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After rainwashed out last Wednesday’s scheduled play of the Dorado Softball Classic at Mark Jacobs Sports Park, the Marana Tigers had to wait until Thursday to play.
The Canyon Del Oro and Mountain View girls basketball teams each won first-round playoff games at home in the state playoffs. Unfortunately, both teams fell in the second round.
When Justene Kesterson fell after contact with Morgan Sibson of Ironwood Ridge in the second half, a fall which also dislodged one of her shoes, it marked one of the few times all night that Kesterson had been denied by the Nighthawks’ defense.
Intensity was lacking on Thursday night from the Mountain View Mountain Lions, as it all seemed to emit from Amphitheater High School in a 77-51 loss to the Panthers.
Mountain View High School was rocking last on Dec. 6, as the Mountain Lions (11-4) defeated the (15-2) Tucson Badgers, 56-50.
Jordan Closs-Lopez got into the zone in the third quarter Friday night, as the Canyon Del Oro Dorados (6-3) pulled away at Pusch Ridge, 60-42.
When Cienega kicker Robert Griffith lined up for a 40-yard field goal attempt with 1:54 left in the first round of the Division II playoffs on Nov. 2, it looked like the Bobcats would regain the lead, and likely avenge their regular-season loss to Mountain View.
Hosting their third consecutive perennial playoff opponent, the prospects for victory weren't very promising for the Pusch Ridge Lions.
A week after dominating rival Canyon Del Oro (0-2), the Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks (2-0) were not about to suffer an emotional letdown against a Marana team that was winless in 2011.
It was apparent Friday night that it was the first week of the 2012 season as the Pusch Ridge Lions took on Joy Christian Eagles (Glendale).