An update on the current standings on local girls and boys basketball teams. The playoffs begin Feb. 19 for girls and Feb. 20 for boys. All results and statistics are as of Monday, Feb. 10.
Canyon Del Oro
Senior leader Ty Ochse and his Canyon Del Oro Dorados currently claim the No. 20 seed with one regular season game to play against Salpointe Catholic High School. The Dorados currently have an 18-8 record, their most recent win over Cholla (66-42). Should the Dorados remain an 18-seed, they will take on the No. 13 seed in the first round of the D-II playoffs.
The Nighthawks (15-12) closed out the regular season with three straight wins, the most recent a 72-59 victory over Casa Grande. The team will look to keep the momentum going in Division II playoffs. The Nighthawks, a No. 17 seed, will face off against No. 15 seed in the first round of play.
The Marana Tigers (0-26) had a winless season and will look for improvement next season.
The Mountain View Mountain Lions (6-16) struggled in the latter half of the season, losing eight of their last nine games and missing the playoffs in the process. Hope remains alive next season with returning guards Anthony Marshall (14.9 ppg) and sophomore Thomas Wabaunsee (9.5 ppg), the team’s two leading scorers.
Pusch Ridge Christian Academy
The Pusch Ridge Christian Academy Lions narrowly missed the playoffs after losing their last four games to Florence, Desert Christian, San Carlos, and Coolidge. The Lions finished 16-11 for the season.
Canyon Del Oro
The Canyon Del Oro Dorados (22-6) currently sit with the No. 21 seed in D-II play with one game remaining. The Dorados were on a five-game win streak before playing Ironwood Ridge High School yesterday, those results unavailable before press time.
The Lady Nighthawks (19-7) currently claim the No. 20 seed in D-II postseason, just one place behind inner district rival CDO, who they played last night with results unavailable. Prior to that game, the Nighthawks had won four of their last five.
The Marana Tigers finished the year with a 15-11 record, including seven of their last nine games, but will ultimately fall short of playoff contention. The team will only lose three seniors to graduation, making for a veteran studded team next year.
The Mountain View Mountain Lions closed out their season with a loss to Salpointe, ending the year with a 10-16 record and missing the playoffs, looking to regain momentum next season.
Pusch Ridge will look to keep the wins coming after earning a first round bye in Division III playoffs. The lady Lions finished the regular season with a 21-5 with one game pending against Combs High School of San Tan Valley.