Today: Jul 07 , 2020

Two Top Seeds Bow Out In High School Basketball Tourney

17 February 2019  
5 on 5: Robert Burries Jr. goes up against Alec Judd of Pima, in the quarterfinal matchup at Yavapai College. Pima beat Globe 83-68 ending the Arizona scoring leaders high school career. Photo by Ron Williams

Globe's Robert Burries Jr. plays his final high school game

There was plenty of high school hoop action on Saturday, with a few surprises, as a pair of number one seeds bowed out of the tournament. Divisions 1A and 2A playoff games were held at Yavapai College and the Findlay Toyota Center.

The 2A girls quarterfinal action saw #9 St. Johns win by ten over top seeded San Carlos, snapping an 11 game winning streak, ending their season at (23-4).

The other number one seed to leave the tournament came in the division 1A boys, as Mogollon knocked off the Rock Point Cougars 49-36. That snapped a 15 game winning streak by the Cougars, who finished their season at (25-6).

In 2A boys, Pima ended the career of the Arizona state record scoring leader Robert Burries Jr., who ended his senior season by fouling out with just under three minutes to play in an 83-68 loss. Burries Jr. finished the game with 20 points, equalling is low point total in a game this season. The Globe senior, one of only three players to eclipse the 3,000 points, finished his four year high school career with 3387 points, 1087 of those coming in his senior season. He was also impressive at the free throw line, knocking down 84%. In becoming the all-time scoring leader, Burries Jr. passed Estrella Foothills guard Corey Hawkins (2006-10) with 3,154 points, and Shadow Mountain guard Mike Bibby (1991-95) with 3,002.

Baboquivari, the #2 seed in girls1A, had to hold on to beat #10 St. Michael 58-57. The Warriors only loss on the season was to 2A division Alchesay on December 28. Since then they have won 14 in a row.

There are three schools remaining with both boys and girls teams still playing. Alchesay and Scottsdale Christian in 2A, with Mogollon in division 1A.

The tournament resumes with semifinal action on Friday at the Findlay Toyota Center.

2A Boys
Quarterfinal Scores
#11 Pima 83, #3 Globe 68
#2 Alchesay 59, #10 Arizona Lutheran 43
#1 Scottsdale Christian 55, #9 Rancho Solano Prep 45
#4 Thatcher 72, #5 Morenci Jr/Sr 69

Semifinals Schedule
#11 Pima (17-11) vs. #2 Alchesay (32-2), Friday, 12pm
#4 Thatcher (22-7) vs. #1 Scottsdale Christian (22-5), Friday, 6pm

2A Girls
Quarterfinal Scores
#9 St. Johns 53, #1 San Carlos 43
#2 Chandler Prep 29, #7 Thatcher 19
#6 Alchesay 49, #3 Leading Edge 45
#4 Scottsdale Christian 44, #5 Valley (Sanders) 41

#6 Alchesay (23-7) vs. #2 Chandler Prep (25-5), Friday, 1:30pm
#9 St. Johns (24-8) vs. #4 Scottsdale Christian (25-4), Friday, 7:30pm

1A Boys
Quarterfinal Scores
#8 Mogollon 49, #1 Rock Point 36
#4 Ray 54, #5 Cibecue 45
#3 Fort Thomas 60, #6 Mohave Accelerated 41
#2 The Gregory School 67, #7 Arete Prep 39

#3 Fort Thomas (24-8) vs. #2 The Gregory School (27-4), Friday, 9am
#8 Mogollon (18-7) vs. #4 Ray (18-12), Friday, 3pm

1A Girls
Quarterfinal Scores
#5 Mogollon 53, #4 Fort Thomas 30
#11 Red Mesa 57, #3 Anthem Prep 36
#1 Rock Point 56, #9 St. David 42
#2 Baboquivari 58, #10 St. Michael 57

#11 Red Mesa (18-9) vs. #2 Baboquivari (30-1), Friday, 10:30am
#5 Mogollon (26-4) vs. #1 Rock Point (21-3), Friday, 4:30pm

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.