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Friday roundup: Saguaro cruises to Desert Sky title

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Posted: Friday, February 9, 2007 3:11 am | Updated: 7:21 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Dominick Ruth scored 22 points to lead Scottsdale Saguaro to the 4A Desert Sky Region championship over visiting Phoenix Pinnacle 69-51 on Thursday night.

Leading all scorers was Taylor Rhode, who tallied 30 points for Pinnacle.

Tyler Tompkins scored 16 points for the Sabercats (22-5), and teammate Nick Witherill added 13 points.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Jenna Pearson had 21 points and led Surrey Garden over visiting Orme, 47-23, in the first round of the 1A West Region tournament.

Pearson finished the game with 20 rebounds, five assists and five steals, and teammate Amanda Martin added 13 points.

Surrey Garden will face the winner of the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf or Valley Lutheran at 6 p.m. today at Surrey Garden. …

Valley Christian ousted Arizona Lutheran in the 2A Metro Region semifinals, 47-17. The top-seeded Trojans will go on to face Northwest Christian at 7 p.m. today. …

Nikki Magnus scored 19 points and pushed host Seton Catholic past Globe 66-62 in the semifinal of the 3A South Region tournament.

Colleen Tighe scored 12 points and had 17 rebounds for the Sentinels (19-8) who will visit Coolidge at 1:30 p.m. Saturday for the 3A South championship. …

Sam Murphy scored 16 points and led Xavier over Desert Mountain, 49-24, in the last region matchup for the two schools. Cassie Keating added 14 points for the Gators (24-2, 10-0). Desert Mountain (17-11, 5-5) was led by Katrina Graham, who had 12 points and nine rebounds. …

Joy Burke scored 15 points and added 18 rebounds to help Marcos de Niza

over visiting rival Corona del Sol 65-49 in a 5A Central Region matchup.

Lauren Battle added 13 points for Marcos (8-10), and Nicole Coggins led Corona with 12 points. …

Hannah Herrera led all scorers with 19 points as Apache Junction rolled over Coronado 44-29 in 4A East Sky Region action. Caliegh Alsaro had 17 points for Coronado.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Host Northwest Christian beat visiting Scottsdale Christian in 2A Region semifinal action 60-48. Tom Lemke led Northwest Christian with 16 points. …

Seton Catholic’s Mike Barlow scored 17 points as the Sentinels downed visiting Santa Cruz 61-53 to clinch a spot in the 3A South Region Tournament.

Barlow added 11 rebounds and Martin Graham added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Sentinels (18-9).

Seton will play host to Coolidge at 3 p.m. Saturday for the 3A South title. …

Ivan Villegas led all scorers with 17 points as Surrey Garden dominated Verde Valley 72-39 in the first round of the 1A West Region tournament.

Travis Currier added 15 points for the Knights (19-1). …

Shane Johannsen had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead Valley Christian over visiting Horizon Honors 72-50 in the semifinals of the 2A Metro Region tournament.

Jon Davis scored 17 points for Horizon Honors.

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