Despite 12 points by Joram Watson, the No. 5 Coconino Panthers fell on the road to the No. 32 Notre Dame Prep Saints, 49-42, Friday night.
Coconino's eight-game win streak in the regular season came to an end with the loss, with the Panthers' record moving to 8-1. Harding Eddie added eight points, with Brett McGowan chipping in seven.
The Saints, members of the 5A Conference, improved to 5-4 with the win. The 4A Panthers will look to bounce back against their rivals, the No. 15 Flagstaff Eagles, in their first meeting of the season on Tuesday at 7 p.m. It will be the first game of a run of eight straight inside the Grand Canyon Region.
PARADISE HONORS 59, NORTHLAND PREP 26
Tasked with facing the No. 2 team in the 2A Conference, the No. 21 Spartans fell on the road Friday night against the Panthers.
Northland Prep hosts the Basis Flagstaff Yeti Monday at 7 p.m.
COCONINO 48, NOTRE DAME PREP 27
Turning in another strong defensive effort, the No. 7 Coconino Panthers beat the No. 25 Notre Dame Prep Saints at home to improve to 8-1 in the regular season.
The win marked the eighth straight regular-season game that the Panthers held their opponent under 35 points, all victories.
Showing leadership and pacing the team on offense, Jada Golding scored 18 points for the 4A Panthers, who held the Saints to just two points in the second quarter. Coconino, which got 10 points from Kaylee Begay, scored 11 points in the opening and closing quarters each, and had their best frame in the third with 17 points.
Taylor Hansen provided five points, with Oniah Barton-Paddock and Kortnee Begaye each adding four.
Coconino will face its crosstown rival Flagstaff, ranked No. 1 in the 4A Conference, on its home court Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
FLAGSTAFF 67, MINGUS UNION 33
Cruising to an easy victory on their home court, the No. 1 team in the 4A Conference, the Flagstaff Eagles, remained perfect at 8-0 with their win against the No. 23 Mingus Union Marauders.
The Eagles shared the 3-point shooting feast, with Ashley Edison, Danell Lipscomb and Emma Doskicz each connecting from beyond the arc twice as the Eagles hit a total of eight treys.
Flagstaff scored 12 points in the opening quarter while keeping Mingus, now on a two-game losing skid after the loss, off the scoreboard. Mikaila Kayaani-Lee jump-started Flagstaff's offense in the second quarter, scoring 10 of her total 12 points in the frame to help her team take a 34-6 lead into halftime.
Monique Ware had a team-high 13 points for the Eagles, who sit comfortably atop the Grand Canyon Region standings at 6-0. Edison finished up Friday with eight points. Ware's points came in three quarters, as Flagstaff went to its reserves to close out the game after going ahead 52-14 after three quarters of play.
The Eagles will face off with the rival Coconino Panthers on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
PARADISE HONORS 52, NORTHLAND PREP 18
Dropping their fourth straight game, the No. 39 Spartans fell to the No. 11 Panthers on the road. Northland Prep hosts the Mingus Mountain Mountain Lions Monday at 5:30 p.m.
FLAGSTAFF 11, SHADOW MOUNTAIN 0
Scoring 11 goals for the second straight day, the No. 2 Flagstaff Eagles continued their perfect regular season with a shutout of the No. 41 Shadow Mountain Matadors.
Samantha Slaughter earned her first shutout in goal, subbing in for Lyza Bosselmann, as the Eagles improved to 7-0 and kept the Matadors winless. Flagstaff improved its goal differential to 63-2 in the regular season with its fourth double-digit goal game.
Morgan Hodges led the way with four goals and three assists, followed by Anna Harmon's two goals and two assists. Maya Shearon added three assists to a lone goal, while Lydia Pelletier-Butler, Zalma Batrez-Cardoza and Samone Marquez all added goals. Brianna White assisted on two of the team's goals with Calista Chaffin adding one assist.
The Eagles will host the Bradshaw Mountain Bears, ranked No. 11 with a 2-2 record, on Tuesday at 3 p.m.