HOOPS: Gregory wins state; Pueblo and Salpointe Catholic fall sh - Tucson News Now

HOOPS: Gregory wins state; Pueblo and Salpointe Catholic fall short

The Warriors watch their dream season come to an end in Phoenix. The Warriors watch their dream season come to an end in Phoenix.
Jim Reynolds first season at Salpointe Catholic featured a ten-game winning streak down the stretch. Jim Reynolds first season at Salpointe Catholic featured a ten-game winning streak down the stretch.
PHOENIX (Tucson News Now) -

Three went for it, and one got it.

The Gregory School won their third boys’ state basketball championship Saturday beating Fort Thomas 65-46 in the Conference 1A Final at the Prescott Valley Events Center.

Addison Mort scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Tomari Harris added 23 points.

The Hawks (28-4) were back-to-back champs in 2008 and 2009 back when they were known as St. Gregory Prep.

Over at GCU Arena, the Pueblo Warriors opened the day with a 55-42 loss to Chandler Seton Catholic in the Girls’ 4A championship game.

Ilyssa Galindo led the Warriors (30-3) with 17 points.

Pueblo was playing in their first state final while the Sentinels win their 10th under Karen Self, a new state record.

Sarah Barcello scored 18 to lead Seton Catholic. She is the younger sister of Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball freshman guard Alex Barcello.

In Boys’ 4A Final, Salpointe Catholic could not hold a 22-point 3rd quarter lead in losing to Phoenix Shadow Mountain 83-79.

The Matadors, coach by UA 1997 national champion guard Mike Bibby, won their third straight state title and fourth this decade. The last two have been against the Lancers.

Shadow Mountain junior guard and ASU commit Jaelen House, son of Sun Devils legend and NBA guard Eddie House, scored 30 points and had 14 steals.

Luc Rosenblatt poured a career-high 24 points for Salpointe Catholic (15-16) who made the state championship game after starting the season 5-15.

The Salpointe Catholic boys were the fourth team from the school to play for a state championship this school year. The girls volleyball and soccer teams won rings while football and boys' basketball did not.

The Lancer boys fell to 0-5 in state championship games.

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