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Magnett, Lyon Come Through In Badgers 59-51 Win Over Bears

Photo: Josiah Peoples scrambles to steal the ball from Mauricio Holguin

Varsity Boys Basketball

The Prescott Badgers extended their win streak to nine is a row with a 59-51 win over rival Bradshaw Mountain in Prescott Valley. The win improves Prescott to (8-0) in the Grand Canyon Region and (18-3) overall. Bradshaw Mountain slips to (6-3) and (15-6).

Mason Hunt led the Bears with 27 points and four rebounds. Uriah Tenette scored 24 for the Badgers, but it was Cooper Magnett with 13 points, and Andrew Lyon coming off the bench with eight points to ignite the Badgers in the third quarter that made the difference for Prescott.

Photo: Andrew Lyon with a drive to the basket

The teams came out firing away which led to a 17-17 tie after the first quarter. The second quarter saw each team taking the lead as fouls started to play a part in the coaches personnel decisions on the court. Tenette knocked down a three for a 24-17 Badger lead. Zane Gaul picked up his third foul and sat for the remainder of the half. Hunt and Preston Ranniker brought the Bears back to tie the game at 24. Magnett’s rebound and put back basket gave Prescott a 26-24 lead at the half.

The Badgers’ big lift came with three straight three point shots, overcoming a 36-32 deficit when Cooper Magnett connected, and senior Andrew Lyon drilled the next two three point shots to give the Badgers a 41-36 lead. Lyon said, “This was my last game here and I wanted our team to go out with a win. I was open and got a couple of good passes that set me up for the shots.”

Bradshaw could never catch Prescott, closing the deficit to 42-39, 46-43, and 48-45. The Bears struggled to score with some turnovers, and the Badgers went to the line and made free throws to grow the lead to finish the game.

Magnett said, “This is a tough place to play, and a big win for us. I was able to get some open looks and the shots fell for me.”

Prescott coach Travis Stedman said, “We got a great game out of Cooper and Andrew tonight. Losing Zane was something that we are comfortable with, but we are a little different team without him out there. It was just great to see some other guys step up and come through for us. Uriah did another great job out there, especially with all the attention he draws. This was a good team win.”

 Other than Hunt with 27 points, no other Bradshaw Mountain player scored in double figures. Jayden Blasczyk scored four points and had eight rebounds. The Bears were plagued by 18 turnovers.

 

PRESCOTT BADGERS 59, BRADSHAW MOUNTAIN BEARS 51

PRESCOTT (59)-Magnett 5 1-2 13, Tenette 5 11-13 24, Fundalewicz 1 0-1 2, Diener 0 0-0 0, Gaul 4 0-3 8, Peoples 2 0-0 4, Bernardo 0 0-0 0, Lyon 3 0-0 8, Schuster 0 0-0 0, Contreras 0 0-0 0.  20 12-19  59.

BRADSHAW MOUNTAIN (51)-P. Ranniker 5 0-1 11, Hunt 7 9-11 27, Blasczyk 1 2-2 4, Stouder  0 0-0 0, Holguin 1 0-0 2, Crawford 1 1-2 4, C. Ranniker 1 1-2 4, Brambila 0 0-0 0. 16 13-18 51.

Score by Quarters-        1      2      3      4    –   T

Prescott                         17     9     18     15  –  59

Bradshaw Mountain    17     7     15     12  –  51

Total Fouls-P 18, BM 19

Fouled Out-Gaul

Three Point Baskets-P(7)-Tenette 3, Magnett 2, Lyon 2. BM(5)-Hunt 4, Crawford 1, C. Ranniker 1.

GRAND CANYON REGION STANDINGS

School-                             W-L     W-L

PRESCOTT                        8-0      18-3

Flagstaff                           6-0      11-11

Bradshaw Mountain      6-3      15-7

Coconino                          6-4     11-12

Lee Williams                    3-5      10-9

Mohave                            1-9       4-15

Mingus                             1-10     8-16

SCOREBOARD

Anthem Prep 52, Mayer 50

Bagdad 42, San Pasqual 36

Cortez 85, Tempe 73

Deer Valley 71, Agua Fria 28

Flagstaff 59, Mingus 47

Mesquite 55, Seton Catholic Prep 54, OT

Mica Mountain 68, Sahuarita 48

Moon Valley 91, Yuma 77

Peoria 71, Barry Goldwater 57

Prescott 59, Bradshaw Mountain 51

Washington 53, Glendale 51

Williams 64, Seligman 58

AIA DIVISION 4A BOYS RANKINGS

1  St. Mary’s                          17-6

2  ALA-Gilbert North            14-4

3  Deer Valley                        19-2

4  Mesquite                            17-5

5  Sahuaro                              18-2

6  PRESCOTT                          18-3

7  Dysart                                 18-3

8  Mica Mountain                 18-2

9  Thunderbird                      16-5

10 Cactus                               16-3

11 Salpointe Catholic           13-7

12 Eastmark                           14-8

13 AZ College Prep               17-7

14 ALA-Queen Creek            11-9

15 Bradshaw Mountain       15-6

16 Cortez                               11-10

17 Paradise Honors             13-9

18Moon Valley                     11-9

19 Canyon Del Oro               16-7

20 Flagstaff                           11-11

 

Varsity Girls Basketball

The Prescott Lady Badgers returned home to take the first meeting with Bradshaw Mountain 50-24. The two teams meet again on Monday night in Prescott Valley.

GRAND CANYON REGION STANDINGS

School-                       W-L       W-L

Flagstaff                      8-0       20-4

PRESCOTT                   6-2       14-8

Coconino                     6-3      12-11

Mingus                        6-4       17-5

Bradshaw Mountain 4-4        7-13

Lee Williams                1-9       5-14

Mohave                        0-9       7-15

SCOREBOARD

Cortez 52, Tempe 23

Deer Valley 56, Agua Fria 43

Dysart 78, Apache Junction 25

Estrella Foothills 71, Cactus 14

Flagstaff 69, Mingus 40

Greenway 43, Shadow Mountain 8

Peoria 63, Barry Goldwater 14

Prescott 50, Bradshaw Mountain 24

St. Mary’s 64, Marcos de Niza 19

AIA DIVISION 4A GIRLS RANKINGS

1  Salpointe Catholic              16-3

2  Seton Catholic Prep           17-5

3  Mesquite                             19-3

4  Flagstaff                               17-4

5  Sahuaro                               18-7

6  Rio Rico                               18-3

7  Estrella Foothills                22-3

8  Deer Valley                         13-7

9  Flowing Wells                     18-7

10 Douglas                              21-4

11 Mica Mountain                 14-7

12 Saguaro                              12-9

13 Pueblo                                13-10

14 Eastmark                            20-4

15 Paradise Honors               15-4

16 Mingus                               17-5

17 Coconino                           11-11

18 Poston Butte                     16-8

19 PRESCOTT                          14-8

20 Sahuarita                           14-9

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