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AIA Basketball Tournament Games Back On
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22 February 2019  

Better weather and road conditions result in game changes.

The AIA Executive Board just released this announcement in regards to the 1A and 2A boys and girls basketball tournament being held at the Findlay Toyota Event Center in Prescott Valley. The Executive Board had early in the day released a statement, putting the brakes on the event due to the weather conditons in Prescott and Prescott Valley.

All but three games will still be played in Prescott Valley. Thatcher will play Scottsdale Christian at Greenway High School at 3pm today. That works well for those teams, because neither was in Prescott Valley. The Scottsdale Christian girls are the only team left to travel to the high country. They are slated for a 7:30pm tipoff tonight versus St. Johns.

The AIA statement said, "Based on conference calls held with the Executive Board, staff and the 1A and 2A Conference schools, it was decided the tournaments will be held this weekend with some modifications. As teams and spectators have taken extraordinary efforts to be present in Prescott, the schools in the tournament asked that we play as many games in Prescott as possible.

People have also indicated that, with the roads clearing, they felt safe to travel. As a member association, we listen to our members and work towards the benefit of each member school. We were able to keep all 1A games and all but one 2A semifinal in Prescott Valley.

The following schedule has been approved to complete the basketball tournaments. It was agreed upon by the schools, and we thank them for working with us to make this happen through these difficult circumstances.

Highland and Greenway High Schools have graciously offered to host the remaining contests that could not be played at the Prescott venue."

Below is the updated schedule, along with their seeding and records.

Friday, February 22
Greenway High School in Phoenix
2A Boys Semifinal: #4 Thatcher (22-7) vs. #1 Scottsdale Christian (22-5) – 3pm

Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley
2A Girls Semifinal: #6 Alchesay (23-7) vs. #2 Chandler Prep (25-5) – 4:30pm
2A Boys Semifinal: #11 Pima (17-11) vs. #2 Alchesay (32-2) – 6pm
2A Girls Semifinal: #9 St. Johns (24-8) vs. #4 Scottsdale Christian (25-4) – 7:30pm

Saturday, February 23
Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley
1A Girls Semifinal: #5 Mogollon (26-4) vs. #1 Rock Point (21-3) – 9am
1A Girls Semifinal: #11 Red Mesa (18-9) vs. #2 Baboquivari (30-1) – 10:30am
1A Boys Semifinal: #8 Mogollon (18-7) vs. #4 Ray (18-12) – 12pm
1A Boys Semifinal: #3 Fort Thomas (24-8) vs. #2 The Gregory School (27-4) – 1:30pm
1A Girls Championship – 4pm
1A Boys Championship – 6pm

Gila River Arena in Glendale
2A Girls Championship – 3pm
2A Boys Championship – 5pm

Check brackets for all updates.

1A Boys: http://www.azpreps365.com/brackets/basketball-boys/1a/695-2019-aia-boys-basketball-1a-state-championship

1A Girls: http://www.azpreps365.com/brackets/basketball-girls/1a/744-2019-aia-girls-basketball-1a-state-championship

2A Boys: http://www.azpreps365.com/brackets/basketball-boys/2a/698-2019-aia-boys-basketball-2a-state-championship

2A Girls: http://www.azpreps365.com/brackets/basketball-girls/2a/696-2019-aia-girls-basketball-2a-state-championship

 

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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