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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.


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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