Fort Thomas and Rock Point Claim 1A Titles

23 February 2020  
It's time for the Hoops Championships

1A Boys Championship

The Fort Thomas Apaches took the 1A Division Basketball boys title with a 62-46 win over the North Valley Christian Academy Lions.

The Number one seeded Apaches (29-5), led throughout the entire game and were never threatened after building a 14-5 lead in the opening quarter. Fort Thomas led 28-15 at the half.

The Lions played the Apaches even in the third quarter as both teams scored 17 points. Fort Thomas led 45-32 to start the fourth quarter.

North Valley Christian Academy, the number three seed, ends the season at (26-5].

1A Girls Championship

Last years years runner up, the Baboquavari Warriors, were looking to move into the top spot this year, but the Rock Point Cougars would have none of that, in a 69-61 win over the Warriors last night in Prescott Valley.

It was the second win for the Cougars over the Warriors this season. Rock Point beat Baboquivari on December 12, 57-50. 

The game was a battle from the start. Both teams enjoyed numerous leads, with the game tied at 34 at the half.

The Cougars (25-4), built leads in the second half, but Baboquivari would not go away. In the end it was turnovers, and the ability to finish at the basket, that sealed the win for Rock Point.

The Warriors coming off a (32-2) campaign last season, ended this year at (24-7).

2A Boys

Scottsdale Christian took full advantage of their height advantage to beat a scrappy Camp Verde squad 64-56. The Cowboys led after one quarter, but Scottsdale Christian was able to get some stops and scored to take a lead in the second that they never would relinquish. 

Jason Collier was the catalyst for Camp Verde and had a good game, scoring in double figures. The Cowboys end the season at (24-6).

2A Girls

Locally, the Camp Verde girls needed to overcome a 17 point third quarter deficit to beat the Pima Roughriders 46-43. The Cowboys (28-2), trailed 34-17 midway through the third quarter when the lid finally came off the basket. Keying the Camp Verde comeback were three seniors, Tanna Decker, Jayce Finley, and Amanda Lozanilla.  Decker and Lozanilla made some key long range shots, and Finley was a force inside in the 21-2 run to take the lead.

The #2 seed, Bisbee struggled and was upset by #10 St. Johns 

2A Boys 


Alchesay 53, Arizona Lutheran 36
Rancho Solano Prep 64, San Manuel Jr/Sr 39
Trivium Prep 38, Pima 25
Scottsdale Christian 64, Camp Verde 56

2A Girls 


Camp Verde 46, Pima 43
Valley (Sanders) 70, Alchesay 55
Thatcher 72, San Carlos 48
St. Johns 42, Bisbee 26

Boys Semifinals at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix

#2 Scottsdale Christian (23-5) vs. #3 Trivium Prep (27-2), Friday, 10:30am
#1 Alchesay (29-4) vs. #5 Rancho Solano Prep (16-14), Friday, 1:30pm
2A Boys Championship, Saturday, 4:00pm

Girls Semifinals at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix

#3 Thatcher (26-4) vs. #10 St. Johns  (24-6), Friday, 9:00am
#1 Camp Verde  (28-2) vs. #12 Valley (Sanders) (17-9), Friday, 12:00pm
2A Girls Championship, Saturday, 2:00pm




Ron Williams