Cienega holds off Empire 66-63 despite 31 from Deion James

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Deion James (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Deion James (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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Separated by over 1,000 students and three miles, Cienega and Empire battled each other to the final moments of a classic battle between an established “big school” and a school creating an identity. Cienega ultimately prevailed 66-63 but Empire also had a victory of sorts – respect…

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here, on AIA365.com and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com



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