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To compensate for a lack of change at the top of the boys basketball landscape as the 2012-2013 season begins, the girls basketball world might pick up the slack.
The 2013 Highland Thanksgiving girls basketball tournament begins this week (Nov. 25-27, 29-30) at Highland and Mesquite high schools in Gilbert.
Isaiah Oliver made a goal line stop on fourth down and Leonard Gutierrez intercepted a pass with 18 seconds left to help No. 12 Brophy secure a 28-14 upset victory on the road over No. 5 Avondale Westview (10-1) in the first round of the Division I playoffs Friday night.
Winning in the playoffs is often about perseverance. So, too, is simply getting to this point.
Horizon swept visiting Westview to advance to the quarterfinals of the Division I state tournament. The Huskies will host Mountain Pointe at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
Well, that was interesting.
Here are the first-round and quarterfinal matchups for the Division I through Division V volleyball state tournaments:
Basha nearly knocked off Hamilton last week but ended up falling, 32-31. The Bears have been competitive against everyone on their schedule but are 4-3 with losses to Centennial, Westview and Hamilton. Quarterback Zach Werlinger has been very impressive this season but faces a tough Highland defense, led by ballhawk Chip White in the secondary. If the Hawks can force some turnovers, they have a shot to pull off the upset. Highland is 5-2, but its two games after this are Chandler and Hamilton, so a win here would be a big help for its playoff chances. The Hawks should hang tough, but Basha's offensive firepower may win out in the end.
Prediction: Basha 27, Highland 20
-- Kyle Odegard
The Bears were in control for much of the contest against Highland but let it slip away late. Basha drops to .500 on the season, but the losses have come to Westview, Centennial, Highland and Hamilton. The Bears drop a couple spots in the rankings but remain in the top-10. They have another tough test next week against Chandler.
THIS WEEK’S GAMES
Basha used a steady passing attack and a stout defense to rout Perry 49-0 Friday night.
3. Salpointe Catholic...
2. Desert Ridge...
1. Mountain Pointe...
Westview is undefeated and currently sits as one of the five best teams in the state. Chandler moves up to No. 4 with last week's big win against Hamilton. Tucson Salpointe has been one of the most impressive teams in the state, and even though it is a Division II team, there was consideration of putting the Lancers second. Instead, Desert Ridge gets the nod behind its impressive defense and running game. Not surprisingly, Mountain Pointe is ranked as the best team in the state. The Pride has already knocked off Chandler, Hamilton and Las Vegas Bishop Gorman this season and is likely one of the top teams in the nation.
THIS WEEK’S GAMES
Basha coach Bernie Busken and Avondale Westview counterpart Jeff Bowen watched the same game Friday night. The only difference was they were on opposite sidelines at Basha.
Game action of Westview at Basha, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 in Mesa.
Westview's Dordell Provchy barely gets off a pass as Basha's Steven Westbrook and Brandon Rutt wrap him up, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at Basha. [Jerry Burch/ Special to Tribune]
Westview's running back Desmond Washington gains ground in their victory over Basha, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at Basha. [Jerry Burch/ Special to Tribune]
Basha's Brandon Rutt drives Westview's ball carrier to the ground, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at Basha. [Jerry Burch/ Special to Tribune]
Westview's Desmond Washington is stopped by Basha's defensive back Jason Tamarkin in the first quarter, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at Basha. [Jerry Burch/ Special to Tribune]
Basha's wide receiver Doc O'Connor attempts to dodge Westview's Pete Ramirez, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at Basha. [Jerry Burch/ Special to Tribune]