They say basketball is a game of runs and that was the case Tuesday night when Salpointe Catholic came back from nine points down only to give up an 11-point lead before outlasting Sunnyside 74-68 in overtime.
Sunnyside (11-5 overall, 6-1 in ranking games) came into the game as the top-rated Division II team in the state according to the latest AIA/MaxPreps rankings while Salpointe (11-4, 6-1) held down the 10th spot but none of that matters with about five weeks left in the regular season.
Both teams, in a sense, are still learning things about themselves and this game will help as they prepare for sectional play. Then it will matter.
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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 AZPreps365.com and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com