Holiday Hoops Championships: Sahuaro/Pueblo & Salpointe/Basha


Reazsha Benjamin goes up for s shot Friday night at the Sahuaro Boyd baker Tourney (Andy Morales/

Reazsha Benjamin goes up for s shot Friday night at the Sahuaro Boyd baker Tourney (Andy Morales/

Plenty of wild finishes Friday at the Sahuaro Boyd Baker Tournament with Sunnyside defeating Nogales in overtime and Pueblo overcoming a 5-point deficit to beat Canyon del Oro on a 3-pointer at the end.

Rincon will play Canyon del Oro in the third place game on Saturday and Sahuaro will play Pueblo in the final. Both games start at 1 p.m. with both gyms being utilized.

Salpointe will play Basha in the championship game of the Salpointe Tipoff Classic at 8 p.m. on Saturday night. Sunnyside will go up against Desert Mountain in the third place game at 6:30 p.m.

Basha beat Sunnyside 49-45 in one semifinal game on Friday night and Salpointe defeated Desert Mountain 66-61.


Sahuaro Boyd Baker Girl’s Tournament

Sahuaro: Nov. 25-28

Friday, Nov. 27
Rio Rico over Buena
Marana over Valley Union
Sunnyside over Nogales (OT)
Sahuaro over Rincon
Pueblo over Canyon del Oro
Palo Verde over Salpointe

Saturday, Nov. 28

Bronze Bracket
Buena vs. Valley Union, 10 a.m.
Rio Rico vs. Marana, 10: a.m.

Silver Bracket
Salpointe vs. Nogales, 11:30 a.m.
Palo Verde vs. Sunnyside, 11:30 a.m.

Third Place
Rincon vs. Canyon del Oro, 1 p.m.

Championship Game
Sahuaro vs. Pueblo, 1 p.m.

Salpointe Tipoff Classic

Bracket Play: Friday, Nov. 27

Ironwood Ridge 60, Marcos De Niza 50
Amphitheater 47, Mesquite 63
Cholla 66, Millennium 46
Nogales 64, O’Connor 58
Cienega 53, Sierra Linda 64
Rincon 72, Central 65

Semifinals: Friday, Nov. 27
Basha 48, Sunnyside 45
Salpointe 66, Desert Mountain 61

Bracket Play: Saturday, Nov. 28
9 am, Ironwood Ridge Mesquite
10:30 am, Amphitheater Marcos De Niza
12 pm, Cholla O’Connor
1:30 pm, Nogales Millenium
3:30 pm, Cienega Central
5 pm, Rincon Sierra Linda

Third Place Game
Sunnyside vs. Desert Mountain, 6:30 p.m.

Championship Game
Salpointe vs. Basha, 8 p.m.

Buena Boy’s Safeway Classic

Friday, Nov. 27

Douglas 57 Valley Union 41
Buena 62 Palo Verde 53
Tucson 75 El Paso Ysleta 37
Shadow Ridge 60 Sabino 54
La Joya 62 Marana Mountain View 45
Rio Rico 61 Safford 47
Sahuaro 61 El Paso Irvin 49
Palo Verde 53 Valley Union 46
Rio Rico 57 Marana 50
Marana 56 Douglas 39
Pueblo 67 Safford 50
Trevor Browne 70 Tucson 64
Flowing Wells 74 Sabino 59
Marana Mountain View 73 El Paso Ysleta 47
La Joya 58 El Paso Irvin 50
Buena 48 Shadow Ridge 47
Sahauro 58 Pueblo 41
Flowing Wells 72 Trevor Browne 68

Buena’s Cody Shear hit two free throws with 10 seconds left for the winning margin against Shadow Ridge. Flowing Wells’ Brandon Guerrero hit four free throws in the last 20 seconds and finished with 23 points in the Cabs upset of Trevor Browne.

Saturday, Nov. 28

Game 19 Marana v Palo Verde 9:00 a.m.
Game 20 Safford v Douglas 9:00
Game 21 Ysleta v Buena 10:30
Game 22 Rio Rico v Valley Union 10:30
Game 23 La Joya v Sahuaro 12:00
Game 24 Flowing Wells v Mountain View 12:00 p.m.
Game 25 Palo Verde v Douglas 12:00
Game 26 Shadow Ridge v Tucson 1:30
Game 27 Sabino v Safford 1:30
Game 28 Valley Union v Marana 1:30
Game 29 Ysleta v La Joya 3:00
Game 30 Rio Rico v Trevor Browne 3:00
Game 31 Irvin v Pueblo 3:00
Game 32 Tucson v Flowing Wells 4:30
Game 33 Mountain View v Shadow Ridge 4:30
Game 34 Sahuaro v Trevor 6:00
Game 35 Irvin v Sabino 6:00
Game 36 Buena v Pueblo 7:30

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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 and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at

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