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PREPS: Flowing Wells keeps the hardware

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Mike Perkins' used a swarm defense to shutdown Lexi Cortez and the Tucson Badgers Mike Perkins' used a swarm defense to shutdown Lexi Cortez and the Tucson Badgers
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Flowing Wells made sure the trophy had a short trip to it's final destination showcase.

The Lady Caballeros played great defense for two straight days to win their Holiday Shootout.

The highlight of the tournament was an impressive 50-30 semifinal victory over the previously undefeated Tucson Badgers.

Flowing Wells used an extended zone defense to pressure undefeated Tucson and cause fits for Badgers freshman sensation Alexis "Lexi" Cortez. The Lady Cabs pounded TMHS on the boards limiting the Badgers to one shot a possession and creating numerous second chance opportunities for themselves at the offensive end.

Chalise Fernander led the way with 20 points. She scored nine in the 1st quarter as Flowing Wells built an 11-point halftime lead.

Senior Lyndsay Leikem was active at both ends of the floor and added 15 points. The senior scored a game-high 19 in the Final as Flowing Wells (13-3) dispatched of Sahuaro 54-41.

The Cougars (12-3) were led by Itzel Valencia-Gallegos' 11 points.

Tucson (15-1) rebounded to win the 3rd place game 45-29 over Desert Christian (15-3).

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