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29 December 2018  
22 Kira Reily puts up a shot in the Lady Badgers game versus Lee Williams. Reily scored 64 points in the four games of the tournament. Photos by Ron Williams

Prescott Lady Badgers Winter Classic Results

There was plenty of girls basketball action at Prescott High School on Saturday. The host team, the Prescott Lady Badgers broke through with an early morning win, but could not build on that momentum in their final game of the tournament. The Tucson Badgers took home the championship with a hard fought battle in a 60-55 win over the Apollo Hawks. The game was tied at 27 at halftime before the Badgers pulled away in the final minutes. Salpointe Catholic won the third place game by dominating Kellis 62-22, and Valley Lutheran won the consolation game beating Mountain Ridge 48-31.

Prescott Lady Badgers - Game 3

The early wake up call of 8am seemed to suit the Prescott Lady Badgers just fine as they outscored the Mohave Thunderbirds in each of the four quarters to win 56-31. Three Lady Badgers ended in double figures. Hollie Dalton led Prescott with 14 points, followed by Kira Reily 11, and Kendall Crockett 10. 

The Lady Badgers took a 28-16 lead into halftime, and built on that in the third quarter. Seven different Prescott players scored, with Dalton scoring 5 of the 15 points, to lead 43-22 to start the final quarter.

There were a total of 38 fouls called in the game that sent the teams to the free throw line for a combined 47 shots. Prescott made 54%, while Mohave made just 43%. The lopsided game gave coach Bobbi Yoder an opportunity to play her entire bench.

PRESCOTT LADY BADGERS 56, MOHAVE THUNDERBIRDS 31
Mohave (31)-Lipinski 2 3-4 8, Ramirez 0 0-0 0, Ising 3 0-3 6, Wilmore 2 4-8 8, Lynch 1 0-0 2, Burgess 0 0-0 0, Goeble 2 1-2 5, Heath 0 1-4 1, Nee 0 0-0 0, Beck 0 1-2 1.  10  10-23  31.
Prescott (56)-Seavey 1 0-0 2, Dalton 4 5-8 14, Reily 4 3-5 11, Porter 3 1-2 7, Crockett 4 2-3 10, 0 0-0 0, McKelvey 1 0-0 2, Townsend 1 1-4 3, Crumpler 2 0-0 4, DeYoung 1 1-2 3.  21  13-24  56
Score by Quarters  -  1    2    3    4  -  T
Mohave                      5   11   6    9  - 31
Prescott                    15  13  15  13 - 56 
Total Fouls-Mohave 22, Prescott 16
Fouls Out-Ramirez
Three Pointers-Mohave (1)- Lipinski 1. Prescott (1)- Dalton 1.

Prescott Lady Badgers - Game 4

Kira Reily and Hollie Dalton each scored 16 points, but it wasn't enough, as the Lee Williams Volunteers beat the Lady Badgers 48-42 in the final game for each team in the tournament. The game was even steven after the first eight minutes. The second quarter stayed close throughout with no lead greater than three points. The Volunteers led 17-15 at the half.  

Once again the teams played evenly in the third quarter. Kira Reily and Hollie Dalton combined for 9 points, with Reily working hard in the paint for rebounds, and getting in position for better shot opportunities. Trailing 28-26 to start the fourth, the Lady Badgers saw Lee Williams take advantage of some fast break baskets. Add to that untimely Prescott turnovers, which put the host team down by 40-37 with 2:06 to play. A questionable technical foul on Prescott for knocking the ball out of bounds on an inbounds play, put Volunteers' Hayle Davis at the line, who sank both free throws to make it 42-37. Davis was perfect at the line, making all six free throws in the final minutes, to secure the win. Lee Williams shot an impressive 85% from the line, outscoring the Lady Badgers 16-11 from the charity stripe.

Prescott will see these Volunteers very soon, as the Lady Badgers will travel to Kingman, to face Lee Williams in Grand Canyon Region action, on Thursday, at 3:30pm.

LEE WILLIAMS VOLUNTEERS 48, PRESCOTT LADY BADGERS 42
Lee Williams (48)-Thomas 0 0-0 0, Bond 4 4-4 12, Sellars 0 0-0 0, Davis 4 10-12 18, Monson 0 0-0 0, Powell 3 0-0 6, Burgess 0 0-0 0, Jimenez 1 2-3 4, Lucero 3 0-0 8, Echevaria 0 0-0 0. 15  16-19  48.
Prescott (42)-Seavey 0 0-0 0, Dalton 6 3-6 16, Reily 5 6-9 16, Porter 2 0-1 4, Crockett 0 2-2 2, Crumpler 0 0-0 0, Hawker  2 0-0 4.  15  11-18  42.
Score by Quarters - 1    2    3    4   -  T
Lee Williams           10   7   11  20  - 48
Prescott                  10   5   11  16  - 42
Total Fouls-Lee Williams 18, Prescott16
Technical foul-Reily
Fouled Out- Porter, Thomas
Three Pointers-Lee Williams (2)- Lucero 2. Prescott (1)- Dalton 1
 
Saturday Scores
Prescott 56, Mohave 31
Lee Williams 48, Mingus 24
Tolleson 41, Phoenix Country Day 39
Cibola 47, Copper Canyon 19
Lee Williams 48, Prescott 42
Mingus 70, Hohave 46
Cibola 50, Tolleson 38
Copper Canyon 25, Phoenix Country Day 22
Mountain Ridge 49, Paradise Valley 33
Valley Lutheran 40, Bradshaw Mountain 37
Tucson 52, Kellis 18
Apollo 61, Salpointe Catholic 53
Bradshaw Mountain 51, Paradise Valley 31
Consolation: Valley Lutheran 48, Mountain Ridge 31
3rd Place: Salpointe Catholic 62, Kellis 22
Championship: Tucson 60, Apollo 55
 
All-Tournament Team - (Points Scored Average) 
Haylee Weathersby-Apollo (24.0)  (Leading scorer in torunament)
Jakaree Harris-Apollo (18.0) 
Kira Reily-Prescott (16)
Kyla Stembridge-Tucson (12.3)
Bri Arizmendi-Salpointe Catholic (10)
Arlyssa Underwood-Cibola (9.3)

 

 

 

Ron Williams

Ron Williams is the advisor, broadcaster, and sportswriter for the BBN, Badger Broadcasting Network. The BBN is a community club for high school students enrolled in the Prescott Unified School District.

 

 

 

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