After opening its season with a win, Skyline fell, 76-72, to Verrado in second game of pool play of the Skyline Invitational. Ralph Brunson led the Coyotes with 26 points, Johnny Muruato added 15 and Jonathan Sims finished with 12. Skyline led by six points heading into the fourth quarter but the outside shooting of the Vipers did them in. Verrado made 13 three pointers with nine of them coming in the second half.
Luke O'Brien scored 19 points to lead Perry past Sandra Day O'Connor, 76-55, in pool play of the Paradise Valley Invitational at Paradise Valley High School. Dillon Smock added 11 points for the Pumas (1-0).
Jake Cipolletti led visiting Scottsdale Christian past Fountain Hills, 60-46. Cipolletti scored 22 points in the opening game of the season for the Eagles. Tuff Barnes added 15 points and 13 rebounds. Jeffrey Bonner led Fountain Hills with 16 points.
Visiting Mountain View beat Cactus 68-24 in the second round of the Arrowhead Classic. Mark Mazzucco and Kyle Bingham led the Toros with 15 points each. Mountain View will play Thunderbird today in the semifinals at Cactus High School at 7:30 p.m. Tempe High beat Ironwood 79-59 in the Arrowhead Classic and will play in the other semifinal.
Host Pinnacle beat Gilbert, 80-37, in the second game of pool play in the Highland Thanksgiving Girls Basketball Tournament. Britta Nordstrom led the Pioneers with 20 points and Sydney Wiese added 18. Andrea Hare led the Tigers with 13 points. Senior starters Vicky Gardner and Siriah Yarde both played less than a quarter for Gilbert after sustaining minor injuries.