Bradshaw Mountain’s girls’ basketball team graduated six seniors, each of whom played key roles, this past off-season, leaving third-year coach Rick Haltom with a green group that has talent, but will need time to mature on the court in 2017-18.
Suns have dropped three of last four contests
The Northern Arizona Suns have made a habit of playing close games during the first two-plus weeks of the 2017-18 regular season.
Petro records first double-double of the season with 17 points, 10 rebounds
Bradshaw Mountain struggled in the first half against defending Grand Canyon region champion Flagstaff on Monday night, but the Bears showed signs of life in the second half in a 76-66 loss to tipoff the 2017-18 season and region play.
Beginning the regular season against a region opponent isn’t preferable for a high school basketball team. Neither is playing the contest on the road against a defending 4A state tournament semifinalist.
Bears look for better season after 5-13 record last year
After a slow start to the 2016-17 season, the Bradshaw Mountain boys’ basketball team didn’t really recover, compiling a 5-13 overall record in power-point games en route to missing the 4A state playoffs in February.
The older guard may have officially passed the baton to the newer guard on a chilly, overcast Friday afternoon at Mountain Valley Park as Yavapai College’s soccer team succumbed to Tyler Junior College of Texas in the NJCAA national semifinals.
Yavapai-Tyler matchup set for Friday; Pima advances
In their 10th all-time meeting since 1990, Yavapai College and Mercer County Community College of New Jersey’s soccer teams met on Wednesday to determine which club from Pool C would advance to the 2017 NJCAA Division I National Championship Tournament semifinals.
On an opening day in which each of the Top 4 seeds in the 2017 NJCAA Division I Men’s Soccer National Championship tournament pitched shutouts, third-seeded Yavapai College and its high-powered attack made the most convincing statement.
5 Suns score in double figures
In a back-and-forth affair against the Iowa Wolves Saturday night in NBA Gatorade League play, the Northern Arizona Suns needed overtime to settle their two-game series at Prescott Valley Event Center.
Blanks Pima, heads to National Tournament in Prescott Valley
Yavapai College’s soccer team clinched a berth into the NJCAA Division I National Tournament with a convincing victory over Snow College (Utah) on Friday.