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Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 4:00 am | Updated: 10:56 am, Wed Jan 2, 2013.

Non-stop basketball took place at the Pusch Ridge Christian Academy and Canyon Del Oro gym this past week as high school girls and boys basketball teams played in the Northwest Desert Classic Tournament.

This is the sixth year of the tournament and it included local Tucson teams as well as some from Phoenix. 

On the girls’ side of the bracket, PRCA cruised to a 52-20 win over Sahuarita High School while Ironwood Ridge High School won by one (43-42) over an aggressive Cienega High School team. CDO lost in its first game on Wednesday to Seton Catholic High School by 20 points. On Thursday, Ironwood Ridge and PRCA lost one and won one out of the two games that they each played. PRCA’s matchup against the disciplined Seton Catholic proved too much as they lost 40-28. PRCA was missing two key players for the tournament: senior forward Noelle Soltero and sophomore guard Lacy Cain. CDO played one game on Thursday and lost to PRCA by 5 points.

On Friday and Saturday, CDO obtained two wins for their last games with a win over Desert Ridge High School and Cienega. Ironwood struggled against Seton Catholic with a 50-21 loss but came back and won by nine over PRCA to finish out the tournament. PRCA struggled at the end to finish the tournament out with two losses.  Desert Vista High School won over Seton Catholic in the championship game 50-42.

As for the guys, Marana High School lost 80-35 against Sunnyside High School but beat Pueblo High School 50-29 over the course of the Wednesday and Thursday tournament games. PRCA lost three of its games by around 20 points except for the first game against Sahuarita High School where they lost by six. CDO won over Marana and Desert Christian High School but lost to Sunnyside by 20 points.

For the last two tournament days, PRCA was heavily beat by Buena High School in a 52-19 loss but beat Pueblo by five points on Saturday. Marana lost in a close game to Desert Christian but pulled out a 20 point win on Saturday against Sahuarita.  CDO finished with a solid 54-17 win over Pueblo but lost their last game by five against Cholla High School. The championship game was between Buena and Sunnyside where Buena won 67-55. 

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Tuesday, September 30

Boys Golf (3 p.m.)

Mountain View at Haven Golf Course

Ironwood Ridge, Buena, Catalina at Rincon (Dell Urich)

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Marana at CDO

Maricopa at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Vista Grande

Poston Butte at Catalina Foothills

San Miguel at Pusch Ridge

Freshman Football (6 p.m.)

Maricopa at Marana

Wednesday, October 1

Girls Golf (3 p.m.)

Mountain View vs. Ironwood Ridge (Omnu Tucson National)

CDO, Sunnyside at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Sabino at Catalina Foothills

Cross Country (4:30 p.m.)

Ironwood Ridge, Sahuarita at Flowing Wells (Columbus Park)

Marana, St. Gregory at Catalina Foothills

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

CDO at Ironwood Ridge

Freshman Football (6 p.m.)

Mountain View at Salpointe

Catalina Foothills at CDO

JV Football (6.p.m.)

Marana at Maricopa

Salpointe at Mountain View

CDO at Catalina Foothills

Thursday, October 2

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Mountain View, St. Gregory’s, Pusch Ridge at Marana

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Mountain View at Poston Butte

Catalina Foothills at Flowing Wells

Pusch Ridge at Willcox

Varsity Football (7p.m.)

Maricopa at Marana

Mountain View at Salpointe

Catalina Foothills @ CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Rincon

Friday, October 3

Boys Golf (all day)

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Santa Rita/Flowing Wells Invitational

Girls Vollyeball (all day)

CDO, Catalina Foothills at Falcon Invitational

Cross Country

Catalina Foothills, CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Desert Twilight Festival

Varsity Footbal (7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at San Tan Valley

Saturday, October 4

Boys Golf (all day)

CDO at Santa Rita/Flowing Wells Invitational

Swimming (all day)

Catalina Foothills, CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Brophy/Xavier Swim Invitational

Girls Volleyball (4 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at Desert Christian

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