Local Roundup: Doskicz, Verse lead FHS girls hoops to 88-62 win over Moon Valley

Local Roundup: Doskicz, Verse lead FHS girls hoops to 88-62 win over Moon Valley

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Flagstaff's offense is starting to heat up even as the snow falls in town.

Emma Doskicz followed a career-high scoring performance with 26 points, Miyah Verse added 24 and the Eagles girls basketball team got an 88-62 victory over the Moon Valley Rockets in Flagstaff on Thursday, going for 80-plus in back-to-back games and pushing their win streak to five straight.

Doskicz, who had 30 in Tuesday's 83-34 romp over Mohave, finished against No. 16-ranked 4A Conference Moon Valley with eight 3-pointers made, the same number she had in her career-high night just a few days ago.

Meanwhile, Verse, a freshman, produced a career-high scoring effort against the Rockets, winners of two of their last four games.

"We had a good balance tonight between our 3-point attempts and our 2-point attempts," Eagles head coach Tyrone Johnson said. "Miyah had her strong game inside and on the boards."

Flagstaff, ranked No. 14 in the 4A entering Thursday, finished with 14 total 3s. Gracelyn Nez added 14 points and fellow sophomore Kaitlyn Davis tallied 10 for the Eagles, who went undefeated for their two-game homestand.

Nez, who Johnson said posted a "great overall game," was playing on her birthday.

Flagstaff (5-2, 4-0 Grand Canyon Region) led 42-30 at halftime and didn't lose a single quarter to the Rockets (5-2, 0-1 Skyline).

And Flagstaff hopes the momentum continues as they have a quick turnaround and face another Skyline Region school in Shadow Mountain, which as of press time Thursday was ranked No. 2 in the 4A with a 7-1 overall record. The Friday contest between Shadow Mountain and Flagstaff is set for a 7 p.m. tipoff in Phoenix.

GIRLS SOCCER

The 4A Flagstaff Eagles suffered their first loss of the season in the Valley on Thursday, falling to the 4A Arcadia Titans 4-1.

Arcadia (3-1) went ahead 1-0 on a penalty kick. Flagstaff (5-1) had its chances on a penalty kick and other openings, but didn't get on the board until Brisa Arangure found the back of the net late in the game.

The AIA is scheduled to release its soccer rankings on Tuesday, and Flagstaff is back in action next Thursday when it hosts Lee Williams for a 3 p.m. match.

WRESTLING

The Division III Coconino Panthers went 1-1 as a team at a multi Wednesday featuring Chino Valley and host Lee Williams, receiving a few perfect outings from a handful of wrestlers.

On the mats at 132 pounds, Cooper French finished his day with two pins for Coconino, which was up against two programs that also reside in Section Four. Damingo Pimentel, at 170 pounds, and Ulises Gutierrez, a 220-pounder, also earned 20 records for the Panthers, who lost to Chino Valley, 41-35, and defeated Lee Williams, 46-27.

Pedro Billups also was 2-0, tallying a 16-0 tech fall over his Chino opponent to go with a victory by forfeit. Meanwhile, Pimentel recorded a pin and a decision win along with Gutierrez. Panthers heavyweight Tiberone Clarke notched a pin and a forfeit win.

Anthony Escalera, at 106 pounds for the Panthers, was pinned by his Chino opponent but got his own win by fall against Lee Williams. Reed Merrell, at 160 pounds, had a pin against Chino and lost by decision against Lee Williams. Mauricio Quijano also went 1-1 for the Panthers, coming away with a 5-2 decision against Chino.

Coconino hosts a large multi featuring section opponents on Wednesday starting at about 4 p.m.

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