Tenette Scores 40 In Badgers 71-61 Road Opening Win : PHS Sports Roundup

Photo: 1 Uriah Tenette started off his sophomore season in grand fashion

Varsity Boys Basketball

Uriah Tenette made the quick switch from football to basketball in the blink of an eye by scoring 40 points in the Badgers 71-61 win over the Mountain Ridge Lions. Coach Travis Stedman said, “We showed some lack of conditioning with it being our first game, and it being their seventh.” The 6A opponent drops to (2-5), and trailed the Badgers early, but put together a strong second quarter to take a 31-23 lead at the half. “We just had a rough second quarter, but came out in the second half with new intensity that changed the entire complexion of the game”, added Stedman.

The second half is when Uriah Tenette came out on fire, scoring 32 of his 40 points in the final 16 minutes of play.  “For a kid who looks small in stature he has no problem putting the team on his back when needed and carrying us. He told me he wasn’t going to let us lose”, said Stedman. The Badgers closed the gap to 49-44 by the end of the third quarter.

A fifteen point advantage for Prescott in the final eight minutes, outscoring Mountain Ridge 27-12, leaving little to no drama in the final minute. Big man Zane Gaul worked hard for his nine points before fouling out. Andy Saeva and Jaiden Thompson also fouled out for the Lions, as Tenette and Badgers took the lead, closing the game out with ball control and free throws.

The Badgers (1-0) will host Cortez on Monday at 7 pm.

PRESCOTT BADGERS 71, MOUNTAIN RIDGE LIONS 61

PRESCOTT (71)-Tenette 12 13-16 40, Buettner 1 0-0 2, Hilton 4 1-2 9, Gaul 3 3-8 9, Lyon 2 0-0 4, Brown 1 1-2 3, Bassett 1 0-0 2, Magnett 0 0-0 0, Dutson 0 0-0 0, Smith 0 0-0 0, Schuster 0 0-0 0. 24 18-28 71.

MOUNTAIN RIDGE (61)-Saeva 8  0-0 19, Dennis  2  1-1  5, Thompson  4  5-6 15, Smith 2 0-0  6, Dudley 2  0-0 6, Sullivan 3 0-3 6, Thevar  0 1-2 1, Totherow 1 0-0 3, Carbaugh 0 1-2 1. 22 7-12 61.

Score by Quarters-    1       2       3       4    –    T

Prescott                      18      5     21     27   –   71

Mountain Ridge        13    18     18     12   –   61

Total Fouls-P 15, MR 22,

Fouled Out-Saeva, Thompson, Gaul

Three Pointers- Mountain Ridge (10)-Saeva 3, Thompson 2, Smith 2, Dudley 2, Totherow 1. Prescott (3)- Tenette 3

Varsity Girls Basketball

The Lady Badgers fell in their opener with a 73-39 setback to the Mountain Ridge Lady Lions in the Badger Dome.  Prescott (0-1) will travel to Phoenix on Monday at 5:30 pm to take on Cortez. Mountain Ridge improves to (5-0).

Varsity Boys Soccer

The Badgers dropped two out of three in the Alliance Tournament with an 8-1 loss to Bradshaw Mountain. Prescott (0-2-1) will host Cactus on Monday at 5 pm.

Football Playoffs

4A Semifinals

Snowflake 16, Canyon Del Oro 13

ALA-Gilbert North 42, Lake Havasu 21

Championship

#1 ALA-Gilbert North (11-2) vs #2 Snowflake (10-3)

5A Semifinals

Higley 35, Desert Mountain 33

Cactus 21, Notre Dame Prep 17

Championship- Friday, December 9, Sun Devil Stadium, 8pm

#3 Higley (11-2) vs #4 Cactus (10-3)

6A Semifinals

Highland 35, Red Mountain 21

Pinnacle 49, Casteel 42

Championship- Saturday, December 10, Sun Devil Stadium, 1pm

#2 Highland (10-3) vs #4 Pinnacle (9-4)

Open Division-Semifinals, Saturday 6pm

#5 Saguaro (8-3) at #1 Liberty (11-0)

#3 Chandler (9-2) at #2 Basha (10-1)

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