Facing off with the No. 1 team in the state of Arizona, the No. 16 Flagstaff Eagles fell to the Shadow Mountain Matadors 94-52 Wednesday night in Phoenix.
After knocking off the rival Coconino Panthers in the play-in round last Friday, Flagstaff drew the last seed in the 4A Conference bracket and met Shadow Mountain for the third time in the past five years.
Knocked out by the Matadors 73-45 in the 2016 Division II quarterfinals and 83-58 in the 2014 D-II state title, the Eagles struggled again against Mike Bibby's team.
The lone Grand Canyon Region team to get past the 4A play-in round, Flagstaff finished with an 11-10 record during regular and postseason play. Along with Coconino's two-point loss to Flagstaff, Prescott fell to Tempe and Mingus Union lost to Peoria in the play-in round.
Flagstaff graduates five players from its roster, but returns Ramsey Penza and Troy Yazzie, who averaged 17.2 and 14.6 points respectively.