Red Mesa girls capture title at Camp Verde tournament

Red Mesa boys and girls basketball teams participated in the Yvonne Johnson Memorial Shootout Dec. 27-28. Red Mesa girls won the tournament. (Marilyn R. Sheldon/NHO)

Red Mesa boys and girls basketball teams participated in the Yvonne Johnson Memorial Shootout Dec. 27-28. Red Mesa girls won the tournament. (Marilyn R. Sheldon/NHO)

CAMP VERDE, Ariz. — Christmas break was very productive for the Red Mesa High School girls basketball team.

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Red Mesa boys and girls basketball teams participated in the Yvonne Johnson Memorial Shootout Dec. 27-28. (Marilyn R. Sheldon/NHO)

The girls went 4-0 in the tournament and upped their overall record to 10-4. Their first round game Dec. 27 was against Scottsdale Prep, whom they defeated 48-30. Later in the day they defeated Parker, 40-32, and the following day they handily defeated Camp Verde, 58-36. In the championship game, they faced Parker and again came off the victor, 54-45.

The Red Mesa boys had a tougher time at the tournament.

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Red Mesa boys and girls basketball teams participated in the Yvonne Johnson Memorial Shootout Dec. 27-28. (Marilyn R. Sheldon/NHO)

They started with a loss to Lee Williams, the eventual tournament winner, and suffered losses to Parker, Wickenburg and Pinon.

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Red Mesa boys and girls basketball teams participated in the Yvonne Johnson Memorial Shootout Dec. 27-28. (Marilyn R. Sheldon/NHOl)

The teams next face Monument Valley at home Jan. 14 at 3 p.m.

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