Skyline won the championship of the Queen Creek Turkey Shoot girls basketball tournament at Queen Creek Tuesday with a 50-44 win over Coolidge.
The Coyotes (5-0), who avenged a loss in the championship game of this same tournament last year to Coolidge, were led by f=Interstate-BoldCondensed Erinn Goodman o who finished with 13 points. Earlier in the day, Skyline beat Apache Junction 45-17.
Pinnacle raced out to a 29-17 first-quarter lead and, behind 29 points from Michelle Berry, went on to defeat Goodyear Millennium 79-67 in a Moon Valley Thanksgiving Invitational game at Moon Valley. . . .
Host Valley Christian hung on to beat defending 2A state champion Tucson Pusch Ridge Christian 37-34 in an early season battle of 2A girls basketball heavyweights. f=Interstate-BoldCondensed Stephanie Ekstrand o led the Trojans (1-0) with a game-high 18 points and 15 rebounds. . . .
Amanda Martin scored 15 points to go along with eight steals and five assists to lead Surrey Garden to a home victory over Phoenix Westwind, 59-15. . . .
Amy Garland scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Higley to a 53-49 victory over Show Low in the Queen Creek Turkey Shoot. . . .
Queen Creek then defeated Higley in overtime 45-36 to take third place in the Turkey Shoot. Taylor Keith hit a 3-pointer to tie the game in regulation for the Bulldogs. . . .
Kati Clark had 17 points and 10 rebounds as Mountain View beat Tucson Flowing Wells 49-42 in pool play of the Highland Tournament at Desert Mountain. . . .
Megan Blakely hit a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left to break a tie and give Coronado a 47-44 win over Chino Valley in the Moon Valley Thanksgiving Invitational. Alicia Eaton was the high scorer for the Dons with 19 points. . . .
Desert Mountain improved to 2-0 on the year by defeating Glendale Apollo 57-37 at the Moon Valley Tournament. Katrina Graham scored 19 points and had seven rebounds for the Wolves. . . .
Ashley Espinoza led Corona del Sol with 14 points as the Aztecs defeated Seton Catholic 52-39 at the Highland Thanksgiving Tournament. . . .
Hamilton got out to a fast start, outscoring Phoenix Central 24-5 in the first quarter en route to a 81-24 victory at the Phoenix Union Thanksgiving Tournament. Devon Alonzo scored 22 points for the Huskies. . . .
Hamilton defeated Phoenix North, 55-47, in the Huskies' second game of the day at the Phoenix Union Tournament. The Huskies' (2-0) Sam St. Vincent poured in 10 points.
Visiting McClintock hung on to beat Higley 87-84 in overtime of a 4A nonconference game.
With 5.5 seconds left and the game tied, the Knights (0-1) could not handle the inbounds pass and turned it over to the Chargers (2-0). Then after McClintock tried to get the ball up court and failed they went to Elgin Caldwell who put up a 23-foot buzzer-beater that won the game.
"We scored on just about every possession in the overtime and were able to come out with the win," McClintock coach Brian Fleming said. "They (Higley) dominated the game and deserved to win, but I told the kids good teams find ways to win games like this and they did."
Parker Berrett led the Chargers with 21 points, Kenny Gooden added 14, Edis Kara finished with 12, and Caldwell had 10. Taylor Jackson led the Knights with 18 points, Dusty Howard finished with 17, and Tanner Riggs had 15. . . .
Corona del Sol beat Mesa 67-65 in the semifinals of the Jackrabbit Invitational at Mesa High. Leland Devlin led the Aztecs (2-0) with 21 points and Alex Zener added 18. Arron Fuller led the Jackrabbits (1-1) with 18 points, and Denzel Jackson added 12.
Joe Anglium and Tom Fow both scored 17 points to lead Notre Dame Prep to a 72-27 win over Phoenix Goldwater in the Paradise Valley Invitational.
Matt Coakley contributed 16 points to go along with nine assists for the Saints. . . .
Desert Vista had four players score in double figures, as it defeated Desert Edge 78-41 at the Salpointe Tipoff Classic. Michael Proctor led the way for the Thunder (2-0) scoring 16 points, collecting 11 boards, and blocking two shots. . . .
Balanced scoring for Skyline was more than enough to overcome a 35-point night from Queen Creek's Brock Fultz as the Coyotes prevailed 66-52 in the Arrowhead Tournament at Glendale Ironwood.
Skyline had four players in double figures: J.C. Hall (16 points); Ethan Squires (15); Travis Morales and Steve Cventanovich (10 each). Fultz caught fire in the fourth quarter, scoring 17 points, but it was not enough for Queen Creek (0-2) to erase an 18-point deficit. . . .
Basha got arguably the biggest upset in the short history of the boys basketball program as the Bears knocked off host Glendale Cactus 67-57 in quarterfinal play of the Arrowhead tournament. Tyler Miller led all scorers with 23 points, including five 3-pointers for the Bears (2-0) while Nick Markovich also chipped in 12 points for Basha.