Tied with less than 10 seconds left in the game, Horizon's Colin Woods drained a 15-foot jumper to sink St. Mary's, 84-82, in overtime of a 5A Desert Valley boys basketball game.
Woods outdueled the Knights' Chris Mason, who scored 26 points and helped lead St. Mary's back from a 25-12 first-quarter deficit thanks to a 25-12 fourth quarter advantage.
Torren Jones scored 30 points for Basha, but it wasn't enough as Dobson defeated the Bears, 68-66. Led by Cole Thurston's 16 points, the Mustangs led the majority of the game. Behind Jones and Anthony Hasenstein's 17, Basha (10-12) came back and had a chance to tie or win the game at the end but missed its final attempt.
Host Mountain View held on for a 53-50 win over Highland in a 5A-I Central region game. The Toros (18-3, 8-1) trailed 41-36 heading into the final period, but came back and took the lead on a clutch three point shot by Mitch Wallace with less than a minute left. With 2.8 seconds left and Mountain View still up by one, Camyn Boone sealed the win with two free throws for the final margin of victory.
Boone led the Toros with 20 points, and Jaren Sweeney added 17. Brothers Connor and Jake Toolson led the Hawks with 11 points each.
Marcos de Niza overcame a 12-point first quarter deficit and 30 points from Ironwood's Jasmin Mays, and defeated the Eagles, 59-57.
In a back-and-forth game, the Padres did everything they could to try to stop Mays, including running two players at her the majority of the night. The strategy worked when they needed it to the most as Mays missed a shot in the final seconds that would have tied the game.
Sydnie Lengyel scored 17 points to lead Marcos de Niza.
Host Mesquite beat Gilbert, 52-50, in a 5A-I Central region game. The Wildcats trailed by two with 22 seconds left when Theresa Meagher made a three point shot to give Mesquite the lead for good.
Ashley Alexander made one of two three throws with less than a second left for the final margin of victory. Candice Bomar led the Wildcats with 18 points. Siriah Yarde led the Tigers with 14 points.