Following a dominant, 72-4 road win at Metro Tech on Monday, the Coconino Panthers improved to 3-1 in the regular season and will enter the Pepsi Holiday Basketball Tournament on a three-game win streak after Tuesday's 46-32 victory against Bradshaw Mountain.

Jada Golding led the way with 14 points for Coconino, which was able to give its bench lots of minutes in the second half after taking a 29-11 lead into the break. Kaylee Begay added 10 points and Kortnee Begaye contributed four with nine rebounds. Taylor Hansen ended her night with two blocked shots.

Tuesday's home victory against Bradshaw Mountain opened Grand Canyon Region play for Coconino, with another two region games set for next Monday and Friday at Mohave and home against Prescott.

Coconino will face Kingman at 4 p.m. in Thursday's pool play at Flagstaff's tournament, with San Tan Foothills and St. Mary's on Friday before moving into bracket play. Last season, Coconino fell in the semifinals to rival Flagstaff.


The Eagles hit nine 3-pointers on the way to improving to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the Grand Canyon Region Tuesday at home, trouncing the Volunteers (2-2).

The attack from beyond the arc came from eight different Eagles, with Emma Doskicz leading the way at two.

Josephine Faull, who erupted in the third quarter for eight points, led the Eagles in scoring with 12. Mikaila Kayaani-Lee added 10, and Monique Ware and Ashley Edison each ended their nights with nine points apiece. Doskicz tallied eight.

The Eagles start the Pepsi Holiday Tournament on Thursday with their first pool-play game at 7 p.m.



Moving to 2-0 in the regular season, the Flagstaff Eagles topped the Moon Valley Rockets in their second straight road match.

With goalkeeper Lyza Bosselman keeping another clean sheet, Maddie Shafer and Morgan Hodges scored two goals apiece and Sam Slaughter and Taylor Hazlett each added one as the Eagles outshot the Rockets 26-0.

Flagstaff returns home to face the Cactus Cobras on Thursday and the Shadow Mountain Matadors on Friday. Both matches begin at 3 p.m.


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