VX Roundup 2/3: Tempe hoops posts big rally; Highland beats Basha to end regular season - East Valley Tribune: VarsityXtra

VX Roundup 2/3: Tempe hoops posts big rally; Highland beats Basha to end regular season

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Posted: Friday, February 3, 2012 10:31 pm | Updated: 10:45 pm, Fri Feb 3, 2012.

Tempe used a big third quarter to rally and defeat visiting Notre Dame, 68-57, in a Division II, Section III boys basketball game Friday.

The Buffaloes went on a 25-0 run in the third and outscored the Saints 30-16. Erik Carr scored 10 of his 15 points in the pivotal third quarter for Tempe.

Nyial Watson also did his part, as he finished with a game-high 19 points along with eight assists, six steals and five rebounds.

Dequan Hughes had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds for Tempe.

Nicky Sarandrea and Kelvin Pilot each scored 10 points for Notre Dame (10-13).

With the win, the Buffaloes finished its second-straight 20-win season by going 20-7 overall and 13-5 in sectional play.

In Division I boys hoops, Jake Toolson completed a game-winning 3-point play with 6.2 seconds remaining to lift Highland to a 56-53 win over host Basha in a Division I, Section II game.

Toolson made a layup and was fouled, then made the ensuing free throw to give the Hawks (12-13) the 3-point edge. He finished the game with a team-high 20 points.

Connor Toolson also scored in the double-figures for Highland, finishing the game with 18 points. Jaron Hopkins scored a game-high 22 points for Basha (23-5). Torren Jones finished with 19.

Dobson at least temporarily kept its hopes of making the Division I, Section II tournament alive with its 53-36 win over Tucson on the road.

The Mustangs (18-10) had four players finish in double-digits; Marcus Tipton (14), Kyle Tomlinson (13), Cody Justice (13) and Connor Rowe (10).

Tipton also grabbed eight rebounds.

Eric Crawford scored 18 points to help Gilbert run away with a 62-49 win over host Mountain Pointe in a Division I, non-sectional game.

Deandre Myles finished with 14 points and Freddie Lash added 13 points for the Tigers (19-5).

Kayhari Holloway led the Pride (14-11) with 11 points.

Girls Basketball

In another matchup of top Division I schools, Mountain View completed its regular season with a 59-48 win over visiting Red Mountain.

Arnecia Hawkins scored a game-high 22 points for the Toros (24-2). Jordan Jensen added 11 points.

Mariah Willadsen led the Mountain Lions (19-7) with 19 points. Gabi Alonzo scored 15 points and Shea Brown added 10 points.


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