Badgers Blank Paradise Honors 5-0 in Girls Soccer; Boys Basketball season ends at Coconino

Photo:11 Julia Gisi works hard to get the ball on her way to her first half goal, in last night’s win over Paradise Honors.

Varsity Girls Soccer

The Prescott Badgers girls soccer team opened up their quest for a Division 4 state championship with a 5-0 win over the Paradise Honors Panthers. The home team dominated the Panthers on a cold, windy, with an occasional snow flurry, evening in Prescott.

The Badgers scored three goals in a seven minute span that started when Nicole Raiss broke the scoreless game with a goal with 30:24 left in the opening half. Julia Gisi fought hard to keep the ball and get a solid kick and goal with 27:42 on the clock. Kari Kasun added the third goal with 23:25 left in the first half.

The game was largely played in offensive end for the Badgers, but goal keeper Hannah Redwood was able to save more than she allowed.  Prescott added a forth goal with 14:38 left on a goal by Rieley Petkovich. The game went to halftime with the 4-0 lead.

The lone goal in the second half came off of a corner kick that bounced off a Paradise Honors player and into the net for the 5-0 lead, and win. This was the fifth Badger shutout in a row, and the ninth of the season with Charlotte Osburn as the Prescott goal keeper.

Prescott coach Paul Campuzano said, “I thought our spacing was good tonight. I think at one point we had 26 shots on goal and their keeper had an amazing game to keep it close. They came after us tonight and I hope we do not lose two girls to injury. The girls kept their composure tonight which was the key. We need to just keep moving on to the next round, and get to that final game.”

The #1 Badgers (12-0) will play at noon on Saturday, and will host region foe Lee Williams. Prescott beat the Volunteers 4-1 in a home game back on January 22.

Division 4 Scoreboard

PRESCOTT 5, Paradise Honors 0

Flagstaff 8, Mesquite 0

Lee Williams 1, Seton Catholic 0

Mohave 2, Sahuaro 1

Notre Dame Prep 5, Cactus 0

Salpointe Catholic 5, Deer Valley 0

Sahuarita 2, Thunderbird 0

Walden Grovve 4, Estrella Foothills 0

 

Quarterfinals, Saturday

#9 Lee Williams (9-3) at #1 PRESCOTT (12-0), 12 pm

#6 Mohave (9-3) at #3 Salpointe Catholic (8-0-1), 2 pm

#12 Sahuarita (8-1-1) at #4 Flagstaff (9-3), 2 pm

#7 Walden Grove (8-2) at #2 Notre Dame Prep (12-0), 2 pm

Varsity Boys Basketball

Third times a charm was not to be for the Prescott Badgers, as they fell to the Coconino Panthers for the third time this season, 62-45 last night in Flagstaff.

Prescott, who had lost 50-47 and 42-35, had a lead throughout most of the first half. Jonas Carman knocked down a pair of threes, and Jason Parent along with Milap Owens scored, to build a 13-10 lead after one quarter. The lead grew to 15-10 on a steal and basket by Parent.

Coconino took their first lead at 16-15 on a basket by Jacob Begay, but Jake Hilton got the lead right back for the Badgers 17-16. Prescott would lead 26-23 at the half, but an injury very late in the second quarter to their starting guard Milap Owens, would hamper their efforts in the final two quarters.

The Badgers came out in the second half, and it was a completely different game as the Panthers were extremely aggressive, going on a 25-5 quarter blitz, to build a 48-31 lead with one quarter to play, in this win or go home playoff contest.

The teams played evenly in the final eight minutes sending the Badgers home after concluding their best season in years, with a (10-7) record.

Prescott coach Travis Stedman said, “We lost to a good team tonight. We controlled most of the first half, but when took the floor in the third, they picked up the intensity and we didn’t respond to it. I am super proud of  our team. They left a great foundation for our future this year.”

The Badgers were led by Jason Parent with 23 points, tying him for game high with Jacob Begay of Coconino. Milap Owens, who tried his best, played some in the second half, finishing his career at PHS, with 5 first half points. Parent led the Badgers on the season with an 18 point average and 9.5 rebounds. Owens finished at 15.1 points with 4+ assists per game. Preston Olney had 13 for the Panthers (15-1) who advance to face Mesquite at home on Saturday.

COCONINO PANTHERS 62, PRESCOTT BADGERS 45

Prescott (45)-Black 0 2-2 2, Owens 2 1-1 5, Carman 2 0-0 6, Koning 0 0-0 0, Parent 7 6-8 23, Schwartz 1 0-0 2, Hilton 1 0-0 2, Weber 0 0-0 0, Brown 0 0-0 0, L. Jex 1 0-0 3, P. Jex 0 0-0 0, Regalado 0 0-0 0. 14 9-11 45.

Coconino (62)-Roig 0 0-0 0, Olney 5 1-2 13, Nez 3 0-3 6, Begay 9 2-2 23, Cardoza 4 0-0 8, Reber 0 0-2 0, Washington 0 0-0 0, Tom 0 2-2 2, Ruiz 2 1-2 5, Jacobsen 1 2-2 5, James 0 0-0 0, Watson 0 0-0 0. 24 8-15 62.

Score by Quarters- 1    2    3    4   –  T

Prescott                  13  13    5  14  – 45

Coconino                10  13  25  14  – 62

Total Fouls-P 15, C 14

Fouled Out-None

Three Pointers-P (6)-Parent 3, Carman 2, L. Jex 1. C (6)-Begay 3, Olney 2, Jacobsen 1

Division 4 Scoreboard

Bradshaw Mountain 52, Estrella Foothills 46, OT

Deer Valley 62, Sahuaro 33

Desert Edge 53, Tempe 47

Paradise Honors 60, Saguaro 41

Mesquite 66, Pueblo Magnet 63

Salpointe Catholic 57, Dysart 39

St. Mary’s 54, Notre Dame Prep 42

Division 4 Quarterfinals, Saturday

#9 Bradshaw Mountain (15-3) at #1 St. Mary’s (17-1), 7 pm

#12 Mesquite (12-4) at #4 Coconino (15-1), 7 pm

#6 Desert Edge (14-3) at #3 Paradise Honors (17-2), 7 pm

#7 Deer Valley (14-2) at #2 Salpointe Catholic (17-2), 7 pm

Varsity Boys Soccer-UPDATE

The quarterfinal opponent of the Badgers has changed from Cortez to Flagstaff. The reason apparently stems from use of a club player that played in their 2-1 win over Eagles. The change has given Flagstaff a 1-0 forfeit win over Cortez, and the Eagles will play at Prescott at 2 pm Saturday.

 

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