Home Furnishings Direct -labor day

Home | Classifieds | Place Ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Kudos | Obits | Real Estate | Subscriber Services | Villager | Amazing Grapes | Yellow Pages | Contact Us
The Verde Independent | Cottonwood, Arizona

home : sports : regional August 19, 2014


2/16/2012 3:17:00 PM
Camp Verde girls basketball makes short work of Cortez in first round
Amanda Showers leads a fast break Wednesday against Cortez in the first round of the Division III girls basketball state playoffs. VVN/Sean Morris
Amanda Showers leads a fast break Wednesday against Cortez in the first round of the Division III girls basketball state playoffs. VVN/Sean Morris
Jacob Lewis leaps toward the basket and is fouled Tuesday in Chandler against the Trojans at Valley Christian High School in the first round of the D-III state playoffs. VVN/Sean Morris
Jacob Lewis leaps toward the basket and is fouled Tuesday in Chandler against the Trojans at Valley Christian High School in the first round of the D-III state playoffs. VVN/Sean Morris

Sean Morris
Sports Reporter


CAMP VERDE - The Camp Verde girls' basketball team cleaned the boards Wednesday and easily defeated the Cortez Colts, 56-31, in the first round of the Division III playoffs.

The top eight teams got a first-round bye, but seeds 9 through 16 hosted seeds 17 to 24. Camp Verde earned a 13 seed and a first-round home game.

Cowboys Katie Wilson and Lila Hickey exploited a significant advantage inside against the Colts. Camp Verde gained a 10-point lead in the first quarter, and won every quarter after that too.

Two Division III girls teams won on the road in the first round: (18) Round Valley defeated (15) Gilbert Christian, 50-43, and (21) Chinle defeated (12) Benson, 64-48.

It's very hard to beat a team on their home floor in the playoffs. Now all the games occur on neutral sites, the NAU Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff for the second round, Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley for the third round, and Jobing.com Arena in Glendale for the final rounds.

(13) Camp Verde plays (4) Safford Saturday, 3 p.m. in the Skydome. Camp Verde beat Safford once already this season in the Round Valley Tournament, but that was over two months ago.
Camp Verde had a tougher strength of schedule than Safford, so that could pay dividends in the next matchup.

Camp Verde boys basketball eliminated from playoffs

CHANDLER - Only down four points at halftime, the Camp Verde boys' basketball team had a chance against higher-seeded (9) Valley Christian, but the Trojans shut the door in the second half, winning 68-53.

Brian Hudson led the Cowboys with 21 points. Three of those came on a buzzer beater from half court to end the game, the season, and Hudson's high school basketball career. With three seconds left, Hudson paused for a few seconds at midcourt, set his feet, and threw it home for three.

Once again without Johnny Hudson, the CV team couldn't muster enough firepower to challenge the Trojans in their building.

The Cowboys lose quite a few seniors this year: Josh Benson, Jake Spleiss, Brian Hudson, Johnny Hudson, and Joe Wilson. That includes four starters, a shutdown defender, a jump-out-the-gym center, two sharp-shooting brothers, and an energy guy off the bench.

Good talent should be coming back too, include triple-double threat Jacob Lewis and much improved Mitch Latham.

Development of guards Cezar Cuevas and Justin Reay will be pivotal to the Cowboys' success next season.

Gallery: CV boys basketball @ Valley Christian

Gallery: CV girls basketball vs Cortez


    Recently Commented     Most Viewed
Letters: Who is right is best satisfied by what is right (2 comments)
County votes 'No' on wolves (1 comment)
Cottonwood Elementary works to rectify AIMS stumble (8 comments)
AIMS scores mostly steady at area school districts (2 comments)
Editorial: Water, sewer rate hike a question of sooner or later (24 comments)




Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. The email and phone info you provide will not be visible to the public. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comments are limited to 1700 characters or less. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit your comment entries to five(5) per day.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search

HSE - Pulse Research
HSE - Sports Facebook Button
HSE - We want to hear from you
Find more about Weather in Cottonwood, AZ
Click for weather forecast





Submission Links
 •  Submit your feedback about our site

Find It Features Blogs Celebrate Submit Extras Other Publications Local Listings
Classifieds | Place Ad | Galleries | Kudos | Real Estate | Subscriber Services | e-News | RSS | Site Map | Find Verde Jobs | Contact Us
Yavapai College PAC - Monk

© Copyright 2014 Western News&Info, Inc.® The Verde Independent is the information source for Cottonwood and Verde Valley area communities in Northern Arizona. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Western News&Info, Inc.® Verde News Online is a service of WNI. By using the Site, verdenews.com ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the Site's terms of use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the Site. Click here to submit your questions, comments or suggestions. Verde News Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info Inc.® All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2014 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved