Holbrook first seed in state tournament, Window Rock third, Winslow fourth
The Holbrook Roadrunners, regular season 3A North Region Champions, are seeded first in the state tournament and will host the Sedona Red Rock Scorpions on Saturday at 7 p.m. Holbrook finished third in the regional tournament, losing to Monument Valley 58-56 and defeating Window Rock 76-54 in the regional tournament. The 3A North Region has four teams in the state tournament.
The Window Rock Scouts are seeded third in the state tournament after finishing fourth in the regional tournament. The Scouts defeated the Tuba City Warriors 85-65, but lost to Winslow 57-56 and to Holbrook 76-54 in the third place game in the regional tournament. The Warriors open state tournament play by hosting the Estrella Foothills Wolves at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
The Winslow Bulldogs enter the Arizona State 3A Conference Championship Tournament by hosting the Coolidge Bears on Saturday at 7 p.m. Winslow won the 3A North Region Tournament but state tournament seedings are based upon the power point system. Winslow won the regional tournament Championship Game 73-60 over Monument Valley and earlier defeated the Ganado Hornets 53-47 and the Window Rock Scouts 57-56 in a thriller.
The Monument Valley Mustangs are the fourth team from the 3A North Region in the state tournament and open against the Florence Gophers on Saturday in Florence at 7 p.m. Before their loss to Winslow in the Championship Game, the Mustangs defeated the Chinle Wildcats 66-58 and upset Holbrook 58-56 in the regional tournament.
Other state first round games on Saturday include Safford at Snowflake with the winner to play the Holbrook-Sedona Red Rock winner in the second round, Parker at Blue Ridge with the winner to play the Winslow-Coolidge winner, Alchesay at Round Valley with the winner to play the winner of a Payson at Fountain Hills game.
The winner of the Window Rock-Estrella Foothills will play the winner of the Monument Valley-Florence game. Second round games will be on Tuesday at Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott. Semi-finals and finals will be at the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale on Friday and Saturday, Feb, 25 and 26.