Pima girls are Pepsi Holiday Tournament Runners-Up

Photo Courtesy David Allred: From left, Aubrie Sherwood and Saydee Allred were named to the Pepsi Holiday Tournament All-Tournament Team. The Pima Roughriders girls basketball team fell in the championship game to host Flagstaff, 46-63., and finished as the tournament runners-up.

Pima boys finish Flagstaff tournament in third place

By Jon Johnson

jonjohnsonnews@gmail.com

FLAGSTAFF – The Pima girls basketball team fell just short of their goal on Saturday and finished as the Pepsi Holiday Tournament Runners-Up. 

Pima (2-0 conference, 7-1 overall) fell to 4A Flagstaff (2-0 region, 7-1 overall), 46-63. Flagstaff got on top in the first half and Pima played even in the second half but couldn’t close the gap.  

To get to the championship game, the Roughriders dispatched the 3A Winslow Bulldogs, 55-44; the 6A Alhambra Lions, 52-18; the 4A Paradise Honors Panthers, 68-28; and the 3A Tuba City Warriors, 55-23. 

Pima Boys

The Pima boys basketball team went 3-2 in the tournament and finished in third place with a win over 3A Snowflake (0-2 conference, 3-4 overall), 55-52 on Saturday afternoon.

Earlier in the day, the Roughriders fell to the 4A Coconino Panthers (1-2 conference, 5-2 overall) in the semifinals to knock Pima into the consolation bracket.

Pima dropped their first tournament game to 4A Paradise Honors 37-47; beat 4A Mingus Union 59-34; then beat 2A Arizona Lutheran 53-37 before facing Coconino in the semifinals.    

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