Flagstaff Coconino Basketball

Flagstaff's Hampton Olney goes for a layup during the first quarter of Friday's 4A Conference play-in game at Coconino High School.

Hitting a free throw with under four seconds remaining, Flagstaff's Ramsey Penza gave the Eagles the eventual victory, 60-58, Friday night against the rival Coconino Panthers.

Facing off for the first time in a state tournament game, the rival schools played down to the wire again with Flagstaff pulling off the upset a week after falling to Coconino at the buzzer.

The Eagles, the No. 22 seed entering Friday, will face the No. 1 seed to be revealed on Saturday. The likely top team will be familiar foe Shadow Mountain, who previously eliminated Flagstaff from the post season and beat it in a state final.

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Sports Reporter

Cody Bashore serves as the beat writer for Northern Arizona University basketball and football in addition to covering high school sports around Flagstaff for the Arizona Daily Sun.

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