERSON (1-2) 31, (#2) JWJ ACADEMY (4-3) 22
Unranked Thomas Jefferson jumped out to a 10-6 lead after a Bobby Hendrix dunk and never looked back as they upset #2 JWJ 31-22. JWJ fought back but a Hendrix three pointer made the score 15-9, Jefferson, at the 3 minute mark of the first half. Nook Payton's 3 pointer with a minute left followed by a John Parker layup closed the score to 15-14. But a nifty Victor Duran pass to Deshaun Graves on a fast break followed by a Antwan Alexander layup caught JWJ Sleeping and Jefferson led 19-14 at the half. The second half was a defensive struggle but Jefferson moved the ball well and led 27-17 at the 6:35 mark. At the 1:00 mark JWJ was down 29-22 and it proved too much to overcome. Hendrix had a big night for Jefferson with 5 points, 7 rebounds, 6 steals and 5 blocks. Alexander finshed with 8 points and 6 rebounds. Duran and Ricardo Olguin both had 7 and the Patroits balanced scoring proved to be the key in their win. Josh Taylor had 9 points and 7 rebounds to lead JWJ. John parker scored 5 points and added 5 rebounds.



(#4) PREMIER (6-2) 31, WESTLAND (2-2) 26
The score was close from the tipoff and tied 10-10 when Premier broke away to lead 14-10 in a sloppy first half. Westland responded and the score was 14-12 att he one minute mark and took that lead into the half. In the second half it was still back and back offensively with Westland leading 23-22 at the 6 minute mark. Poor free throw shooting on Premier's part kept them from taking a bigger lead, but still they led 24-23 at the 4:40 mark. After sever tries, Tarver finally made good on a three point play as Premier led 29-25 at the 1:00 mark and held off several Westland comeback attempts for the win. Premier's Miguel Johnston led all scorers with 12 points. He also had 8 rebounds. Marciel Tarver added 9 points. Alphoso Lowe had 8 rebounds. Westland was led by Robert Savala's 9 points and 13 rebounds.





Thursday, January 11
HOOP NOTES: ATTENTION COACHES & ADMINISTRATORS
A reminder, Renee needs rosters faxed or emailed as ASAP – fax# 602-735-5412 (Attention Renee Small)

The last day for changes to rosters will be 1/15/07

There is a limit of 15 players, anyone beyond that the team is responsible for the fee or the 16th plus player listed on their roster will be eliminated on 1/16/07




Thursday, January 11
THURSDAY'S GAMES
Janaury, 11   6:30 PM
MAYA 18, WEST PHOENIX 11
Behind Ashley Rocha's 6 points and Sharrell Smith's 5 steals and 3 assists Maya jumped out quickly 10-0 and took a 10-3 lead into halftime. A steadily improving West Phoenix fought back in the second half doing most of their scoring from the 3 point arc. Rocha led all scorers with 8 points. Smith Had 10 steals, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Ana Castrita led Westland with 6 points and 4 rebounds.

7:30 PM
PEORIA ACCELERATED (G) by forfiet over CAREER SUCCESS (G) vs.



8:30 PM
(6) WESTLAND 36 vs (3) PEORIA ACCELERATED 15
A short handed Westland team came out running and had a 17-2 lead at the 8:00 mark as guard Jeremy Brown, coming off of bad night in the loss to Premier, came out gunning scoring the games first 15 points. Westland led 21-8 at the half. In the second half Westland continued a torrid pace leading by as much as 27 points (30-13) at the 4:00 mark and cruising to an easy win over Peoria in a non-league contest. Brown finished with a career high 23 points and had 10 steals. Robert Savala, slowed by a sore ankle, had 7 points, 2 steals, 3 assists and 9 rebounds. Peoria was led by Joe Dial's 7 rebounds and Ollie Watson's 6 points.




Halftime entertainment.....Summit Dance Team, Peoria Accelerated Mascot

Wednesday, January 17
MORE RESULTS FROM WEDNESDAY
GIRLS
CAREER SUCCESS 18, OCOTILLO 11
Antonia Hernandez (8 points) and Kendy Arce ( 4 points, 5 steals) led Success to a conference win over Ocotillo.   Alondra Gomez had 8 points and 3 rebounds to lead Ocotillo. Aramis Hopkins added 5 rebbounds.



BOYS
WESTLAND 37, CAREER SUCCESS 32
Success led most of the game, but at crunch time, Westland played unselfishly and took over in the closing 5 minutes. Westland's Jeremy Brown torched Success for 20 points, including a 6 point streak in the final 2 minutes. Brown finished with 20 points and 5 steals. Robert Savala added 6 points and 11 rebounds.   Success was led by Lamont Blevins' 9 points. Malik Hennix had 10 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. Patrick Andrews had 7 rebounds.





Friday, January 19
MORE RESULTS FROM FRIDAY
BOYS
Ocotillo 35, Peoria Accelerated 25
Justin Krumrie scored 13 points and Max Sellers added 9 points and 3 assists as Ocotillo beat Peoria Accelerated in a physical matchup. The smaller Peoria squad eventually tired as Ocotillo wore them down. Bruce Berdica's two thre pointers shot down both of Peoria's comeback attempts. Daniel Dial (9 points & 5 rebounds) and Ollie Watson (7 points & 7 rebounds) led Peoria Accelerated.



GIRLS
MAYA 23, PEORIA ACCELERATED 11
Maya's Lady Jaguars made it a clean sweep over Peoria teams as the girls breezed to another win. Ashley Rocha, Callena brown, Sharrell Smith and Ericka Keys combined for 20 rebounds as Maya dominated the boards. Te-Selena Parilla scored 7 points for Peoria Accelerated.





Monday, January 15
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Maya high (3-0/1-0) school beat Career Success and Peoria Accelerated (twice) to win the 2007 AAC MLK Invitational basketball. Peoria Accelerated (2-2)placed second. Maya's Ashey Rocha, Sharrell Smith and Ericka Reyes were co-tournament MVP's and were awarded tickets to a Phoenix Mercury game on behalf of the Anquan Boldin Foundation.

GAME ONE
MAYA 20, PEORIA ACCELERTATED 11
Maya outscored Peoria 11-1 in the second half in the opening round of the MLK invitational. Sharrell Smith had 10 points, 4 rebounds, and four steals for Maya. Ericka Reyes had 6 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocked shots. Brittany Lewis added 4 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals.

For Peoria Accelerated, Te-Selena Parrilla had 4 points and 10 rebounds. Lora Lee added 5 points.


GAME TWO
PEORIA ACCELERATED 31, CAREER SUCCESS 8
Peoria Accelerated led 21-5 at the half and cruised to a win over Success. Te-Selena Parrilla scored 14 points to lead Peoria. Gladys added 6 points.


CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
MAYA 31, PEORIA ACCELERATED 17
Maya led a tired Peoria (playing in their 3rd game of the day) team by 20 points early in the first half on their way to the Lady AAC-MLK basketball tournament championship. Maya's Ashley Rocha led all scorers with 13 points. Sharrell Smith had 6 points and Ericka Reyas added 4 for the Jaguars. Miranda Mesquita scored 10 points to lead Peoria.





Wednesday, January 17
PREMIER GETS BY JEFFERSON
PREMIER 37, THOMAS JEFFERSON 36
This was a good one. In a battle for first place in the I-10 conference, Premier had to start without two of it's star players, Marciel tarver and Alphonso Lowe. Both teams traded baskets as the score was tied at 11 with 4:30 left in the first half. tarver and Lowe entered the game at that point and Premier jumper out to a 15-11 lead, but Jefferson fought back trailed 14-15 at halftime.

In the second half, Premier broke away twice leading by 3, but Jefferson kept answering back and wer behind 23-20 at the 10 minute mark. With 3 minutes left, Jefferson's #12 tied it at 29 with a jump hook and they took the lead with 26 seconds left, 32-31. Jefferson had a chance to extend their lead, but missed 3 free throws with 19 seconds left. Premier also had probelms at he line missing a chance to tie it with 9 seconds left and # 8 sank a free throw that seemed to roll on the rim forever before it sank as the crowd erupted in cheer. Time expired and the game went into overtime.

In overtime Pat Haney's 3 pointer gave Premier a 35-31 lead. Jefferson's Bobby Hendrix answered with a layup, 35-34 Premier. In the end, Jefferson failed to convert multiple opportunities at the free throw line. Ironically it was Premiers Haney who sealed the win with...... clutch free throws.





Wednesday, January 17
MLK TOURNAMENT ENTERTAINS RECORD CROWDS

Friday, January 19
MAYA UPSETS #1 ESTRELLA
MAYA 35, ESTRELLA 33
Now we have a real race in the Leona Basketball Conference, thanks to the Maya Jaguars. Maya deployed a 2-3 zone and a run offense and an outstanding effort on the boards enroute to upsetting #1 Estrella high school. Maya came out playing good on defense but flat on offense as Estrella slowly built up a 7-1 lead at the 10 minute mark. After a timeout, Maya got into the flow beating the Rattlers in their own game, running the floor and closing the score at 15-13, then taking the lead 17-15 at the half.

In the second half, the track meet continued as both teams traded baskets. By this time, Estrella has usually wore their opponents down, my Maya stayed in the game, leading 19-17 at the 12:30 mark. Maya's tough 2-3 zone play and an Imari Jenkins (10 points) layup at the 7:50 mark gave Maya a 25-19 lead. Estrella kept fighting back but Maya out rebounded and out ran them seemingly at will. Down 32-29 with 1:30 remaining, Andre Daniels (8 points, 5 steals) failed to convert on a 3 point play (Maya up 32-31). But Carl Crayton, after a Maya miss, made good on a layup putting Estrella, but Maya answered and led 34-33 with one second left. Game over.

Maya out rebounded Estrella 30 to 10 as Joe Tucari had 11 and Jenkins 10. Antonio DeLarosa added 7. Estrella's Adienne Leon scored 14 points tolead all scorers.




Saturday, January 20
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Sunday, January 21
GIRLS RESULTS: MAYA BEATS PREMIER, CAREER SUCCESS OVER ESTRELLA
GIRLS GAMES
6:30 PM
#1 MAYA 23, #2 PREMIER 11
The Maya Jaguars continued to roll with a win over Premier.

7:30 PM
#3 CAREER SUCCESS 20 vs. ESTRELLA (18
Career Success' Lady Jaguars trailed Estrella from the opening tipoff, but with under one minute remaining, they stormed back a stole one from the Lady Rattlers.



BOYS
Maya vs. Ocotillo
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Wednesday, January 31
WEDNESDAY'S GAMES
GIRLS
CAREER SUCCESS 17, WEST PHOENIX 6
Shamecka Samuel (10 points) and Kendy Arce (7) did most of the damage as Success runs by West Phoenix. Diandra Aguirra added 10 rebounds. Judith Ramiarez and Jasmine Peralta played well for West.


MAYA 35, PEORIA ACCELERATED 33
Peoria missed a layup as time ran out in double overtime in a loss to Maya. Imari Jenkins, who is quickly emerging as one of the leagues better go-to guys, scored 11 points and had 9 rebounds for Maya, who had a very well balanced scoring attack. Daniel Dial had 10 rebounds and 8 points for Peoria Accelerated.    Tommy Luquin added 10 points for Peoria.

THOMAS JEFFERSON 26, CAREER SUCCESS 19
Bobby Hendrix had 10 points and 10 rebounds as Thomas Jefferson wins in a critical I-10 matchup against Career Success.    Deshon Graves added 7 points for the Patriots. Johnathan Davis, Malik Hennix and Patrick Andrews had 6 points each for Success.


JWJ 27, PREMIER 26
Josh Taylor scored 20 points and had 9 rebounds to lead JWJ in a 27-26 win over Premier. John Parker added 9 rebounds for the Eagles. Premier trailed for most of the game and was down 25-19 with under a minute remaining. Back to back Stetson White three pointers had Premier in the game in the closing seconds but a clutch Taylor free throw put an end to the rally.



Thursday, February 1
THURSDAY'S GAMES
GIRLS
ESTRELLA 7, PREMIER 6
Premier has a chance to win it at the buzzer, but it fell short.


BOYS
Estrella 33, West Phoenix 28
Still improving West Phoenix fought back from 10 point deficits twice, but Estrella's pressing defense was too much. Andre Crayton led Estella with 16 points. Rashee Mahon led all scorers with 19 points.

Summitt 26, Ocotillo 17
Debraun Dixon scored 20 points in the Bulldogs win.






Wednesday, January 31
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Sunday, February 4
BOYS STATISTICAL LEADERS
SCORING
I-10 Conference
Brown (Westland) 13.2, Taylor (JWJ) 12.7, Hendrix (Jefferson) 9.7, Tarver (Premier) 9.2, Lowe (Premier) 8.0, Savala (Westland) 7.0

Leona Conference
Mahon (West Phoenix) 13.0, Jenkins (Maya) 10.5, Crayton (Estrella) 10.4, Sellers (Maya) 9.0, Dixon (Summit) 8.7, Alcanter (Summit) 7.7, Brown (Estrella) 7.4, Leon (7.0)

3 pointers
8 Lowe (Premier), 7 Taylor (JWJ), 6 Alcanter (Summit), Delgado (Success), 5 Sanfie (JWJ), M. Hennix (Success), Duran (Jefferson)

REBOUNDING
I-10 conference
11.2 Savala (Westland), Hendrix (Jefferson) 9.2, 5.8 Taylor (JWJ), 5.6 Lowe (Premier), 5.4 Tarver (Premier)

Leona Conference
9.5 Jenkins (Maya), 9.4 Tucari (Maya), 8.0 Moreno (West Phoenix), 7.5 Dial (Peoria Accelerated)


STEALS
I-10 Conference
38 Taylor (JWJ), 31 Brown (Westland), 23 White (Premier), 20 Delgado (Success), 18 Lowe (Premier), 13 Tarver (Premier)

Leona Conference
28 Crayton (Estrella), 25 Brown (Estrella), 22 Alcanter (Summit), 17 Leon (Estrella), 13 Saucedo (Estrella)

BLOCKED SHOTS
19 Tarver (Premier), 7 Escobedo (Estrella), 6 Cordova (Premier), 5 M. Hennix (Success), 5 Savala (Westland)





Sunday, February 4

Sunday, February 4
THIS WEEKS MATCHUPS!
AAC Upcoming games
MARCH MADNESS LOOMS LARGE IN THE FUTURE AND TOP TEAMS ARE FIGHTING FOR THE BEST SEEDS. ALL CONFERENCE NOMINATIONS ARE BEING CONSIDERED. PLAYER OF THE YEAR IS ON THE LINE AS IS A CHANCE TO PLAY FOR THE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP AND A FIRST CLASS TROPHY.

THOSE WHO STAY.....WILL BE CHAMPIONS.


Feb 7   5:30 PM
#4 Summitt vs. West Phoenix
Summitt is fresh off an impressive win over Ocotillo, their best effort of the year sparked by the inside presence of Debaun Dixon. If he can keep his efforts up, Sharpshooters Miquel Alcanter and Daniel Saucedo will be free to fire at will, creating a new threat for an already defense minded team. he Bulldogs back in the quest for a high seed in the tournament and the regular season crown. A win puts West keeps getting better and had an instant offensive infusion with transfer Rashee Mahon (13ppg).   His arrival opens up options for Rich Moreno (8rpg) and Jesus Cuevas.   At this point, West is tuning up to be a spoiler in the conference tournament.

6:30 PM
#5 JWJ Academy vs. Career Success
The two schools are located just accros the I-17 from each other, but that's about all they have in commom. JWJ is made up of a core group that has been together the past 4 years, and they are all underclassmen. The Eagles are led by player of the year canidate Josh Taylor, a league leader in points (13ppg), steals (38) and rebounding (5.8). In JWJ wins, he has seemed to single handedly taken over games. Role players John Parker, Jeremy Grant, Jon Belford, Tyrese Simpson and Nook Payton all crash the boards and can all score. Success has yet to gel as expected. They are well coached and are usually in games, but it just hasn't happended. Patrick Andrews has been their most consistant player (6ppg/5.3rpg) and Malik Hennix is the teams top defensive player. Absent has been Victor Delgado. When Success showed flashes of being the I-10s big gun, he was a league leader in scoring, 3 point shooting and steals, but has been MIA their last two games, as has their offense... and defense.


7:30 PM
#2 CAREER SUCCESS (G) vs. #1 MAYA (G)
Two of the leagues best clash in what could be a championship preview. Both are in a tie for first in the regular season race.    Maya bounced Success in the MLK tournament, but Success has improved vastly since then. Maya is led by a fantastic foursome of Erika Keyes, Sharrell Smith, Ashley Rocha and Chrystal Porter.    They are also deep in the bench and are totally inselfish with the ball. Smith leads the league in assists and steals. Keyes leads the team in rebounding and Rocha in scoring. Success is led by a Maya transfer, Kendy Arce, a great ball handler with defensive skills. Newcomer Shameka Samuel has added a new punch and speed to the lady Jaguars.


8:30 PM
#5 OCOTILLO (G) vs. PEORIA ACCELERATED (G)
Alondra Gomez had 8 points and 3 rebounds to lead Ocotillo in their last outing, a loss to Success. Aramis Hopkins added 5 rebbounds. Te-Selena Parilla has been a consistant leader for Peoria.




Feb 8   5:30 PM
Thomas Jefferson vs. Westland
A win keeps either team in the hunt for a top seed & the regular season title.   The looser will be left prepping to the conference tournament. Jefferson has been in every game loosing by an average of 3ppg. Don't let the record fool you, they are very good. Bobby Hendrix averages nearly a double-double. Victor Duran and Dehson Graves add offensive punch for the Patriots.    Westland's Jeremy Brown and Robert Savala have found a way to co-exist. Brown leads the league in scoring (13.2ppg) and is up there in steals (31). For the second year in a row, Savala is the leagues premier rebounder and a stellar defender. Both are unselfish and Westland seems to be on a mission.

6:30 PM
Estrella vs. Peoria Accelerated
E-S Dub seemed to be unbeatable until the Maya game. Challenged again vs West Phoenix, Estrella's Carl Crayton, Andre Brown. Adrienne Leon & company rose up and showed some saavy. Estrella has all but guaranteed a a share of the Leona title but Peorai wants to prove they belong. After a fast start, they have faded fast. A win over the annointed ones will be a great shot in the arm.


7:30 PM
West Phoenix vs. Ocotillo
Defending champs Ocotillo have been consistant to say the least. Max Sellers showed up in the second half of the season, Ty Bruno is not plyaing up to per season hype and the rest of the team has not shown up either.   What's a coach to do? This would be the game for the Geckos to turn it around. Rashee Mahon of Westland is a legit scoring threat and rebounding machine Moreno gives them a great defensive threat.


8:30 PM
WEST PHOENIX G vs. PEORIA ACCELERATED (G)
Both are at the bottom of the girls rankings.   Te-Selena Parilla is rated high enough to be considered a player of the year canidate. Lora Lee has also playeed well. West is well coached, but has pretty much had a tough time in the AAC,but Jasmin Peralta has been a shining light.




Sunday, February 4
COMING SOON: GIRLS ALL CONFERENCE, ALL STATE, PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Attention coaches, officials, game workers & athletic directors


Please send me a ranking of the top 5 players, NOT ON YOUR TEAM, in your conference and a list of the top THREE players, in order, on your own team.

Please base this on overall athletic performance only.

I also need nominations for player of the year. List your top 5 players, league-wide, even from your own team. And please be realistic, not your favorite, just the best players.

Nominations via email only NLT 14 February




Wednesday, February 7
BASKETBALL SCORES
WEST PHOENIX 28, SUMMITT 26
In big Leona Conference matchup, a revamped West Phoenix, led by Rashee Mahon, jumped out and lead early. West led most of the game but Summitt came back to take the lead 25-20 with 4 minu tes left. But Mahon's clutch three pointers helped West Phoenix retake the lead. Mahon led all scorers with 19 points. Debraun Dixon had 11 points and 9 rebounds for Summitt. Miquel Alcanter added 7.

JWJ 30, Career Success 24
Success was up 8-1 in the first 9 minutes, but JWJ came back and made it 13-12 at the half. JWJ scored 11 unanswered points and led 24-12 with 5 minutes left. Success recovered and tied the score at 24, but failed to capitolize at the free throw line in the closing minutes. A timely steal by Josh Taylor (21 points, 11 from the free throw line) in the closing seconds and good free throw shooting by John Parker (8 points & 7 rebounds) sealed the win in the end. Makaio Young had a league season high 15 assists for Success. Patrick Andrews had 12 rebounds and 6 points. John Davis led Success in scoring with 10 points.



GIRLS SCORES
#2 SUCCESS 22, #1 MAYA 21
Erica Gordon and Kendy Arce combined for 13 points and Shamecka Samuael had 8 rebounds and 7 steals as Success upset top ranked Maya. Diandra Aguirra added 6 rebounds. Maya's Ashley Rocha led all scorers with 15 points. Ericka Keyes had 7 points and 9 rebounds.

8:30 PM
OCOTILLO 9, PEORIA ACCELERATED 6


Thursday, February 8
SCORES FROM 8 FEBRUARY
Estrella forfiet win over Peoria Accelerated


West Phoenix: 34 - Ocotillo: 30
Rashee Mahon scored 11 points and Jesus Cervas and P Vargas added 8 each as West Phoenix gets by Ocotillo. K Smith had 9 rebounds and Johnny DeLacruz had 6. Ocotillo was led by Justin Krumrie's season high 14 points.

GIRLS RESULTS
WEST PHOENIX G: 10 - PEORIA ACCELERATED (G): 7
Judith Ramirez & Jasmine Peralta led West Phoenix to it's first win of the season.



Thursday, February 15
THIS WEEK'S RESULTS
GIRLS
Estrella 8, West Phoenix 4
April Castoneda and Joshlin Nunnally (5 rebounds) lead Estrella to victory over West.


BOYS
MAYA 39, SUMMITT 30
Maya clinches the regular season title with a win over Summitt. Antonio DeLarosa (11) and Joe Tucari (10) combine for 21 points to lead Maya. Imari Jenkins had 9 rebounds. Miguel Alcanter scored 10 points for Summitt.


WESTLAND 25, JWJ 17
Westland's Robert Savala had 10 poionts, 12 rebounds and 2 blocked shots.





TUESDAY, 13 FEBRUARY

GIRLS
Premier 15, Ocotillo 4

BOYS
MAYA 38, OCOTILLO 33
Imari Jenkins had 9 points and 12 rebounds as Maya beats Ocotillo to win the regular season Leona Conference title. Antonio Delarosa had 11 points. Joe Tucari added 8 rebounds. Max Sellers led Ocotillo with 11 points for Ocotillo, Bruce Berdica added 9.


PREMIER 23, CAREER SUCCESS 21 (OT)
Manciel Tarver and RaShaun Stewert lead Premier in an overtime win over Career Success.



Thursday, February 22
CONFERENCE CHAMPS TO BE CROWNED, FINALIST IN PLACE ON WEDNESDAY: MARCH MADNESS AAC STYLE.......JOIN US!
LET THE MADNESS BEGIN

NOTE: THE CODE OF CONDUCT REGARDING COACHES, PLAYERS & FANS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.

GIRLS SEMI FINALS
28 Feb   
5:30 PM
ESTRELLA (G) vs. OCOTILLO (G)
6:15 PM
CAREER SUCCESS (G) vs. PREMIER (G)
6:55 PM
MAYA GIRLS VS WINNER ESTRELLA (GIRLS)/OCOTILLO (GIRLS)

BOYS FINAL FOUR
7:45 PM
Estrella vs. Summitt
8:30 PM
Premier vs. Thomas Jefferson



1 Mar   6:00 PM
Girls AAC Championships
7:00 PM
AAC Boys championship


Wednesday, February 21
WEDNESDAY'S AAC TOURNAMENT RESULTS
PREMIER 12, WEST PHOENIX 5
Margarita Avila scored 8 points for Premier in a first round playoff win over West. Karen Olivas had 12 rebounds and 4 points.

JWJ 30, CAREER SUCCESS 13
Josh Taylor and John Paker had 10 points each, Jeremy Grant and Frank Apshy 4 each as JWJ swept Career Success for the season and moves on in the tournament. Malik Hennix led Success with 5 points and 6 rebounds.

SUMMITT 33, WEST PHOENIX 19
Douglas Victoriano scored 11 points and had 10 rebounds as Summitt moves on to second round play in the Leona Basketball Conference tournament. Rashee Mahon scored 17 of West's 19 points.


Thursday, February 22
THURSDAY'S AAC TOURNAMENT RESULTS
THOMAS JEFFERSON 41, WESTLAND 33
Jefferson Jumped out to a big lead and held on to it enroute to a I-10 conference tournament win over Westland. Bobby Hendrix had 12 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocked shots for Jefferson. Trimar McCray added 9, Victor Duran 7 and Ricardo Olguin 6. Jeremy Brown scored 26 points for Westland.


PREMIER 53, JWJ 21
Premier led 28-10 at the half, then cruised to a 53-21 win over JWJ. RaShawn Stewart led all scorers with 20 points. Josh Taylor scored 15 points for JWJ.


SUMMIT 39, MAYA 32
Miguel Alcanter and Debraun Dixon each scored 11 points and Summitt dominated the boards in a win over favored Maya. Dixon had 8 rebounds and Douglas Victoriano had 12 for Summit. Maya's Antonio DeLa Rosa led all scorers with 16 points.


ESTRELLA 35, OCOTILLO 31
8 Estrella players scored, led by Carl Crayton's 12 points as the Rattlers hold off a late charge by defending champion Ocotillo. Ocotillo's Tyrone Murray led all scorers with a career high 21 points. He also had 12 rebounds.



Wednesday, February 28
GIRLS FINAL FOUR RESULTS: MAYA, CAREER SUCCESS TO MEET IN TITLE GAME
CAREER SUCCESS 18, PREMIER 9
After a low scoring first half, Career Success deployed a full court press and pulled away in the second half enroute to a win over premier in a girls semi final game. Success' Shameka Samuel led all scorers with 7 points.


MAYA 22, OCOTILLO 10
Ericka Reyes (8 points) & Ashley Rocha (6 points) lead a defense minded in a final four win over Ocotillo.


GIRLS AAC BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
THURSDAY, 1 MARCH AT 6:15PM
ART HAMILTON ELEMANTARY SCHOOL
MAYA HIGH SCHOOL VS CAREER SUCCESS HIGH SCHOOL



Wednesday, February 28
BOYS CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS CROWNED: PREMIER & ESTRELLA TO MEET IN AAC TITLE GAME
BOYS
Leona Conference Championships
ESTRELLA 39, SUMMITT 31
This one was close for the most part. Estrella's Carl Crayton scored 19 points, Andre Daniels and Jeffrey Williams 6 each as Estrella wore down Summitt and advanced to the league championship, winning the Leona Conference title. Debraun Dixon had 8 points to lead Summitt.


I-10 Conference Championships
PREMIER 40, THOMAS JEFFERSON 35
Premier held off a late comeback attempt by Jefferson to win the I-10 conference title and advance to the AAC championship game. Rashawn Stewart and Alfonso Lowe combined for 20 points for Premier. Bobby Hendrix scored 15 points and Antwan Alexander 11 to for Jefferson.

BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
THURSDAY MARCH 1
7PM AT ART HAMILTON SCHOOL
PHOENIX PREMIER HIGH SCHOOL VS AVONDALE ESTRELLA HIGH SCHOOL




Thursday, March 1
ESTELLA BOYS, CAREER SUCCESS GIRLS WIN ARIZONA AAU ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
CAREER SUCCESS 33
MAYA 20
Using a press defense, Maya jumped out early but Career Success hung on and took the lead. In the second half, Success applied a press of their own and took advantage of Maya miscues to post a comfortable lead. Former Maya player Kendy Arce was the dagger for Success scoring 21 points for the Jaguars. Shamecka Samuels added 8 points. Ericka Reyes scored 9 points for Maya.


BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
AVONDALE ESTRELLA HIGH SCHOOL 34
PHOENIX PREMIER HIGH SCHOOL 29
In the battle of conference champions, Estrella came out on top beating Premier High School 34-29 in a classic battle. Down 14-11 and slipping away, Estella called a timeout, Coach Echols straightend out his troops and they took the lead behind a three point shot by Carl Crayton and led 17-16 at the half. In the second half, the teams took turns with the lead. Eventually Estrella wore down Premier down and took a comfortable lead into the 2 minute mark. Costly turnovers and missed layups eventually cost Premier, but they did go down fighting. As usuual, balanced scoring and defense wonit for Estrella. Carl Crayton scored 11 points, Andre Daniels 7 to lead the Rattlers. Angelo White and Alex Escobedo added 5 each. Premier's top scorers were Stetson White and Rashawn Stewart with 7 points each. Alfonso Lowe added 6.





Sunday, March 11
Leona Conference All-Stars beat I-10 Stars

IMAGES: 2007 ALL-STAR GAME

Sunday, March 11
IMAGES: BOYS AAC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Sunday, March 11
IMAGES: AAC GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Sunday, March 11

Tuesday, November 14
2006-2007 BASKETBALL (click here for the registration link)
PLEASE NOTE: FEES ARE DUE NLT 20 NOVEMBER. LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT PLAY IN THE PRE SEASON TOURNAMENTS AND WILL MISS A WEEK OF GAMES FOR EVERY WEEK THEY ARE LATE.

The 2006-2007 basketball season is coming up soon. Fees are due before 20 November.
*2005-2006 fees ($500 per team)
*Basketball meetings start the third week of November
*teams will not be added to the schedule until fees are paid
*"Winners" Tournament schedule is set for the first two weeks of December. 4 teams, the two winners meet for the championship. That schedule will be set during coaches meetings.
*As last year, two 16 minute halves in the tournament season, with adjustments during the regular season to 18 minutes. Operating under basic AIA/AAU rules with adjustments to be made during the November meetings.

A late fee applies afterwards.
GIRLS TEAMS (Game night TBA)
Avondale Estrella, Phoenix Maya, Peoria Accelerated, Phoenix Premier, Phoenix Ocotillo, Phoenix Career Success

BOYS TEAMS
Leona Group Conference:
(Teams will play on Friday nights when league play starts)
Phoenix Summitt High School, Phoenix Maya High School, Phoenix Ocotillo High School, Avondale Estrella High School, Peoria Accelerated high school, West Phoenix High School

I-10 Conference:
(Teams will play on Wednesday nights when league play starts)
Glendale Omega Academy, Phoenix Premier High School, Thomas Jefferson High School, Westland High School, Phoenix Career Success, JWJ Academy





Friday, November 10
JESS SCHWARTZ BEATS VERDE PARK, WINS CLASS C TITLE
JESS SCHWARTZ JEWISH COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL 20, VERDE PARK 0

Jeremy Kay's 40 yard run in the frrst half was all Jess Schwartz needed to cruise to their first AAC state football title over Verde park. Schwartz had to play bigger Class A schools during the regular season because of scheduling conflicts, they were actually supposed to meet Verde Park in the season opener, but they prevailed and began to peak at the right time, winning their last 3 games, plus a bowl win over Omega prior to the playoffs.

Using a new offense and a stubborn defense, Jess Schwartz slowed down a short handed Verde team and completely shut down their running game to hand Verde one of their worst losses ever.




Thursday, November 16
COACHES MEETING (Click here for roster forms & code of conduct)
Here are some of the points covered in Thursday's coaching meeting

Door policy: The game fee for adults is $2. For kids under 12, $1. No managers and only one assistant per team. No re-entry. Players can leave/return only with a coach or teacher.

No food or drink in the stands period. Players & coaches can have drinks on the bench and must clear area after the game.

Running clock: We will operate on a running clock until the 1 minute mark. The we will go to the stop clock format.

We will operate at 16 minute per half until after the New Year, then we may go to 18.

Teams are to have a parent, assistant coach or a reliable/mature student to keep their score book at the scorers table. Statisticians are allowed near the table but not at the table. No cheering, coaching or inappropriate behavior tolorated at the table.

Coaches & athletic directors will be held responsible for the conduct of their athletes.

Roster limits will be set at 15

Players must be clearly printed on the roster or have them typed. Late additions will be accompanied by a $20 fee per player.

Players will not take of their uniforms, especially in anger, until after the post game handshake. Players cannot leave the bench until after the game. Players not in uniform are allowed on the bench.

Designated home teams must help with per game court maintenance.

Teams will be allowed only one "on court" speaking captain, eligible to talk with referees.

NO 20 YEAR OLD PLAYERS.

19 YEAR OLD PLAYERS MUST BE CLEARED THOUGH COACH MO AND ONLY AFTER THEY ARE BREIFED.

Cheer/spiritline: We must be covered by insurance for all athletes. So cheer must also include a roster and $20 per cheer leader.

Playoff formats: Region champs and the next best 4 teams are eligible for the playoffs.

NOTE
Many coaches want to increase games by playing conference opponents or increasing the non-league schedule. This would move all scheduled tournaments to weekends and start the season right after the holiday.

I strongly suggest an extended non-conference schedule to start and keeping our region games at one game, still ending the season in February as track & field starts in March. We would also have conference championship tournaments at the end of the season that would benifit underdogs and late bloomers, keeping the integrity of the league. Most high schools use the conference championship tournaments as a qualifier.

Please email your comments/suggestions.

Handout: Basketball Team Registration

Monday, November 13
REGULAR SEASON TEAM SCHEDULES: SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Boys regular season schedules.



Monday, November 13
BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE (CLICK HERE)
Check periodoically.

Subject to change.



Monday, November 13
GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE (CLICK HERE)
Please check periodically.

Subject to change.



Monday, November 27
TEAM SCHEDULES (CLICK HERE)
COACHES NOTE!!!!

Schedules have been updates as schools are away until the second week of January during winter break!!!!!

For individual team/school schedules, click on your school name.



Thursday, November 23
BASKETBALL'S A COMIN'.....
COMING SOON

-2006-2007 PREVIEW

-TURKEYSHOOT PREVIEW

-PRE SEASON TEAM SNAPSHOTS

-PREDICTIONS

-PRE SEASON ALL AAAC TEAMS

-COACHES COMMENTS

-PLAYER INTERVIEWS


Wednesday, November 29
PREMIER BEATS SUCCESS, WINS TURKEYSHOOT!
Career Success 47, Ocotillo 15
Both teams started out slowly as Success jumped out to a 6-0 start. Then Ocotillo went on a 9-5 run to close the score to 11-9 at the 5 minute mark. Success eventually pulled away outscoring Ocotillo 36-6 the rest of the way. Lamont Hennix led Success with 14 points. Tyrell Roberts has 8 points & 5 assists. Michael Taylor and Patrick Andrews had 7 points each. Lamont Blevins had a game high 9 rebounds. Ocotillo was led by Danny Thomas' 9 rebounds. Levi Ottis 7 points and 5 rebounds.


Premier 31, Maya 15
In another slow starter, Premier slowed the game down and pulled away from Maya after leading 13-6 in the first half.   Outscoring the Panthers 18-9 in the second half, the Titans cruise to a win.    Alfonso Lowe had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Marciel Tarver had 6 rebounds and 5 points. Maya was led by Chris Valentino's 6 points and Joe Tucari's 8 rebounds.



TURKEYSHOOT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Premier 27, Success 24

This was a close one in the first half as no one had more than a two point lead. Defense was the key in this one and it was defense that prevailed in the end.

With 15 seconds left in the first half, Michael Taylor made short jumper to put Success in the lead 17-15. Close still in the second half, but Success pulled away for a couple of four point leads, but turnovers and tough play kept Premier in the the game as they made it a one point game (27-26) at the 1:18 mark. Premier took a 29-27 lead after a Jose Garcia three pointer with 46 seconds left. A Lamont Hennix steal gave Success a last chance with 6 seconds left, but a turnover as time ran out proved costly and led to a Premier win.



Friday, December 1
JWJ SPLITS, SUMMITT & WESTLAND WIN OPENERS
JWJ 38, West Phoenix 31
West Phoenix fared well in their first AAC game but lost a close one to JWJ. The games was close until the last minute and a half, then fouls and big plays by JWJ's Josh Taylor helped the Eagles pull away. Taylor had 24 points and 6 rebounds to lead JWJ. Jeremy Grant had 8 rebounds and 6 points. Galindo led West Phoenix with 12 points.


Summitt 29, Thomas Jefferson 24
Summitt staved off two Jefferson comebacks and held on for their first win of the season.   Algantar had 9 points and Scroggins had 9 rebounds to lead Summitt. Duran had 9 points to lead Jefferson.


Westland 36, JWJ 23

Robert Savala and J Brown combined for 20 points and Savala had 18 rebounds as Westland beats a tired JWJ Academy.   JWJ, playing it's second game of the night showed signs of wearing out early in the second half when after being tied at 17, scored only 6 more points in the game. Savala scored on three straight lay ups and Brown nailed the door shut with back to back long range jumpers to seal the deal. Taylor scored 8 points and had 5 rebounds for JWJ.





Monday, December 4
PASS IT ON!
Roster forms are to be neatly printed or typed and include coaches info and school address before teams take the floor. Our form is attached below.

Contact Renee if you would like to fax your information (508) 494-4915

Team schedule's & individual stat's can be found on the "Team Schedules" link on the menu.

Pass it on.....

-No food or drinks in the stands period. Teams may have drinks in the bench area only and coaches are responsible for cleanup
-$2 door entry for parents & students. $1 for kids. 5 & under are free. NO REENTRY!
-Coaches & administrators are respnsible for the conduct of their students and fans.



Handout: Team Registration (Team/School)

Saturday, December 2
PREMIER WINS ANQUAN BOLDIN TOURNAMENT
Career Success 27, JWJ 23
Success came out shooting taking a 16-2 lead from the jump. JWJ started shooting cold the other night and it continued. Success was patient and tough on defense. Success took a 18-7 lead into the half. The second half was another story. After a 14-3 run, JWJ tied it up with 3 minutes left. Success made adjustments, bringing in their three big men to slow the flow as it was pretty much a standoff for the duration. In the end, Success won it from the line and made timely free throws to clode it out. Quinton Gray led all scorers with 9 points. Patrick Andrews had 5 rebounds for Success, Malik Hennix 4. Josh Taylor led JWJ with 6 points. He also had 5 rebounds.

Premier 25, Ocotillo 23
Premier as usual slowed the game down to their liking and won it with defense. In a game that was close, Premier's experience, especially returnees Stetson White & Alfonso Lowe (9 points) made key layups and steals down the stretch. Marciel Tarver led the game with four steals (Premier had 12 in all) as Premier pretty much stalled an attempt Ocotillo made at a comeback. Justin Krumble led Ocotillo with 8 points. Bruce Berdicia had 4 steals and 7 points.

JWJ 31, Ocotillo 22
JWJ jumped out early and held on mostly on the streak shooting Nick Payton. Midway through the second half, Payton hit three straght jumpers and had a timely steal as JWJ opened up a lead and held on. J0sh taylor led JWJ with 10 points and 5 rebounds. Jeremy Grant added 6 more points. Ocotillo was led by Tyrone Bruno, who had 9 points and 5 rebounds. Justin Krumrie had 5 rebounds and four points.

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Premier 37, Career Success 31
For the second straight tournament, Premier and Success meet in the championship round and Premier prevailed again. With at least 4 players from last years team and a rising star in Marciel Tarver, Success wore down a short-handed Success team in the final 3 minutes with 8 straight fast break layups and 3 steals. Tarver led a balanced Premier attack scoring 12 points and pulling down 9 rebounds. Stetson White had 10 points and 3 steals. Alphonso Lowe added 9 points and 6 rebounds. Success was led by Victor Delgado's 16 points and 5 rebounds. Patrick Andrews had 7 rebounds and 5 points.